This blog, in addition to the usual maintenance details for classic mini cars, an attempt is made to explain the "whys" and "wherefores" of the various jobs.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Changing the Tyres Around

Apart from regular pressure checks, longer life can be obtained from a set of tyres by equalizing, as far as

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possible, the wear on the individual treads. This calls for changing the wheels around. Fig. 50 shows alternative schemes, the choice depending on whether a reliable tyre is fitted to the spare wheel. At the same time examine the treads carefully and prise out any flints or other sharp objects. The tyres are discussed more fully in Chapter 9.