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Identifying Tyre Flaws

Tyres are the bridge between your car and the road. If your tyres are bad or worn out, they can reduce car performance by increasing risk of skidding, difficulty in stopping your car smoothly, and by increasing fuel consumption, as well.

While immensely important, tyres are often overlooked while surveying or maintaining a car. Majority of drivers do not properly take care of their vehicle tyres. People undermine driving safety by overlooking tyre maintenance as your car tyres are the biggest factor while driving, as they are in charge of the vehicle trying to accelerate, brake and change direction.

So, how do you identify tyre flaws? What kind of flaws are there? What should you be looking for? Let’s sit with the experts at Car Tyres Sale Western Sydney to find out some answers of these questions.

1. The tread of a tyre refers to its rubber that comes into contact with the road. More tyre usage means more tread is worn out. It is this tread that protects from punctures, therefore, chances of getting a flat tyre is higher if the tread is worn off.

2. When the tread has completely worn out, the tyres are called “bald tyres”. You need air in your tyres so as to reduce friction with the road. Bald tyres mean more contact with the road, which can be extremely dangerous.

3. Ideal pressure of your car’s tyres can be found in the car’s manual, and the pressure should be checked once a month, when the tyres are cold. Under Inflated tyres will lead to less brake control, more quicker wear and increasing your braking distance. Over inflated tyres will also lead to less control, unstable braking and reduced grip.

4. You should get your wheel alignment and balance of tyres checked if your car wheel seems to be vibrating or making noises, with other explanations having been ruled out. Otherwise it is still recommended to have it checked every 10,000 kms.

5. Keep regular checks on your tyre tread. If it is less than 3mm it is wise to get new tyres, as another function of tyre tread is to deal with wet weather conditions by dispersing water on contact. Water should not stay between the tyre and road, also known as aquaplaning.

6. A tyre can blow out due to it being under inflated. Heat can build up in the tyre, causing it to blow up.

7. Do not forget to pay attention to your tyre rims. Apart from their aesthetic function, they can increase your vehicle’s performance. The size of the rims can have an effect on things like alignment and braking. If the rim does not properly fit, the chances of a car crash are significantly higher.

For the sake of safety of yourself and others around you, regularly keep a check on your tyres. It is recommended that the wheels be taken off once a year for an inside and thorough inspection.

Buy Car Tyres Western Sydney can help you take proper care of your tyres as well as diagnose any issues with them. Contact us now at 02 9793 9285 for further information.