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How to prepare tires on the road for holidays

Passenger car chosen as a convenient means of transport to leave a lot of Czech tourists. On a long trip in the summer Parn and unfamiliar environments, however, the driver can blindside many things. The car should be completely checked before the trip and equipped. Particular attention should be paid to the driver while the tires.

What to check before traveling

The basic requirement for safe driving on summer vacation is putting on summer tires. Leaving winter tires is because drivers exhibit a variety of security risks. With increasing temperatures, winter tires lose their positive qualities. Winter tire has a high temperature by up to 20% longer stopping distances and significantly worse handling in the wet. Considerable is also increased fuel consumption. This can be compared to summer tires by up to 10% higher. Vacation Travel shod with winter so may come expensive.

Drivers would be going on vacation should definitely check tire pressure. The pressure is always measured in natural outdoor temperature and should conform to the prescribed value, which may be found on the lid of the tank, the driver's door or the operating instructions of the vehicle. When inflating tires, it must be taken into account and the load.

"Surveys show that the vast majority of motorists are driving on under-inflated tires. However, under-inflated tires are among the most common causes of accidents on the way to vacation, "says Jan Foltán from e-shop Get tires." Under-inflated tires are mostly much harder to control. Insufficient inflation also increases the risk of defects, causing uneven wear and fuel consumption increases. He deflated by one-tenth of consumption increases by 1%, "adds Foltán. Dangerous is but over-inflated tire. Especially when in high temperatures, tire pressure increases. An over-inflated tire optimally does not bear on the road, has a longer stopping distances and can cause accidents.

Safety on the road is an inalienable also tread depth. The latter, as is well known, must not fall below 1.6 mm. For a long trip abroad, however, strongly recommended to have a tread depth of at least 3 mm. At lower values ​​are significantly extends the stopping distance and increases the risk of aquaplaning. Adherence to prescribed tread depth is protection against the possible fine not only in this country but also abroad. Particularly careful Austrian traffic police at the roadside hesitate to re-measure tread depth.

Prepare for the possibility of defect

When traveling in unfamiliar terrain threatens drivers risk of tire failure. Punctured in a foreign country and, moreover, even in locations remote from civilization can be a very unpleasant experience. Tourists should therefore be against such accidents are well prepared. If you have a car reserve should pre-departure check its condition and proper inflation. Along with reserve is also necessary to bear in a car jack and other essentials needed to change wheels. The latest cars have reserve is not necessarily included as standard. Is replaced by a different adhesive sets that are used to repair the defect. Before leaving the driver should always check the date of application.

For drivers who the replacement or repair bicycles do not know too much advice, there are easier and usually more expensive possible solution for the case of a flat tire. "In recent years, growing popularity of so-called run-flat tires. Those with reinforced sidewall of the tire on the rim keeps even the complete loss of air. The driver on them so seamlessly reaches reduced speed to the nearest service without having to change tires or repair anything, "explains Jan Foltán from an online store Get tires. Each driver would then have to find out before you go and mark down the number for assistance service, which can be useful for any problems with the car.

Source: Press Release - Council readers

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