A well-cared set of tyres is important to make sure to driver and passengers of the vehicle are always safe. This ensures that car owners are not faced with unexpected maintenance costs and legal issues. Tyre care and maintenance boils down to two basic things – regular inspection should be done and make sure to conduct preventive maintenance. This will ensure that you won’t have to buy new tyres in Brisbane as often as long as the tyres are safe to be used.
There are three things you should look out for when checking the tyres – tyre wear and depth, tyre pressures and visible damage.
Tyre wear should be checked at least once every month and before going out on the road when embarking on a long journey. The legal limit for tyre tread is set at 1.6 mm. If there is uneven wear on the tread of the tyre, it can be easily detected by running a hand on the tyre’s surface. The tread should be smooth and if it is not, there must be issues with wrong inflation or there must be problems with the alignment which is the reason for the uneven wear. If you think your tyres are not aligned properly, it is recommended to bring it to a professional for inspection.
Another thing to check is the tyre pressures which is easily done using a pressure gauge. It comes with modern foot pumps. If you do not own one, you can go to a local gas station and mechanical shops. The pressure must be the same on all tyres, as well as the spare, based on the recommendation of the manufacturer. You can find the recommended tyre pressure in your car’s manual or handbook.
Lastly, make sure to check for visible damage like foreign bodies embedded on the tread. Check the sidewall for damages including bulges, lumps and cuts. You can prevent this from happening to your new tyres in Brisbane by avoiding foreign objects, kerbing, emergency braking and potholes. If left unnoticed, these damages can cause a sudden blow out which is unsafe for both driver and passengers.