Tyres – these 4 contact patches have a significant influence on your driving safety, in and around Cape Town and on the open road. Tyres in good condition aid braking, cornering, control and steering of your vehicle. In the dry and under wet weather conditions. Good tyres are a must.
To inspect; just turn the steering wheel fully to one side, turn off the engine, jump out and look at the tread and sides of the front tyres. Then walk to the back, crouch a short distance away from the rear of your vehicle, and look at the tread and sides of the rear tyres.
If the grooves (tread) are very shallow, or you see bulges on the sides, the tyres need changing. Never allow the tread depth to go below 2 mm. At this depth they are not efficient on wet roads (Cape Town in winter) and place you at risk of being uninsured. When in doubt, pop in at Hi-Q Cape Town for a FREE inspection of your tyres. Value is more important than price. Don’t buy cheap tyres.