Budget tyres, Gold Coast roads…we know a thing or two about tyres and their grip on roads—supplying, as we do, the best of budget tyres and more.
You really do need more than a nodding relationship with your tyres, living here on the Gold Coast. You’ll be notching up plenty of kilometres on them.
Here are some facts about tyres that you may or may not know.
- Tyre Pressure
One of the many myths about tyres is that their grip is better at lower pressures. As a responsible supplier of budget tyres Gold Coast drivers rely on, we owe it to our customers to comprehensively debunk this myth.
The thinking behind this mistaken belief is that, at lower pressures, more tyre rubber will be in touch with the road.
The fact is, tyres are manufactured to precise standards. Tyre treads are designed to displace water, oil and all other fluids to keep your tyres connected to the road surface.
They are safest to drive on when you inflate your tyres to the manufacturer-prescribed pressures.
Deflated tyres cannot use their tread properly. The grooves and spaces between them close up. When that happens, it spells Danger. You might as well go driving on an ice rink.
- Valve Caps
Many drivers think the valve caps on tyres are there to stop air leaking out. They worry that, if the cap is not on, the slow leaking will gradually deflate their tyre.
The fact is, valve caps have no bearing on tyre pressures. That said, air naturally escapes through your tyre wall over time.
The tyre valve allow you or your mechanic to maintain your tyre’s optimum pressure. The cap keeps the valve itself free of dirt, grime and other substances.
‘Experts’ will tell you that air pressure in your tyres will increase along with the temperatures in the summer. Air expands in the heat, right? Wrong!
The fact is, modern tyres are designed and manufactured to be impervious to external heat.
The only way the air in your tyres is going to heat up is if their sidewalls are rubbing against the car’s wheel well. One way to make this happen is to let your tyres down. Don’t do it!
- Hands Off
Some drivers will say they can tell you the structure of a tyre, just by feeling its surface with their hand. Touch can tell you whether it is made of a hard or soft compound.
The fact is, there are so many layers to modern tyres that the outer surface is just that.
Some drivers think slick or semi-slick tyres make for quicker acceleration. Their thinking is based on the theory that more power is available from having more rubber on the road.
The fact is, in all but perfect conditions, slick tyres are incredibly unsafe.
Get in touch with the experts in budget tyres Gold Coast customers always call on. Take a look around our website at https://a1supercheaptyres.com.au/ or call us on 1300 296 731.
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