Keeping your car’s tyres in good condition can be as good as buying new ones.

The research and development that goes into modern tyres means you should treat them as treasured possessions.

They are complicated, highly designed pieces of machinery in their own right.

Just as you would maintain your engine, you should think about maintaining your tyres.

As trusted providers of tyre shops that Gold Coast drivers come to rely on, we know how to maintain tyres correctly. 

Here are some tips to keep you on the road.

PRESSURE POINT


By far the best way of maintaining your tyres is to make sure they are at the right pressure.

You can do this every day. It might seem like a chore, but it is a great habit to get into. Not only can it save you money, it might save your life.

Tyres are designed to operate between very tightly defined pressures.

These are etched onto the side of every tyre.

Between these two figures, your vehicle is in maximum contact with any road surface.

This applies whatever the time of year or whatever the weather throws at us.

Just as you wouldn’t run your engine on low oil, you shouldn’t run your tyres on low air.

There is equipment to help easily measure your air pressure.

Ideally, you should check your pressure before you step into your vehicle.

Modern tyres are designed to last for about six years.

If you have the right set of tyres for your vehicle, maintaining the right tyre pressure will achieve this.

Depending on your circumstances, you might only ever need one set of tyres whatever you drive.



ALIGNMENT AND ROTATION


As experienced providers of trusted tyre shops on the Gold Coast, we know the importance of wheel alignment.

Just like material specifications, any vehicle needs to be correctly aligned for tyres to work properly.

Tyres can become worn very quickly without you noticing even if one of your wheels is slightly out.

Whereas you can check your tyres pressure every day, wheel alignment takes a bit more time.

Even so, it should take no more than an hour. You should have your wheel alignment checked at least once a year.

If you notice any difficulty steering or braking, it could be due to bad wheel alignment.

Tyre rotation is another vital way of getting the best out of your tyres. Depending on your vehicle’s drive set up, it should be possible to rotate your tyres one a year.

This evens out wear across your vehicle. Combined with a wheel alignment check, tyre rotation is an excellent way of maintaining your tyres.

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