Not all gravel roads are created equal, but they all do present shared challenges you’re unlikely to face on the good old (and we say this with the appropriate amount of sarcasm), highway. So take note to make the most of your trip.
It is important to know your tyre tread. The tyre tread is one of the most important components of the tyre; and the appearance is often one of the deciding factors for people buying a tyre.
Continental has developed a concept to keep you moving, even if your tyre has a puncture: the Continental Self Supporting Runflat (SSR) tyre, a technological concept that allows you to continue driving to your nearest point of help in safety, in the event of a sudden loss of pressure.
A vehicle’s sole contact with the road surface is through the four tyres. Consider for a second the quality of some of our roads in South Africa.
We find that most people use a tyre pressure in the region of 200 to 220 kPa (2 bar) in both the front and the rear tyres. It would also seem that this is the pressure that most service stations would recommend if a driver does not know the recommended pressure for their vehicle.
Some great tips on tyre care, from when to check your tyre pressure, why balance and align your tyres.
Easter is one of the busiest times of the year on South African roads. So it’s vital that your car is thoroughly checked and safe before you head off for your holiday – both for your safety and your peace of mind.