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Top Tips for a Care Free MOT and Service: Tyres


When you come into our car repair garage for an MOT and service in Bolton, chances are you want the job to take as little time and money as possible, and be back on your way in no time. And whilst most of the time that’s what happens, occasionally customers have problems with their vehicles which will take a little more time and money to fix.

If you want to avoid being one of these people, it’s important to keep on top of your car maintenance between MOTs. And tyres are an important part of this. So here’s how you can get the most out of your MOT and service by taking proper care of your tyres in advance.

Drive carefully!

The first tip for maintaining healthy tyres and avoiding unwanted trips to the car repair garage is to drive carefully. It might seem like an obvious point, but a surprising amount of drivers don’t pay attention to this. If you treat your car with respect it will reward you in droves, making your next MOT and service test a breeze.

Don’t carry very heavy loads

This applies in particular to smaller cars. It’s an obvious point that the more weight your car is carrying, the more pressure and strain is loaded onto the wheels. So making sure you avoid situations in which your tyres would have to undergo this strain is an important way to make sure it stays in tip top condition.

Rotate your wheels regularly

Another way of keeping your car out of the car repair garage is making sure that your wheels are regularly rotated. Since front wheels tend to carry more strain than back wheels, it’s important to make sure that you spread this weight evenly over time, and extend the shelf life of all your tyres.

Check for damage regularly

If your tyres are showing signs of wear and tear but haven’t yet broken, making sure you’re aware of that before they collapse completely will save you a lot of stress. So make sure you check your tyres regularly. You should pay attention to any cuts, bulges or any noticeable punctures in the tyre. If you discover these early on, you’ll be well placed to avoid an unfortunate roadside accident, and forking out for a trip to the vehicle repair shop.

Inflate your tyres

Checking that your tyres are at an optimum rate of inflation is similarly important. The level of inflation influences the amount of pressure that your tyre is subjected to, and thus how susceptible it is to damage.

Reliable MOT and service garage

When you head over to our Servicing Cars garage, you’ll be able to access one of the highest quality and most cost-effective car repair garages anywhere in Bolton. If you want a decent level of service for a great price, and to be back on the road before you know it then get in touch.

If you want to know more about our car repair services, check out our guides to Exhaust and Car Repair Services in Bolton and Car Repair Essentials: Cam Belts.

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