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 June 16 2020

Why Car Tyre Maintenance Is Important

It’s essential to keep your car tyres in good condition to maintain your vehicle and ensure your safety. When your tyres become damaged or worn, it becomes harder to control your vehicle in an emergency, meaning you and your loved ones are put in more danger. Switching out old tyres for new ones can make all the difference, so don’t leave your safety to chance.

It’s not just your tyres that will perform better when switched for a new set. Your brakes directly rely on the quality of your tyres, so after a tyre service or a change altogether, your car’s braking response time in an emergency will be much better.

Increasing the Lifespan Car Tyres

The simplest thing you can do to keep your tyres in great condition is to check the air pressure in them at least once a month. This can easily be done at most service stations for free. Before doing this, it’s important to find the optimal PSI for your vehicle’s tyres, which can be found in the user manual.

Careful driving will also increase the lifespan of your tyres. When you take your time with speed bumps and turns, along with being cautious around potholes, you ensure that your tyres wear evenly.

If you need adjustments to your wheel alignment and wheel balance, the experts at Highfields Mechanical can help. If you want to save yourself the trouble of costly repairs down the track, it’s worth getting regular tyre services instead.

A tyre service, when done by professionals like the team at Highfields Mechanical, can greatly improve the lifespan of your tyres, meaning it will be longer before you find yourself paying for a new set of tyres.

What Is the Expected Lifespan of Tyres?

There are many factors involved in the lifespan of a car’s tyres, so it is difficult to give a life expectancy. Most tyres will last anywhere from 10,000 to 50,000 kms. Your tyre lifespan will depend on which sort of roads you travel on, the speed you drive at and the quality of the tyres.

For a better estimate of duration, you can have your tyres checked by the professionals at Highfields Mechanical.

Should You Service or Replace Your Tyres?

If you need to adjust your tyre pressure more than once a month, it might be best to have your tyres serviced by the professionals. If you notice unexpected vibrations in your vehicle when driving on high-quality roads or you experience poor handling, it becomes essential that you have your tyres and car professionally checked.

When it comes to buying new tyres, you are able to check whether this is necessary for yourself. If you inspect the tread of your tyres visually, you may notice that the tread has become smoothed down. If this is the case, it’s time to get a replacement set.

If you’re in doubt, the Highfields Mechanical team are here to help. We can inspect your tyre tread and give expert advice about tyre repair and servicing.

Looking for mechanics who can give expert advice or tyre servicing? You’ll find none better than the team at Highfields Mechanical. Give us a call on (07) 4696 7116  or complete our online booking form.

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