How to protect your car on the road
By: Mohammed Suliman
These days there are many vehicles on the road and, consequently, this means that there are increased dangers on our roads. Such dangers can include fellow drivers driving fast or negligently and other vehicles causing damage to the roads. Potholes are a very common problem on many roads. It is an occurrence of wear and tear on the roads that are used regularly, especially by heavy vehicles. However, all of these factors can affect your vehicle’s tyres. So how can you protect your car and its tyres on these roads?
There are a number of ways that you can protect your car and its tyres on the roads.
Invest in quality tyres that will last you a fair duration of time. Toyo tyres are one such brand of tyres that are manufactured with modern roads in mind; and according to European road and weather conditions. These tyres are able to handle in both wet and dry conditions because they have functional tread design for wet and dry handling.
Quality tyres such as Toyo have a dual tread compound for exceptional handling and braking. If you find yourself in a position where the car may react against you, these tyres can assist you with optimal handling and when attempting to come to a sudden stop.
Toyo tyres are developed with a high stiffness wall and bead for good steering response. Whenever anything may happen to your car, you want to rest assured that your car’s wheels and tyres will respond to the direction in which you steer the car.
It is also important to find a tyre that is stable at all speeds, especially highway speeds. Many accidents happen on the highway so using a tyre that can handle and respond to the speed of your vehicle is imperative.
To protect your tyres while on the road, it is best to avoid speeding into or over potholes. Try to avoid them wherever possible. If you can’t avoid it, try to go over them slowly so that you minimise any damage to the tyres. Strong quality tyres should be able to resist pothole damage for a certain duration. This keeps you safe and prevents damage to the car.
It is important to protect your car on the road, not only for the car’s sake but ultimately for your safety. Finding the proper wheels and tyres that suit your type of vehicle and the conditions in which you regularly drive is important.
Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a reputation amongst our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide.
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