Understanding the principles and parameters that affect the behaviour of a tyre which is the only road-to-road communication between the car and the road, is a necessary knowledge for every driver as it is directly related to road behaviour and vehicle’s safety.Sometimes the driver without knowing shows
Sometimes the driver without knowing shows blind obedience to the messages he gets from his car tyres, but similar obedience is demonstrated by all tyre engineers and designers on the tyres, the rules governing their behaviour.Tyre Repair Horncastle can only give you the information you need but also repair your tyres for a better driving experience.
- The first thing that gets tested is the behaviour of the tyres when the car moves on a turn. The tyre attempts to maintain its orientation on the track that is in contact with the road, leaving the rest of the vehicle to rotate according to the command of the steering wheel. Practically, whenever the wheel is turned it "marks" the furtherer shift from where the car is actually directed. This angle between the actual direction of the car and the direction of the wheels is called the slip angle.
- When the vehicle moves straight things get less complicated. Tyres are also required to develop longitudinal forces, positive when accelerated and negative when slowed down. Balance is very sensitive in this, as if we exceed a certain value, the tyre can slip onto the asphalt causing the car to spin or block the wheel.
- Observing the depth of the grooves. Deterioration depends on each driver's style and how careful - or careless - he is with the tyres. You can check the depth of the grooves with a thickness gauge that has to show at least 1.6mm.
- If the wheel is shaking at a certain speed (eg at 120-140 km / h), wheel balance (wheelbase, crash, off-set) is required. Balancing is done every time the tyres are changed or repaired; there is a case of balancing when we change the tyre due to twisting or detaching weighing from the wheel. In case the car "pulls" right or left is also required here balancing. Do not neglect either of these cases because tyres are particularly stressed and asymmetrical at various points.
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