It’s all well and good having a shiny set of alloy wheels on your car, but what about the tyres on them? Your car tyres are the last thing between your car and the road; ensure that they’re in good condition often, and take basic steps to maintain and look after them where possible.
Checking over your tyres takes a matter of seconds. Each time you’re cleaning your alloy wheels you can perform a few quick checks, in order to ensure that your tyres are safe to use.
Here are the things that you need to pay particular attention to on your tyres:
The tyre pressure
By checking the tyre pressure you’ll be helping to save yourself a lot of money. Correctly inflated tyres use less petrol than tyres that aren’t inflated properly, they’re also less prone to uneven wear. The life of your tyre can be dramatically reduced if the tyre pressure is not checked and maintained regularly. Save yourself some money on fuel and new tyres by checking your tyre pressures frequently. Often petrol station forecourts have tyres pumps with built-in pressure checkers, or you can get a tyre pressure gauge and a compressor from a hardware shop.
Tyre walls & tread
You should visually inspect your tyres on a regular basis – look out for uneven wear, or damage to the tyre wall. Uneven wear can be caused by incorrect tyre pressure, and damage to the wall of your tyres may mean they’re unsafe to use. Upon discovering any visual defects with your tyres ensure that you seek professional advice, and where possible a replacement.
Tyre wear indicator
As tyres are used they gradually wear down. The more they wear down the less effective they are, your breaking distance will significantly increase. Most tyres come with wear indicators on them, so you know when they need changing. Ensure you monitor these wear indicators and have your tyres changed when necessary. Remember, driving with low tyre tread isn’t just extremely dangerous, it’s also illegal if your tread dips below 1.6mm. This can mean your car will fail an MOT test, or if stopped by the Police you can be liable for prosecution, a fine and even points on your license.
Spare your tyres a though next time you’re shining your alloys. Your tyres may not be as shiny or as interesting as your alloy wheels, but they’re certainly just as important. Keep your tyres in tiptop condition by frequently checking them.
Lamborghini last sold an SUV in 1993 but that is all about to change. A production version of the Lamborghini SUV is set to arrive in 2015 and will cost about $200,000.
Lamborghini SUV Facts:
Lamborghini reportedly will unveil a new ultra-luxury utility vehicle, to be called MLC, at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show in April 2012.
The Lambo SUV is said to share its underpinnings with the next-generation Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne, as well as a new Bentley SUV.
Powered by a front-mounted 584-horsepower version of the Gallardo’s 5.2-liter V10. It could also share a high-performance plug-in hybrid powertrain that’s being developed by Bentley.
Lamborghini last sold an SUV in 1993.
Lamborghini reportedly will unveil a new ultra-luxury utility vehicle, to be called MLC, at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show in April. A three-door SUV concept will be revealed in Beijing that shares its underpinnings with the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne, as well as a new Bentley SUV that’s due in 2014.
The publication said the Lambo SUV is “almost certainly bound for production in 2015,” with a projected price of around $200,000.Italy’s Quattroroute published a sketch of what it said was the new Lamborghini SUV. The SUV in the sketch below does look really cool!
If approved for production, the Lambo SUV would likely be built on VW’s modular MLB architecture, which will underpin the next-generation Cayenne, Q7 and Touareg, as well as the new Bentley SUV.
Lamborghini last offered an SUV, the boxy, quasi-military LM002, in extremely limited numbers from 1986-’93. Resembling a four-door pickup and dubbed the “Rambo Lambo,” the extreme off-roader featured aluminum body panels on a tubular-steel frame and was powered by a massive 7.2-liter V12 from the Countach.
Showcasing the cool Range Rover Evoque convertible, one of the most intriguing cool cars from the 2012 Geneva Motorshow. This is the world’s first soft-top Range Rover Evoque. And if you think such a concept sounds bizarre, wait until you see the pictures and watch the video below. This open-top crossover SUV really works!
Adding a fold-flat soft-top to the three-door Range Rover Evoque has created an uncommonly elegant machine. The clean lines and sit-up stance give a really premium open-top experience: it’s as if it was designed to take a soft-top roof from the very start.
What’s the cost?
Land Rover says this is a concept that’s being shown here to test the mood for such a model. Judging by the reaction so far, production is virtually guaranteed and expect it on sale within 2 years at starting price of around £35,000.