Tyres are made to wear; Usually good quality tyres will last longer than some of the cheaper ones. One thing is sure that all tyres will wear out over time. This is one reason why you need to check the tread depth, to ensure that it is above 4mm. If you go below 4mm it is not safe to drive with them anymore. The tyres start losing their key properties while the tread wears out and you need to replace them to be able to drive safely.
The tyres are very important to the safety of your car. Even though your car would be good and safe, it won’t perform well if you have bad or worn out tyres on it. Braking distance is significantly longer when the tread is worn. Not being able to stop in time is a big reason for the car accidents. It is also a reason why high speeds are dangerous, as it takes longer to get the car to a halt. Grip is another key feature that is lost as the tyre wears out. Without proper grip your car while slide as you take corners and turns and you can easily lose control over the vehicle.
If you have winter tyres, the grip is even more crucial. In wintertime, the road surfaces can be very slippery because of ice and snow. This requires that you regularly check the tread depth to make sure that the winter tyres have more than 4mm tread remaining. You need as much grip as you can get from your winter tyres.
Tyre pressure is another factor that can impact the safety of the car, as low tyre pressure leads to worse driving properties. The tyre wear also increases with low tyre pressure. That’s why, in addition to checking the tread depth, you need to check the tyre pressure regularly to ensure that the pressure is correct and as is indicated in the car’s manual. Driving with low tyre pressure increases the rolling resistance, which will in turn increase the fuel consumption of the car. It means that you have to refuel the car more often. The low tyre pressure becomes quite costly as your tyres wear out faster and also consume more fuel, which means that you will soon need a new set of tyres.