Don’t push your tyres to the limit
AS figures show a significant drop in both the new car market and tyre sales during 2008, Continental Tyres Ireland is urging motorists not to be tempted to push their tyres to the limit in today’s tougher economic environment.
Continental is especially concerned about those motorists who changed their cars every other year during the boom years of the Celtic Tiger.
Generally, after two years of normal motoring with an average annual mileage of 15,000km, a tyre will show signs of wear and tear and reduced tread depth which affects handling and stopping ability.
Traditionally, a good mechanic would have highlighted this to the motorist as part of a normal service.