Tyres are the single point of contact between your car and the road. They can influence stability, braking, grip and much more, making it one of the most essential parts of your Lotus.
At Lotus Belfast, we only choose the best tyre brands so we can guarantee the most reliable and suitable tyres for you and your car. Make an enquiry with our team who can provide you with a quote or advise you on the best options for your Lotus.
Your tyres serve several important functions including:
- Support and Load Bearing: Tyres support the weight of your car and its occupants. They are designed to bear the load of the vehicle and distribute it evenly to ensure stability and safety.
- Traction: Tyres provide traction, which is essential for the vehicle's ability to grip the road surface. This is crucial for acceleration, braking, and cornering. Traction is influenced by the tyre's tread pattern, rubber compound, and the condition of the road surface.
- Shock Absorption: Tyres act as a cushion between the vehicle and the road, absorbing shocks and vibrations. This contributes to a smoother and more comfortable ride for passengers.
- Handling and Steering: Tyres play a vital role in a vehicle's handling and steering response. The tyre's design, including its sidewall stiffness and tread pattern, can influence how the vehicle responds to driver input.
- Fuel Efficiency: The choice of tyres can impact a vehicle's fuel efficiency. Low rolling resistance tyres, for example, can reduce the energy required to move the vehicle.
- Safety: Properly maintained tyres are crucial for road safety. Underinflated or damaged tyres can lead to accidents, so regular inspection and maintenance are essential.
- Durability: The lifespan of a tyre depends on factors such as its quality, usage, and maintenance. High-quality tyres tend to last longer, but all tyres have a limited lifespan.
- Environmental Impact: Tyres can impact the environment, particularly when they wear out. The particles generated from tyre wear and tear can contribute to pollution, and improper tyre disposal can be an environmental concern.
Tyre selection is an important consideration for your Lotus and regular maintenance of your tyres, such as checking and maintaining proper tyre pressure and inspecting for damage or wear can extend the lifespan of your tyres and contribute to safe and efficient driving.