Friday

1 in 2 drivers drive with inadequate tyres!




In 2017, just under half of Middle East drivers, compared

to less than a quarter in Europe, did not choose their tyres according to the

season.


Often, we tend to always ride with the same tyres in buses

or trucks in winter as in summer, whatever the conditions on the roads.

However, for reasons of performance, but especially safety, this practice

proves imprudent, and ultimately more expensive.


According to Nokian Tyres Product Manager Martin Drazik,

these drivers would be exposed to “unnecessary risks “because,

obviously,” a real winter bus and truck tyre will never be a reliable

summer bus and truck tyre and vice versa. A summer or all-season
Truck

and bus tryes
will never be able to provide you with a

comfortable and safe ride in winter conditions like a seasonal bus and truck

tyre.”


For Middle Eastern consumers for bus and truck tyres, the

choice of tyres is based more on the quest for quality and performance.


According to the Nokian Tyres survey, the first choice of tyres

for the public is quality, at least in 3 out of 4 cases.


However, confident of the quality of their tyres, drivers

often tend to explore the limits, and think of making the most mileage with

their tyres, up to wear.


In many cases, as long as the tyres are in good condition,

we do not really think about replacing them with forgetfulness or negligence.

This explains why in Central Europe, all-season tyres hold the largest share of

the bus and truck tyre market. However, consumers rely more on high-end tyres,

more reliable, and all in all, more economical in the long run.


More than 2/3 of the subjects of the survey confirm to

choose their bus and truck tyre first according to its quality, then of its

price, then finally of its energetic impact.


This progressive rush towards the quest for quality is

reassuring news, both for the bus and truck tyre world and for road safety.


With aging, the performance of tyres diminishes. At the

time of purchase, the tyres should be 1 to 2 years old, which will always be

the case with “serious” dealers. You can check the date of

manufacture yourself: it is indicated by the last 4 digits of the DOT number on

the side of the bus and truck tyre. The first two indicate the production week,

the last two the year. In other words, a bus and truck tyre with a DOT number

ending in 4017 was produced during the 40th week of 2017.


If you buy “new” tyres but their DOT number

indicates that they are over six, do not hesitate to refuse them. As for tyres

older than 10 years, they should no longer be used at all for safety reasons.


With a minimum of attention you can keep, for a long time

and in good condition, your tyres for the benefit of your safety. But, of

course, in case of a glitch on the road, Touring can help you. Better, with its

universal wheel “Multi Fit” even if you do not have a spare wheel –

which is more and more common on modern cars – our patrol will allow you to

leave quickly!