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What affects tyre wear?

Tyre wear can be affected by numerous factors.  The following guidance will help you to maximise the life of your tyres:

 

Maintain correct tyre pressures – an over or under inflated tyre will lead to excessive tread wear on the outer or central portions of the tyre surface.

 

Avoid harsh braking – this is unavoidable in an emergency situation, but harsh braking can increase the forces and therefore the wear on the tyre surface.  Iin day to day driving try to keep braking smooth and controlled.

 

Avoid hard cornering – this create areas of increase wear on the outer edges of the tyre.

 

Avoid aggressive acceleration – this will cause ridging or distortion on the tyre tread.

 

Do not use excessive speed – at high speed tyres will heat up more quickly and so degrade more quickly than if lower speeds were used

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