Friday, September 21, 2007

Your Ride's Contact to the Ground

Do you know how much direct contact area does your ride have with the ground? Well, it is just about four rectangles of 20cm by 10cm. The four pieces of tyres are what holds your car to the tarmac at all speed, whether you are stationary, moving off or travelling at high speed. Thus, you should budget for a good set of tyres suitable for the local climate and your driving style.

You can check out the "TECH" section this website 1010 Tires to find an appropriate set of tyres for your ride. You should also examine your tyres on a regular basis for wear and tear; this is especially important if you are going on a long trip e.g. driving up North to Kuala Lumpur.

One of the more interesting tyre-maker website that I have came across is Michelin's. You can explore Michelin's A Better Way Forward interactive site which is very entertaining and educational. You should not miss visiting the Safety Zone to watch the video on how to react to a blow-out tyre while driving! Drive safely!

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