Car Tyre Care List For When You Travel A Lot

Tyres wear down over time, there is no getting away from that fact. It doesn't matter whether you travel locally in short journeys or longer jaunts for work, eventually, mile after mile, tyres will need changing as they don't last forever. 

However, there are a number of things that us travellers can do to preserve tyres for as long as possible, and it makes a lot more financial sense to do so, as the cost of replacing tyres is never something that car owners welcome with open arms.

Maintain Good Driving Habits
As well as basic maintenance which I'll talk about below, it's so important that you practice good driving habits to keep your tyres in top condition. The use of excessive braking, or acceleration in that matter, or constantly stopping and starting in traffic, can have a big effect on tyres and cause them wear more quickly. 

I think it's important to buy the right tyres for what you'll be using them for, whether that locally or nationally, and then making sure to take care of them as continuing to use faulty tyres can be very dangerous for not only your car, but for you and other road users, as well as pedestrians. 

My husband travels a lot for work and so we always make sure his car is running properly for when he travels up to Scotland. No one wants to break down or have a tyre blowout so far from home. It's so simple to change tyres, and you can even get car tyres online in Edinburgh at Point S so they can be changed as soon as possible to make your car road safe. 

Check The Pressure Regularly
Tyre pressure can have such a big impact on your car's steering, handling, braking and mileage. If tyres are under or over inflated, this can increase fuel consumption and cause more wear and tear. As a worse case scenario, having the wrong pressure can result in a blowout, which can cause you to lose control of the car. 

Check For Wear and Tear
It’s so important for drivers to do a physical check of the tyres often, to look out for any signs of unusual wear and tear or any damage. This can include cuts, scrapes or any objects that have punctured the tyre. If you notice any of these problems, it's important to get these checked by a mechanic, or replace the tyres yourself. 

Make Sure There Is Enough Tread
Tyre treads have a huge direct impact not only on the performance of your car, but also its overall safety, even more so in poor weather conditions. To be road legal, the minimum tread depth your car tyres can have is 1.6mm, so it’s important to make sure that it does not go below this limit. 

Of course, these are just a few ways in which you can keep your tyres in good condition, there are so many more too, it's a case of making sure you check, look and get your tyres looked at when needed to keep them in good health.


  1. My hubbie is really good at reminding me to check the air pressure and tread on my tyres and even pointed out to my brother-in-law that his tyres were worn. I'm glad he does remind me as worn tyres can cost lives!

  2. A good reminder especially with the winter weather we should be getting soon.

  3. Thanks for this, it's so important to keep an eye on tires.

  4. Excellent tips at this very testing time of the year, particularly weather wise :)

  5. I get right worked up about my car tyres. My hubby always checked the tyres and under the bonnet. He recently died. So I have to do it myself now. Recently my tyre warning light came on and the garage told me that all the tyre pressures were a lot under what they should be - someone told me previously the wrong pressure for them. I do need 2 new tyres as they are getting close to the legal limit. I've only had the car a few months (second hand) and had to buy one new tyre just after I bought it. So will be off for my new ones in the next couple of weeks before the bad weather is here

  6. Always try to check regular and keep on top of pressure.

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  8. It's so easy for us all to just grab our keys and drive off and forget about these vital checks. Thanks for reminding us.

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  11. I always check my tyres and oil and water before a long journey


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