Regularly checking your tyres are correctly inflated can make all the difference.
The pressurised air inside the tyre is what helps to support the weight of your vehicle and its load. Having under-inflated tyres can compromise this and reduces handling and grip.
On high-speed motorway journeys, there’s also higher risk of a dangerous blowout.
In addition, keeping your tyres at the optimum pressure can also reduce running costs.
You can help prolong the life of your tyres by completing three basic regular checks:
Check your tyre pressure
Check your tread depth is not below the legal minimum of 1.6mm
Check your tyres for any bulges, abrasions, uneven wear or objects stuck in the tread
These checks will also help reduce your running costs as well as ensuring your Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle brakes, accelerates and corners properly.
Tyres are the only part of your vehicle in contact with the road.
Whether you accelerate, brake, or turn, your tyres have a relatively small contact area with the road surface, so choosing the right ones is important.
Vans often require specific tyres designed to cope with a heavy payload, so car tyres are often not suitable. Speak to your local van centre for advice on a suitable tyre for your usage and payload requirements.