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How to make your car and tyres ready for road travel

March 30, 2020

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Planning ahead of time always reaps its benefits. So if you own a car you should pamper it during this time of shut down. It will reap its benefits later.

Whether your driving pattern involves driving alone or with your family – deep inside all you want is the best motoring experience (without any road inconvenience). To explain this better you let’s take the example of Yorkshire. Roads are always busy and they will be even busier once the roads are resumed. Also if you are living in an area like Wakefield you will be very well aware of its climate therefore, the changing weather requires extra care of your car especially the tyres.

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Checking the engine oil level

Quick and useful checks you need to see before going out for a long trip include checking the engine oil level of your car. It is one of the most important checks that help the power source of the vehicle; the engine to operate. The appropriate the level of oil, the more efficiently it will help run the vehicle for a long time.

Tyre pressure level

Moving on, it is very important to keep a check on your tyre pressure level and tyre tread depth before you start a vehicle to go on any driving journey. A balanced tyre pressure will help maintain the rolling resistance of tyres on the road if there are no overinflated or underinflated tyres; the risk of tyres flattening or tyres bursting over road bumps or unexpected potholes will reduce. Further, a proper thickness of tyre tread depth will help protect your tyres from sharp stones or rugged road surfaces by protecting the outer layer of your tyres. Never drive on compromised tread depth and get a replacement on time. For your help, you can check with a localised brand like Ossett Tyre House for ordering tyres online in Wakefield. Or you can also call their number here 01924271081

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Check your windscreen

One more pro-tip is: you need to check your windscreen for any unnecessary scratches or chips. As the windscreen is the major visual source in the car, it needs to be protected from unwanted chips so that it does not compromise your vision while you are driving. To ensure your windscreen is scratch less, you can also clean your wind vipers so that no dust is accumulated on the windscreen surface. 

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