- All tyres slowly deflate over a period of time, therefore tyre
pressures should be checked every 2-3 weeks.
- Tyre pressures should only be checked when they are cold. Your
vehicle's recommended tyre pressures are located on a placard
usually on the inside edge of the driver's door.
- Although the minimum amount of tread required for a car to be
roadworthy is 1.6 mm, it's wise to replace tyres at 2 mm, as
wet-weather grip is diminished when there is only a small amount of
- To check tread depth, put a match head into the tread grooves,
and if any part of the head shows above the grooves it's time to
replace the tyre. Tread depth cards are also available free from
your local T-Mart.
- Regularly check tyres for wear such as tears or bruises on
sidewalls as well as embedded objects like nails or stones as they
may lead to a puncture.
- To keep water and dirt out of tyre valves replace missing tyre
- And most importantly with all these checks...don't forget the
- Regular wheel balances ensure your tyres run smoothly on the
road which helps to improve your vehicle's control, especially on
- Wheel alignments and rotations maximise the life of your tyres
by ensuring your tyres wear evenly.
- Match the same tyre treads on the same axle. Different brands
grip differently which can cause handling problems if
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