Myths About Your Car’s Tyres
Everyone loves talking about the horsepower that a car has, how fast it can go, acceleration and top speed, but one of the most important things about any car is the process of slowing it down meaning brakes and tyres. The tyre is unfortunately one of the most misunderstood parts of any car. The number of misconceptions and myths surrounding them is pretty massive so we thought it would be a good idea to take a look into some of the ones we can dispel in this article.

Now brakes and tyres are extremely important, and it’s even more important that they function correctly, for example, the number of benefits that a well-inflated set of tyres has on the ordinary road car is quite a lot. They can improve fuel mileage, improve tyre life, reduce the likelihood of the car rolling over in the case of an accident etc. If you’re looking for a high tech way of taking the guesswork out of reinflating your tyre, make sure to check out TPMS Australia, made of reliable technology, the equipment they sell is unparalleled in their quality.

One of the myths we hear the most is that the tyres of a car will explode if you exceed the “Max pressure” indicated on the tyre. This is a complete falsehood. Tyres are made to be extremely sturdy and will withstand a lot more pressure than that indicated on the side as well. The reason that the number is there is to recommend the psi that you should fill it to taking the weight of the car into account. You don’t need to worry about it next time you get your tyres filled because the new tyres won’t simply burst open like a balloon. However, it is always a good idea to not exceed this number because this is the manufacturers recommendation taking the material of the tyre into account. Overfilling the tyre will also have a negative impact of the cushioning effect of the tyre because it will not absorb the bumps in the road.

Another myth is that all cars require a spare tyre. This is not always the case anymore. Gone are the days where you would have to pack at least 2 tyres for your outdoor excursion because back in the day tyre flats were a very common occurrence. Fortunately, tyres have progressed far beyond that point and manufacturers have innovated something called run-flat tyres, which means that (as you might have guessed) the tyre can continue to roll and support weight even without any air in it. This is increasingly handy and as a result, many car manufacturers have stopped including spare tyres in the cars. But the good thing is that they’ve done it for a good reason. By installing run flats from the manufacturer, the purchaser’s life is made far simpler in the case of a flat, because all they will need to do is keep driving to the nearest tyre shop. No tyre changes are necessary.

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