There are so many factors to think about when it comes to driving. You have to consider the weather, the amount of petrol, oil and water for the engine, and if your tyres will make it through a long distance journey.
To take the hassle out of thinking about it too much, here are the factors that are ideal for long distance driving.
Tyre pressure is important when it comes to any type of driving. Because the longer the tyre is in motion and the speed of driving, the easier it is for the tyre to burst. If you are not sure what the pressure your tyres need to be, then rather visit a tyre specialist.
There should be no punctures as this could cause a problem for the pressure and ultimately leave you with a burst tyre and neck brace. Or it could leave you with a damaged wheel and high repair costs. Make sure that you have your tyres checked for any holes.
Although the tread of the tyre isn’t as important as the pressure, it can still impact the journey. This mainly should be considered if you are travelling in certain weather conditions such as rain, snow, hail or intense heat. Grip is important and if the right type of grip is not available you could possibly end up in an accident because of wet road conditions.
The tyres and wheels are attached to the mechanics of a car. To cause a car move they have to work hand in hand. It’s important to have every wheel balanced to avoid mishaps on your journey. Not only will the unbalanced wheel make you lose control of the car but going at such a speed will make it difficult to regain control.
Your wheels have to be aligned in order to have a hassle free ride. Wheel alignment can be affected if you have driven into a pothole or hit a curb. Now imagine if you are travelling with that problem and hit another pothole. You will likely have to replace the whole axle if it wasn’t initially checked.
Most people drive long distances as part of their jobs or when they go on holiday. Either way, you want to have a pleasant drive without having to spend money because of something so simple. If you are ever in doubt about what is suitable for the trip you can always visit a tyre specialist and they will surely tell you how to fix it.
Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a reputation amongst our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide.