Why You Should Never Drive on a Flat Tyre

tyre-pressureA flat tyre is, let’s face it, a huge inconvenience. However, even though it’s unsightly and – far more importantly – severely affects your driving performance, a large amount of people still choose to drive long distances on these tyres. To stop you from succumbing to the same temptation, we’ve put together a handy list of reasons why this isn’t such a good idea. Remember to check your tyres frequently for any signs of a puncture – as well as being caused by your driving over a sharp object, punctures can occur from natural friction or indeed from vandalism, so it pays to be cautious.

  1. Your control of the car decreases dramatically, particularly at high speeds. This not only puts you and your passengers at risk, but also everyone around you.
  2. Your ability to stop is compromised. Again, this is just dangerous.
  3. You run the risk of having a more serious accident. If your tyre shreds completely under the pressure, for example, you may lose control of the car or affect other vehicles with the debris.
  4. Driving slowly only works for so long. In a hurry? Annoying other road users? You’ll suddenly find that driving very slowly to save your tyre really isn’t worth it.
  5. Buying new tyres can be quicker and much less expensive than you think. Diamond Alloys provide top-quality tyres for a range of wheels, as well as advice on how to avoid future punctures!

If you’ve got an issue with your tyres or wheels that’s holding you back, call us for more information on how we can help you get back on the road – at full speed.

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