Planning to go on a road trip? Want to make sure your tyres will last the trip? Mobile Tyre Shop has compiled a list of the things to do to maintain your tyres and reduce the risk of tyre failure.
- Check your air pressure
Air pressure is one of the largest causes of tyre failures on Australian roads. Having properly inflated tyres can not only save fuel by reducing friction against the road but they actually lengthen the life of each tyre. Under inflation of tyres can often cause flexing in the sidewall of a tyre. Over inflation can also be a detriment to the health of your tyres which stiffens your tyres and can make potholes more damaging to your vehicle.
To find the recommended air pressure for your tyres it can be found on the inside of the drivers door or in your vehicles handbook.
- Check your tyres for damage
When you’re about to go on a long drive, maybe a family road trip, it is recommended to look at your tyres prior to driving. This is to inspect any visible damage and have it repaired. Things to look for include tears, cracks and visible bubbles on your tyres. If you do see any of these call Mobile Tyre Shop to have your tyres replaced at your home/work before you continue on your drive.
- Rotate your tyres
Rotating your tyres is an important part of maintaining your tyres. Mobile Tyre Shop recommends rotating your tyres every 10,000kms, this is to prevent uneven wear and it will guarantee to make your tyres last longer. If you would like us to rotate your tyres contact Mobile Tyre Shop on 1300 687 000 today.
- Wheel Alignment
Having misaligned wheels can cause uneven wear on your tyres. Wheel misalignment can be cause by a small incident on the road, such as hitting a curb, so it is always recommended to have a wheel alignment done or checked by a professional at Mobile Tyre Shop when you replace your tyres.
For a free quote on replacing your tyres contact us or call us on 1300 687 000