Welcome To Tuffy's Road Trip and Travel Blog

Europe may have a sophisticated rail and air travel network, but the best way to discover its hidden treasures and scenic beauty at leisure is by road. This series of blogs will explore different facets of road trips in the continent. All that is left for you to do is to ensure your vehicle and tyres are road trip ready before you set off!

The importance of tyre pressure during summer vacations

Imagine this. You are with your family on a road trip. Suddenly, your tyre deflates and there ends your trip. The next thing you know, you’re looking for a mechanic to repair your car and also looking for a ride back home. Many people take very poor care of their tyres during summer and end up damaging them and even their cars. That’s why we’re giving you tips on how to maintain your tyre for the summer season.

Most tyre related failures occur due to under-inflation of tyres when temperatures rise. In smoldering temperatures a lot of heat builds up in the tyre and it comes apart at the seams. Sometimes it even leads to explosions. This is why you need to take care of your tyres or better yet, buy a pair of tough tyres that are guaranteed to last.

  1. Don’t over-inflate or under-inflate your tyres: Knowing just the right amount of air to use for your tyre is almost a necessity to make sure that your tyre doesn’t over inflate and explode or has too less an amount of air that it damages your car. 
  2. To find out the optimum level of air, keep your car parked for a few hours in a cool spot. After a few hours, measure your tyre pressure. This tyre pressure will be the consistent and is the optimum level of psi that your tyre needs. 
  3. Find the recommended tyre pressure by the manufacturer. This is usually found on the on the vehicle door edge, door Jam, glove-box door or the inside of the trunk lid.
  4. The best way to stay safe is to find a strong pair of tyres that will last you for summer and beyond. Armstrong Passenger Tyres are the toughest in the market, with a 100 year history of making tyres for families around the world.