If you aren’t a car specialist, it can be difficult to tell when it’s time to change your tyres. We’ve created this guide, so you know what to look out for!
Reduced Tread Depth
The most common sign that you should change our tyres is the depth of the tread of the tyres. You should remember the legal requirement for the tread is 1.6mm, which can easily be checked with a 20p coin. The health of the tread is also shown from any cracks in the sidewall of the tyres, which indicates the tread is drying out and so could give way – calling for you to change them!
The Tyres Age
You should change your tyres every 5 to 6 years depending on their condition, as the chemical structure of the tyre deteriorates in this time. Tyre manufacturers state that the age is important over the amount of tread left, due to this reason.
Blisters and Slits
Whenever you check your tyres, you should check for bulges, slits, and holes on the surface of the tyre. You should really look for these as you can’t detect any air leaking out from this sort of wear-and-tear, so you might not even realise there’s an issue.
Vibrations and Noises
If when you’re driving you feel an unusual vibration then you need to stop and investigate the health of your tyres! Excessive vibration from your tyres can lead to you having a serious accident, make your vehicle a danger on the road.
Similarly, if you hear whining, thumping, or squealing whilst you’re driving, it could be due to your tyres condition or that they are not aligned correctly. Either cause of these strange noises would mean you should not drive and evaluate the state of your tyres.
Remember these four checks to make on your tyres in order to prepare yourself for winter this year!
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If you’re in need of the perfect compact SUV with a sporty coupe silhouette and customisable design, then the T-Roc from Volkswagen is the ideal car for you. Its daytime running lights and TSI petrol engine ensures you can power through all weather, and with an economic diesel engine option, the engine turbocharges to provide the car with direct fuel injection. Here’s some of the best features why the T-Roc is the best car for you.
The 4MOTION control of the T-Roc allocated power across all four wheels to give you the very best traction on any terrain your adventure takes you on. The car combines 4MOTION with its handling control systems to keep your journey smooth. With features like electronic stability control, engine drag torque control and electronic differential locking, a single push of a button can change your driving from Onroad to Offroad, from Rain to Snow and many other conditions, to provide you with a versatile new SUV.
Interior Technology for Connectivity
The T-Roc is fitted with ultimate connectivity features, like Car Net which provides the cabin with internet, so you can connect your car to your apps, your phone, and navigation. And for those longer trips, the optional voice control allows you to wirelessly charge you phone whilst staying connected through voice activation. Keep all the family entertained with the state-of-the-art Beats sound system that will fill the car with the latest tunes.
No matter what type of driver you are, the T-Roc is here to assist and make your driving experience as smooth and easy as possible. If you need a little assistance with parking, Park Assist will guide you into every space, while the blind spot sensors notify you when a obstacles are close through the LED display in the wing mirrors. Whether you’re adventuring in the country or whizzing around a city, emergency braking and front assist with city emergency features will ensure you avoid any accidents.
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You may have heard of the Volkswagen Touareg, but are you aware of the power of its upcoming hybrid version? Continue reading to find out what you can expect from the Touareg Hybrid!
A Powerful & Economic Engine
The newest addition of the VW Touareg means its specialised engine shares the drivetrain with a Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, allowing it to be supercharged with a 35kW electric motor to release 375bhp. This incredibly powerful engine gets the Touareg from 0-60mph in just 6.5 seconds and can even reach nearly 150mph!
Lighter & More Tech Savvy
The VW Touareg Hybrid has been fitted with updated to make it better than ever! Whilst its weight has been reduced by 10% to 203kg, it remains roomier and more economical than ever before, with a Blue Motion pack that reducing consumption and saves fuel. The car is fitted with a four-wheel drive system for its 19inch alloy wheels that have been remodified to have a 40mm wheelbase length to cover more ground.
A Modern Yet Classic Interior
Keeping to its expected form, the Touareg is modern, fresh, and sleek, fitted with luxury seating and high technology to keep you both entertained and in the right direction, with an 8-inch touchscreen radio and sat-nav. To give you the ultimate 5-seater room, here is 1642 litres of load space, so drivers can fill up and go!
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