City driving.


If you have a job you probably have to drive the city roads every day. This daily driving adds to the wear of your car parts so it is important to take care of your car whilst you are driving and when service intervals are due.


Have you ever taken note of how much your car has to work when you drive to and from work? In the morning when it is cold and you start your car, the engine has to warm up and adjust to the cold temperature. You use the clutch, the gears, the acceleration pedal and the brakes simply to pull out of the driveway. Once on the road, you utilize all of these car parts and during the drive you encounter stops, low and high speeds, left and right turns, and sometimes, obstacles. Unless you're driving in the perfect environment, you would most likely find debris on the roads from prior accidents, perhaps vandals scattered some objects on the roads, a truck may have lost some of its load, or there are potholes. You would have to take evasive maneuvers to avoid these obstacles whilst also avoiding other road users or possible pedestrians. This can take a strain on the steering wheel, gears, brakes, wheels and tyre's. If you hit any of these obstacles it could damage your tyre’s and the rims of the wheels quite badly. A sharp object could cut the tyre or a pothole could rupture the tyre completely.


Because you drive your car every day, it is important that you don't miss any services to ensure that your car is able to function at 100% on the road. If you do encounter any wheel and tyre damage, be safe and opt for the car to be towed if you don't have a spare wheel. Alternatively, if you are able to, change the wheel so that you can drive to a tyre repair workshop as soon as possible. Then have the wheel and tyre replaced. Once the wheel is replaced, check the alignment and balancing so that you are certain the car will drive perfectly straight and not veer left or right.


City driving can take quite a toll on your car, especially on the wheels and tyre's so ensure that you check the tyre pressure regularly too. Take care while you're on the roads to ensure your safety.

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