Tyre Safety Tips
You probably don’t think about them all too much, but your tyres are one of your vehicle’s most important features. Healthy tyres keep you, and others, safe on the road. That’s why it’s so important to regularly check them to pick up any potential problems.
Spotted a problem with your tyres? Get in touch with your nearest Beaurepaires store.
How to check the safety of your tyres
Give your vehicle a regular once-over to pick up on any potential problems. It’s simple, it’s quick and it could save lives. Look out for:
- Sharp objects that may have punctured your tyres. Even a small puncture can cause big problems further down the road.
- Uneven wear patterns on your treads. This can indicate an issue with tyre pressure.
- Worn down tyre tread indicators. If these ridges are sitting flush with your tread ridges, it’s time to replace your tyres.
How to maintain the safety of your tyres
Your tyres require regular maintenance to keep them in top condition and you safe on the road. We recommend a number of services to keep your tyres performing at their best.
1. Wheel balancing
Unbalanced wheels could be accelerating the wear of your tyres, shock absorbers and steering components. It can also cause your car to vibrate, which can lead to driver fatigue.
A wheel balance involves redistributing the weight around the tyre, increasing not only the life of your tyres, but also the performance and safety of your vehicle.
Your wheels should be balanced at least once a year and every time you buy or fit new tyres.
Find out more about Beaurepaires Wheel Balancing
2. Tyre rotation
Despite what it might look like, the weight of your vehicle is not evenly distributed to all four tyres. Regularly rotating your tyres ensures they wear evenly, leading to better performance and improved braking and handling.
How often do you need to rotate your tyres?
Your owner’s manual should include rotation recommendations from your vehicle manufacturer. We recommend that you rotate your tyres every 10,000 kms, or for a 4WD, every 4,000 km. A good rule of thumb is to rotate your tyres every time you change your oil.
Spotted a problem with your tyres? Drop into your nearest Beaurepaires store for an assessment.