Optimal tyre traction
Your vehicle’s traction depends on four tyre contact patches, each not much bigger than the palm of your hand.
Correct tyre inflation and moderate driving habits help maximise your traction, but it’s also important to ensure you position the vehicle to take advantage of the best road surface available.
Corrugated or very bumpy road surfaces tend to decrease a vehicle’s road holding ability - choose the smoothest way through.
Potholes and objects in the road can lead to tyre damage, but also consider darker patches which may signal a previous oil or diesel spill and could cause loss of traction. Never ignore the obvious signs of a slippery road, like sand, gravel or water on the surface.
Tip courtesy of Bridgestone