Grip the road, control your car
The tread – a small part in a car’s tyre that has contact with the road surface, provides grip, which allows you to brake, steer and prevents your vehicle from slipping or spinning. Low-grip surfaces, as well as worn tyres, reduce the control you have over your car.
A low grip surface provides less friction, meaning less resistance when braking or steering. Your tyres also play a role, as they can only provide good grip if they are in perfect condition.
The tread, tyre pressure, as well as the right tyres for the season and weather you are driving in are essential. Drivers are most likely to encounter low-grip surfaces in wet or cold weather, but dirt from tyre residue, fallen leaves or oil can also reduce the grip on the road surface. If you are aware of a low-grip surface ahead, adjust your speed accordingly.
Making sure that your tyres aren’t worn out just ahead of the winters or the rains is another essential aspect that you should keep in mind. For more tips on getting your vehicle ready to be on the road come winter snow or monsoon rains , visit our website to learn more about motor insurance .