For those of you who don’t know, I’m usually split between two locations.
I work as an Influencer and Blogger in Manchester, where I have my own house. My partner, on the other hand, is based around the Midlands, just before Birmingham. Which means I get the best of both worlds: I can be in Manchester and the North for whatever work brings me, but I can also extend my working schedule and places to visit around Birminghamdand the Midlands.
However, one thing I’ve noticed is that when it comes to driving, although the two cities themselves are both major, I always dread the Birmingham drives that little bit more.
It’s mainly because Birmingham can be quite tricky when it comes to it’s roads. Lots of dual carriage ways, motorways that circulate the city, and then don’t even get me started on the towns. Even the more local, suburban towns can be quite difficult, especially when you’re not familiar with them. These are places like Springfield, Robin Hood Yardley Wood , Kineton Green and Fox Hollies – smaller yet quite difficult places to navigate around.
Think cross roads, roundabouts, poor road conditions (in terms of pot holes etc) – it’s probably easy to see now why I get a little worried about my drives around places like Wells Green, South Yardley, Gilbertstone, Lyndon Green and Elmdon.
Those of you in Birmingham will potentially understand why…
I’ve had my Audi A1 for over a year now, and with the amount of miles I do, I constantly worry about the general ‘health’ of my car. There’s a lot to consider, but tyres is the main thing I worry about. Luckily, I have a set place where I look online for tyres should I need to replace them, and if you need a recommendation, you can select your tyres online in Birmingham at Point S
1. Check For External Damage
2. Always Check Your Tyre Depth
3. Know The Correct Tyre Pressure
• For ‘normal’ driving conditions.
• For a loaded vehicle (with extra people or heavy items on board).
To check your tyre inflation pressures you will need a tyre pressure gauge or use the gauge on the inflation equipment found at most garages and petrol stations.
4. Don’t spin your tyres excessively
Avoid excessive tyre spinning when your vehicle is stuck in snow, ice, mud or sand. This may cause tyre over-heating and irreparable damage to them. Use a gentle backward and forward rocking motion to free your vehicle. Never stand near or behind a tyre spinning at high speeds, for example, while attempting to push a vehicle that’s stuck or when an on-car spin balance machine is in use.
5. Don’t attempt to mount your own tyres
Serious injury may result from explosion of tyre/rim assembly from improper mounting procedures. Remember to follow your tyre manufacturer’s instructions and match tyre diameter to rim diameter. Only specially trained persons should mount tyres. Also, don’t mix tyres of different sizes and types on the same axle. For the best handling and control, it is recommended that fitting four tyres of the same type and size as specified by the vehicle manufacturer is the best practice.
Drive safe guys!