Tyre advice from tyre experts
Tyre guides are designed to help motorists keep up with the latest information about the tyres, and teach motorists to identify potential issues and how to perform repairs efficiently.
Australian tyre recycler and owner of Branigans Tyres, Chris Lett, advises motorists on cost-effective ways to maintain and sustain a vehicle’s tyres.
Having the right tyres can improve the vehicles safety and fuel economy. “It’s also beneficial for overall running costs,” says Lett. Having the proper tyre knowledge can help prevent a blowout.
It is expensive to replace a car’s tyres. In order to avoid experiencing the wear and tear that comes with them, it is important to regularly check the tread depth to ensure that the vehicle can grip in wet conditions.
If you have recently repaired a damaged tyre, this can also affect the type of work that’s performed on it and whether it’s considered legal.
When you buy new tyres, they will have numbers printed on their side walls, which shows the size, type of tread, and what speeds the tyres can reach. “These numbers can help motorists to make an educated choice when it comes to choosing replacement tyres,” says Lett.
Since most cars are front wheel drive, the front tyres tend to wear faster than the rears. “Having the rears replaced sooner can help prevent this issue,” says Lett.
“If vehicle owners decide to change the rears to the front, make sure that the fronts are placed on the rear left and rear right,” says Lett, “this will help the tyres maintain their evenly worn state and prevent premature wear”. It is important to check the tyre pressure of the vehicle at least once a month.
The pressure of the tyres should regularly be inspected to ensure it is properly inflated. Branigans Tyres can help keep the pressure on the tyres at a safe level. “Wheel alignment can also help prevent the sudden wear and damage of tyres,” says Lett. It can also help keep the road balanced and improve fuel efficiency.
When it comes to choosing a new tyre, choosing the right one can be a bit challenging. Branigans Tyres offers a range of advice and assistance to help guide motorists through the process.
The law requires that you have the correct type and size of tyres for your vehicle. “This is because the tread depth is the minimum distance that the tire can cover before it gets damaged,” says Lett.
It is crucial that drivers select the right tyre for their vehicle. Having the proper type of tyre will help prevent tyre wear and improve its longevity. It is also important that the vehicle is regularly checked for its general condition.
Branigans Tyres has well-established workshops in Burleigh Heads and Southport in the Gold Coast region. Check out their full range of services or current featured promotions. Branigans award-winning affordable tyre subscriptions package starts at $7.97 and helps motorists budget for their ongoing tyre needs.
Vehicle owners are encouraged to drive in at their convenience as no pre-bookings or appointments are required. The branches are Burleigh Heads: (07) 5535 2660 situated at 13 Flagstone Drive or Southport: (07) 5591 8633 located at 1/277 Southport-Nerang Rd.
Written and syndicated by YDMA News.