Important Factors To Consider When Changing To SUV Summer Tyres

NT - GlobalWhen the time comes to change the tyres from winter to summer tyres on your SUV, there are a few things that are important to consider.

Firstly, you need to think about whether you will change the tyres yourself or will you let a service station to do the job. Doing it yourself will be probably cheaper, considering that you have the time and the right tools to do it.  You also need to have storage space to store the tyres. Remember that the storage space should be dark and cool. This will make sure that the tyres last longer.

When you change the tyres, you should check wheter you need to rotate the tyres. Rotating tyres regularly is a good way to keep your tyres in shape for longer. You should rotate tyres once every 8,000 kilometres during normal driving or when the tyres have a difference in wear of 2 millimetres. For example, when a front-wheel drive car has 6 millimetres of tread on the front tyres and over 7 millimetres in the rear, you should rotate your tyres from front to back and vice versa. Make sure that you mark the tyres carefully once you have removed them. Once the tyres are marked for storage it is important that you clean the tyres and to get all the salt and dirt away.

After you have changed te tyres you should check the tyre pressure to ensure that you have the correct pressure. Incorrect tyre pressure has a negative effect on your car’s fuel economy and handling.

If you let a service statin do the tyre change for you, then there are less things to worry about. Experts at the service station have the experience, so you know that it will be done correctly and you don’t have to worry about the tyres falling off. In addition, most of the tyre service stations have storage facilities, so they can store the tyres for you. This is very important for people with limited storage facilities in their homes.

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Best Time To Change To Summer Tyres


For countries in the Nordics, this year was marked by a rapid change in temperature, from a long winter to an almost immediate summer and completely skipping the spring season. This will create a challenge if you are one of those drivers that want to make sure that you always have the best tyres on your car, regardless of the season. The rational with the tyre change is to ensure that you get the best performance of your tyres and that you are capable to handle the challenges that the seasonal changes bring to the driving. The challenge with winter and summer tyres is when to change. It is surely difficult to plan the change, when it looks like the winter will continue forever, and it suddenly changes to a full-fledged summer.

Drivers tend to prefer a gradual change of seasons, which allows them to better plan the tyre change, and this way ensure that they get the best performance from their tyres. We do know that summer tyres are not good at all during winter conditions, and vice versa, winter tyres are not good on dry or wet summer roads.

In addition to the weather conditions, there might be legal requirements for how to use tyres. It may be prohibited to drive with winter tyres after a certain date. That is one factor, the other one is weather forecast. If the snow and ice has already melted away and temperatures have started to rise, there is no reason to keep the winter tyres on, except if the weather forecast says it will be cold again or there are other reasons to believe that the winter might return.

Once you decide that you should change your tyres, you have the option to do it yourself or take the vehicle to a service station to do the change. The latter option is of course a more convenient option and maybe also a safer option. Experts at service stations have the required expertise of changing tyres and they have the proper equipment to do the change. They will also make sure the tyres are rotated between the seasons to ensure even wear of the tyres.

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