Tyre Maintenance
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Tyre Maintenance

Keeping That Tyre Rolling

Considering how important tyres are for a smooth and safe drive, it is surprising just how quick and it is easy to care for your tyres. By following our tyre care tips, and conducting simple regular checks, you will not just save time and money, but more importantly, stay safe on the road.

tyre maintenance
Do A Daily Visual Check
  1. Check that all tyres have about the same inflation pressure.
  2. Check the sidewalls for cracks or unusual bulges.
  3. Check for and remove any foreign objects (e.g. stones or
    nails) that could puncture you tyre.
Do A Monthly Tyre Pressure Check
  1. Use a proper tyre guage to measure tyre pressure.
  2. Check pressure and inflate only when the tyres are cold. (a hot tyre will show inaccurate reading due to inflation)
  3. It takes as long as 4 hours for a tyre to cool down so it's best to check tyre pressure first thing in the morning.
  4. Your vehicle tyre pressure chart can usually be found on
    the driver's door frame.
  5. Don't forget to also inflate your spare tyre.
Check for Irregular Wear
This is when one section of the tyre is more worn than the
rest and occurs when:
  1. tyres are not uniformly inflated.
  2. tyres are not balanced.
  3. wheels are out of alignment.
Rotate Tyres Every 5,000km
  1. Visit a reputable tyre shop or garage for tyre rotation.
  2. Check your owner's handbook for rotating sequence.
  3. Have your tyres balanced at the same time.
Check the Tread Depth Indicator
  1. All tyres come with a tread depth indicator. (see diagram)
  2. When the indicator is flushed with the rest of the tread (usually about 1.6mm), it is time to change the tyre.
Check the Wheel Alignment
  1. Misaligned wheels cause tyres to wear more quickly and irregularly, and prevents the vehicle from running or braking in a straight line. The suspension and steering components will also be subjected to extra stress.
  2. It is a good idea to have your wheels aligned by a computerised alignment machine. A reputable workshop should have the wheel alignment specifications of your vehicle model.