Bettertyres urges Kiwi motorists to make a P.A.C.T with their tyres and stay safe and legal.
Tyres are the only part of the vehicle in contact with their road so it is important that they are well maintained, road safe and Warrant of Fitness compliant.
P – Performance , Fuel economy, handling, tyre life and grip are all enhanced by correct and regular tyre care.
A – Air pressure is crucial to maximum tyre performance. Pressures should be checked weekly with an accurate air gauge. As air pumps at petrol stations tend to be inaccurate, it is advisable to buy a hand held air gauge and keep it in your glove box.
C – Condition is critical to road safety; inspect your tyres for uneven wear, bulges, cuts and articles stuck in the tread and replace any damaged tyres immediately.
T – Tread depth is essential for wet road safety. The legal minimum is 1.5 mm but Bettertyres recommends that tyres are replaced when the tread is down to 3 mm as the performance of lower treads is diminished in heavy rain and situation where water has pooled on the road seurface.
So by making a P.A.C.T with your tyres you can ensure that your vehicle is, Tyrewise at least, safe to drive and compliant with WOF and insurance company requirements.