Maintaining your wheels & tyres
Maintaining your wheels and tyres is crucial to ensuring your safety on the roads. Your tyres need to be in a good roadworthy condition free from damage and correctly inflated.
It is very important that your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure and that the tyres themselves are in good condition with sufficient depth of thread. Keeping your tyres in top condition will result in extended mileage and safer travel for you.
Problems that can happen as a result of poor tyre maintenance;
- Increased stopping distance
- Make the vehicle pull left or right
- Loss of grip in wet or slippery conditions
- Premature tyre wear
- Excessive fuel consumption
Regular checks help prevent problems
Regular tyre pressure checks, tread checks, tyre rotation and balancing are all important safety measures to ensure even tread wear and the longevity of your tyres. There are a few regular checks you can and should do yourself and for the checks & maintenance you can’t do yourself, we can help you.
Check your tyre pressures
When was the last time you checked your tyre pressures? If you can’t remember, it’s time to go and do it. Next time you’re at the petrol station, check your tyre pressures. While you’re there, look at each of your tyres carefully and check for sharp objects that may cause punctures.
Excessive wear on the outside edges of the tyres can mean the tyre is under-inflated and wear on the center of the tyre can mean over-inflation of your tyres.
Check the wear of your tyres
Many tyres have tread wear indicators moulded into the tread. When the wear bar is level with the tread, it is time to replace your tyre.
By law, every tyre must have a minimum of 1.5 mm of tread across the entire tread area of the tyre. If your tyres are getting close to this, you must replace them immediately. It’s the law and it is extremely unsafe!
Regular tyre rotation, balance & alignment
Your vehicles owner's manual should explain the manufacturer's rotation recommendations, but if no rotation period is specified, we recommend your tyres should be rotated and balanced at least once a year or every 10,000 kilometers. Some vehicles however, including 4WD’s may require rotation more often.
$45 Tyre Service
It’s good practice to get your tyres checked, rotated and balanced at least once a year. This quick and easy tyre service will do just that without breaking the bank.
Tyre Service includes;
- Tread wear check
- Tyre pressure check and adjustment
- Tyre and wheel balance
- Wheel rotation (as required)