Tyres are among the most important components on your car, those four rings of rubber being the only things connecting your car to the road. Making sure that your tyres are in good repair, at all times, is crucial.
The most important thing to remember about tyres is that very often you get what you pay for. The best-quality tyres – which are often, but not always, the most expensive – are the ones that perform best, even when worn. Not only do they allow you to stop quicker, but they also help improve the fuel efficiency of your car (one tank of fuel in five is used to overcome the rolling resistance of a vehicle’s tyres). At the same time, British drivers waste £745m every year dumping tyres when they don’t necessarily need to.
Being aware of some simple tyre-related facts will help you stay safe – and on the right side of the law.