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Easy Ways To Get Your Car Tyres Online.

Have you checked your tyres recently?
Statistics from the Department for Transport show that poor tyre condition including defective, illegal or under-inflated tyres are the second most common cause of crashes, the first being defective brakes.

As a nation, we don’t usually expect lots of snow in winter anymore, but sometimes we get caught out and it arrives with a vengeance!
If you’re one of those people who have to still go to work in the snow, you’re going to need to make sure your tyres are in excellent condition.
You don’t want to become part of the above statistics, especially not at this time of year.

Close up of car wing mirror covered in frozen snow
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Tyre Maintenance

Tyres are checked when a car has an MOT, however, you still need to regularly check your tyres throughout the year and even more so in the winter.

It may feel like a lot of work to keep your tyres maintained but with today’s technology, it’s never been easier. You don’t even need to leave your house! When you are ordering your tyres online always make sure you think about getting them fitted professionally.  You can go online and get your car tyres at an economical price from Jet Wheel Tyre.  Often people forget that it is not such an easy job for a layman to properly fit, balance and align new tyres and this can detract some of the savings earned by buying tyres online.

Tyre Tread Depth

Tyre tread depth is the most important factor when it comes to your safety. The tyres are the only point of contact with the road and having the correct depth ensures your vehicle gets the grip it needs.
Having a good grip on the road is essential, especially when braking, cornering and over-taking.

Good tyre tread depth also makes sure your stopping distance isn’t reduced if you have to brake suddenly.

a car tyre with good tread - this helps prevent accidents due to poor tyre condition
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Tyre Pressure Matters

Having over or under-inflated tyres will have a negative impact on the tyre tread depth.
Not only will the tread be worn down faster, but there’s also the possibility that you will lose grip or even have complete tyre failure.

Over-inflated tyres increase the possibility of having a blow out because the tyres aren’t flexible enough to cope with uneven road surfaces.

As an added bonus, ensuring correct tyre pressure will help reduce fuel consumption, thereby saving you money on fuel costs.

Check For Tyre Damage

Check the tyre sidewall for any signs of damage such as bulging or cracking.
The sidewall absorbs most of the stresses the tyres have to withstand which means they’re very susceptible to cuts, scrapes and punctures.
The chances of damage increases if your tyres are under-inflated.

Be Safe

Taking a few moments each week on tyre maintenance will ensure you and your family will be kept safe throughout the winter months.

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5 Easy Ways to Get Your MOT Test

Red car on a road - 5 ways to get your MOT test
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Once your car is three years old it will need to have an MOT test to verify that it is roadworthy and still in a safe condition to be on the road, especially West Yorkshire roads which are in some of the most beautiful settings in the country, but that can be challenging to older vehicles. Here are five ways that you can prepare for your MOT to make sure it goes smoothly:

Know the Date

Your first MOT will be due within three years of its date of registration. So, if your car was first registered on the first of January 2019, it will need an MOT to be done by the first of January 2022. Once you have had an MOT, the date of the next test will be on the MOT certificate. MOTs last for a year and the penalties for driving without an up-to-date MOT are no fun for anyone.

Know What They Look For

Being aware of what is on the MOT checklist is a good way to prepare you for what might lie ahead. In this way, you will know if that hairline crack on the windscreen is going to be a problem or not, and you can sort out small issues before the test. Once you are prepared for what might lie ahead, you can easily get your MOT tested within Wakefield – check Ossett Tyre House for more information.

Book Early

You can book your MOT up to 28 days early without losing any time on the MOT. In fact, booking within that 28-day window can actually mean that you end up with a thirteen-month MOT as the date of the next MOT test will be 12 months from the expiry date on the previous certificate rather than from the date of the test.

Pair with Service

When it is time for your MOT, why not book a service at the same time. That way, the garage can issue your certificate and make sure that any minor repairs are completed at the same time. This way you are only without your vehicle for one period of time, and once you have it back, you can tackle all the roads in West Yorkshire Peak District, with confidence that your car is in top condition.

Make a Plan

Finally, while your car is being MOT tested, why not make a plan to do something fun in the area while you wait? You could go to a movie, go clothes shopping for that perfect outfit, or even take your laptop and get some work done at a nearby café. This will prevent you from fretting about what is happening to your car and will keep you nicely occupied until you can retrieve your vehicle, especially if you do not have a second car in the household that you can use in the meantime.

These five tips will help you get through your MOT test with few hassles and the barest minimum of stress. Give us a call today to find out more about our MOT testing service.

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