Welcome To Tuffy's Road Trip and Travel Blog

Europe may have a sophisticated rail and air travel network, but the best way to discover its hidden treasures and scenic beauty at leisure is by road. This series of blogs will explore different facets of road trips in the continent. All that is left for you to do is to ensure your vehicle and tyres are road trip ready before you set off!

How to get the most out of your tyres

Quite often, the difference between a good ride and a great ride isn’t the power of your engine or the brand of your car. It’s the quality of your wheels. The better the wheels, the longer they last and the happier you are on your journey.

When your tyres are poorly maintained they directly affect your performance and make it harder for you to travel and can even put your safety at risk. How long your tyres last depends on your driving style, the conditions that you drive on and how well you maintain its condition.

Out of these three factors, maintenance remains crucial. Keeping your tyre in the best shape possible is imperative to making sure they perform at their best.

Here, we have 4 tips on how you can get the most out of your tyre.

Inflation: Under-inflated tyres tend to have higher rolling resistance. This means that they need far more fuel to keep moving. They also face a higher risk of blow-out and cause breakdowns. Hence, you need to make sure the tyre inflation is par with the required amount and carry out regular checks.

Tread: Your tyre tread is the point of contact between the tyre and the road. In most parts of the world, the legal minimum for a tyre tread is 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the tyre. As the tread is the quickest part of the tyre to face wear and tear, regular checks can go a long way in addressing your tyre performance.

Driving style: Speeding your car down the highway looks really stylish in movies, but in reality, the truth is far from it. Putting as little stress as possible goes a long way in making sure that your tyre lasts a long time and optimizing its performance.

Rotation: Every wheel has its own pace at which wear and tear happens. As a result, there can be severe unevenness. It pays to rotate the front and back tyres such that the wear and tear evens out. Giving you a smooth, driving performance.

Be all-season ready: Europe is home to very finicky weather. You want to make sure your ready for any eventuality. Get a range of tyres that keeps up with the demand of the fluctuating weather. Armstrong Tyres has launched its all-season range of tyres. Check it out here.