Maintaining your tyres

It’s easy to forget that your tyres are the only part of your car that actually come into contact with the road. Properly maintaining them can increase the lifespan of your car and save you money in the long run. Here are our tips:

Tyre Pressure

Your tyre pressure can have a huge effect on your cars handling, braking, steering and mileage. You want to maintain the correct pressure and check it every couple of weeks. Too little pressure can result in unnecessary wear and tear on your tyres and too much can result in larger fuel consumption. In the worst case, incorrect pressure can result in a total blowout, putting yourself and others at risk.

Damage Checks

Checking for more than your normal wear and tear is important. Bulges and abnormalities can be a sign that it is time to replace your tyres. Keep on top of your tyres and prevent against costly and dangerous incidents.


Your tyre treads are one of the most important checks you should make – so much so that you should be looking at them every two to four weeks, especially in the winter months. Use the twenty pence method or take your vehicle to a garage if you are unsure.

Driving Habits

Keeping your driving habits in check is another way you can extend the life of your tyres. Harsh braking and accelerating can have a detrimental effect on your tyres and cause them to wear down prematurely. Try to drive as smoothly and consistently as possible and avoid uneven road surfaces wear possible – easier said than done we know. Slow down for speedbumps and take extra care to look out for potholes!

There you have our top tips for maintaining your tyres. If you are looking for a used car in Derby, visit Hilton Garage or take a look at our latest arrivals online.