You, the tyres and the wheels. After last week’s blogpost, which emphasized how important your car’s tyres are, some more information. You remember, just a few square inches are the only four spots between your car and the road or the track. That means, your life depends on these four small contact points whenever you are driving a car.
The tyres and you - really the very best confederates! Therefore: check the tyre pressure, have a look at them - both regularly. Should you not be sure, if they are damaged or not, caress them accurately; with the palm of your hand you will feel possible irregularities. What do you prefer: dirty hands or a flat tyre in an impossible situation? In such a case, impossible often means dangerous and in extreme cases life-threatening, probably on the road at 50 miles per hour, on the track at 100 miles per hour or more.
In case of doubt, contact your tyre specialist. Tyre and saving money do not go together, definitely not! When you buy new tyres, choose the correct ones for your car from a reputable tyre manufacturer. Cheap stuff usually is really cheap stuff - personal experiences of The Castiron in the last decades confirm this, as also tyre tests do!
In this context also a few words on the wheels. Of course, they must fit your car. To improve, The Castiron focuses on wheels that are light (preferably combined with a light tyre) and have an open design, which allows the brakes to do their job with as much fresh air as possible; sometimes it is opportune to get a wider track by choosing an appropriate wheel offset. And also here: cheap does not really work!
Have a safe and effective drive, on the road, on the track - and never forget the tyres, your very best confederates!
See you next Friday.
God bless you, all the best!
Photo: Tom van Egmond, Ersigen. Thank you Tom!