With the UK’s current heatwave it is important to consider how high temperatures can affect your new tyres, and how to prevent risks. As the air inside your new tyres is affected by surrounding temperatures, it’s not surprising that summer is the most common time to experience tyre issues. When it’s warm tyre pressure is higher, and vice versa when it’s cooler the pressure is then lower. When your new tyres are exposed to the sun’s UV rays it can make up to 15% difference to your tyre pressure, don’t take the risk read our helpful tips and tricks!
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How to prevent tyre issues in hot weather
Sun exposure can dramatically affect the condition of your new tyres that’s why it’s important to wherever possible keep your vehicle in a shaded area. UV rays are dangerous for new tyres and you can see the difference they make as a tyre that is exposed to too much sun may become bleached or cracked. We understand that when you’ve just purchased new tyres you want them to last as long as possible, which is why we recommend that you maintain a regular tyre pressure so that your grip, handling and sidewalls aren't at risk.
During hot temperatures, your tyres will be overinflated and become more brittle, which will make it more difficult to safely drive your vehicle. We recommend that during summer time you should check your tyres every time there is a major change in temperature. Contact our team today on 01258 459 798.
Tips to follow
Park your car in the shade where you can
Check your tyres when there’s an increase in temperature
Manually check your tyres - Is the sidewall loose and unreliable? This is a warning sign.
Next time you're at the petrol station check your tyre pressure with their gauge.
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