Steve's Tyres and Wheels Ltd t/a
STEVE'S TYRES, WHEELS & EXHAUSTS · 79 DALE ROAD · BUXTON
(adjacent to Lomas Foods warehouse)
Tel: 01298 70011
8:30am - 6:00pm Monday to Friday; 9:00am - 4:00pm Saturday
24/7 Online ordering - pay when fitted
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FACTS ABOUT TYRES
Ageing Rubber in Crash Risk shock!
Report reveals old tyres' poor braking performance
Old tyres increase a car's stopping distance by 23 per cent an Auto Express investigation revealed. The investigating team hit the track in a car with a set of nine-year-old tyres to see how it measured up to some comparable new tyres with the same tread depth.
With the nine-year-old tyres the test car took a huge 96 metres to come to a halt from 70mph - 23 per cent more than the 78 metres needed by the newer tyres. The extra distance equates to around four car lengths - more than enough to make a life-saving difference in a crash situation.
Keep the Pressure Up!
Check your tyre pressures regularly. Under inflated tyres cause the engine to work harder and, therefore consume more fuel. It's like riding a bike with low tires - it becomes harder to pedal because of the increased rolling resistance.
If you do a lot of mileage then keep your eye on tread depth. Even on newish tyres tread depth can make a big difference - as demonstrated by this Bridgestone video...