Roads are most
slippery with the first showers of the season. This is caused by rain mixing
with road debris such as dirt and oil, creating a sticky layer which decreases
the coefficient of friction between the tyre's contact patch and the road
surface drastically. This happens particularly after long dry spells due
to the build-up of road debris and collection of dust on the road surface.
sure there is at least 2mm of tread depth. Anything less than that and
it is best to replace them with a new set.
pressures are critical, so check them at regular intervals.
tyres are dangerous. Replace them with a set of good quality rubber.
keep an eye on the spare wheel too and see that it is properly inflated.
- Make sure
the tyres are properly aligned and balanced.
- If you
are about to replace the tyres on your car, ask your retailer for a
wider tread or a wet weather tyre.