Check your treads to avoid driving with old and worn tyres

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For added safety, it is important that you check the tread depth of your tyres to ensure that you are not driving around with old and worn out tyres. You lose many of the tyre properties when the tread depth decreases and once you reach the threshold value of 4 mm, is time to change your tires to a new set of tyres.

Driving with worn out summer tires, your aquaplaning risk increases. If you combine that with higher speed, you are very likely to experience aquaplaning, as your contact area decreases. When you reach the threshold value of 4 mm and you drive at a speed of 125km/h you only have 11% of the tyres contact area compared to what you have at standstill. This is compared to close to 60% at speeds of 75km/h. So it is important to make sure that you reduce your speed if you have tyres that are close to the threshold value when it is raining.

It is not only the risk of aquaplaning, but also your braking distance gets longer and your handling and control is reduced when it is wet. The same is true for dry conditions that your braking distance and control is reduced, which can be noticed when taking sharp corners and curves. This makes it dangerous to drive too long with worn out tyres, so be sure to measure the tread depth on a continuous basis and keep track of how it changes, so you can predict when you will get close.

You also need to make sure that you have the correct tyre pressure, so that you have the optimal contact area of the tyre. The tyre pressure should be checked at least on a monthly basis when you visit the petrol station. It is also important that the shock absorbers are in good condition as they help to press the tyre towards the road, increasing the grip and thus reducing the braking distance. So make sure that you have the correct tyre pressure and that your shock absorbers are in good condition and buy tyres that are good at preventing aquaplaning, then you should be ready for any conditions that you might face during the summer.

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All Weather Tyres For Your Electric Car

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If you have an electric car, you need to make sure that you have suitable tyres for it. If you choose to go for all weather tyres, which can be good if you live in an area that doesn’t experience too much extremes when it comes to the weather. However it is important that you get all weather tyres that are designed for electric cars and not for the traditional gasoline cars.

If you have an electric car and you want a great tyre for all seasons then you have a few options. Nokian Tyres weatherproof all weather tyre is in my opinion the best one as it combines the best of two worlds. You get a tyre that provides reliable winter safety and firm handling of summer tyres. This is a tyre that has been developed and tested in one of the best testing facilities in the world. This means that it will keep you safe on the roads, regardless of the weather conditions that prevail where you live.

If you wake up one morning and the ground s covered with snow, this will not cause you any problems; you can get into your car and drive as usual. These tyres are made for these conditions and they are available also for the most common electric car models. Electric cars are usually heavier than cars with combustion engines due to the battery packs. A heavier car will take longer to stop, so it pays to have good tyres on your car.

You also want the tyres to be quiet, so that you can enjoy a comfortable ride. To make sure that you get to the destination, you should ensure that the driving distance is optimal per charge. An electric car tyre with low rolling resistance takes you further with a single charge. All this combined with superior safety will give you peace of mind when you drive on the roads with your electric car. So make sure you make a conscious decision when you select tyres.

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