Don’t push your tyres to the limit

Bray People - - Motoring Extra -

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.

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