We offer a range of tyre services in Kirrawee, including inspection, rotation, and balancing. And we carry a wide variety of brands to fit your vehicle and driving needs.
You can make a booking for an inspection or just when you need to replace them. We can also help you get the most out of your tyres to save you money.
Our services are
- New replacement tyres suitable for your vehicle
- Tyre repair
- Wheel balancing
- Wheel alignment
- Tyre rotation
- Tyre fitting
- Independent advice
- Tyre disposal and recycling
We guarantee the best quality tyre for your vehicle and provide you with free tyre checks when we service your vehicle. We also offer genuine, independent help in tyre selection.
Arrange to get your tires checked when you next book your vehicle in for a service.
Keeping Your Vehicle Running And Safely On The Road Involves Good Tyres
Your car’s tyres are critical in the prevention of breakdowns and ensuring a safe journey. According to the NRMA, there are over one million car breakdowns each year in NSW. A big chunk of those breakdowns (more than 125,000) is due to problems with wheels and tyres.
Tyres play a vital role in the safety of drivers and everyone else on the road. Ensuring that you have good quality tyres and that you change them when necessary is very important for both your safety and the safety of others on the road.
Car Tyres Are Crucial To Safety
There’s just a tiny part of your car’s tyres on the road at any one time. Four contact patches about the size of a shoe are all that keeps you on the road. These contact patches contribute to the ride of your car, its road-handling and safety. This means it’s crucial the tyres are correctly inflated and not worn or damaged.
Tyre Safety and Minimum Tread Depth
In NSW, the minimum legal tread depth is 1.5mm. That’s not an average across the tyres. The minimum tread depth is where the tyre is most worn out – often at the outside or inside edge. It doesn’t matter that there’s good tread on the other parts of the tyre; if some of it has less than 1.5mm in tread depth, the tyre is illegal.
That’s one of the reasons why you need to look after your car’s tyres. It’s a waste of money when you have to replace an 80% good tyre because a small strip on the outside edge is worn out. You can avoid this problem with proper wheel alignment.
The Risks Of Buying “Cheap Tyres”
With the cost of new tyres, it can be tempting to save a few bucks with an old set of tyres, but it is time to think of the risks you are taking. Our tyres are responsible for several vital functions on our car; they are arguably the most critical part of safety equipment.
When buying a tyre, it’s important to think of all the functions of a tyre. When we buy a tyre, we usually have to choose between several brands and price ranges. Some well-known, some lesser-known, and some completely unknown. The old saying, you get what you pay for, often applies. On the whole, the more expensive the tire, the better it will be. Safety is essential, and that means something when buying a tyre.
In this case, it’s best to be guided by experts who work in the tire industry.
How To Maintain Your Car Tyres For Longer
Your car’s tyres are one of the most important safety features. It’s important to check your tyre pressure once a month and before a long journey.
Check Your Tyre Pressure Regularly
It’s essential to check your tire pressure to make sure your tyres are safe to use. Tires can lose about one pound per square inch of air (PSI) per month, perhaps more in winter. If you rely on your mechanic to check your tyre pressure, you’re not doing your due diligence. You could put yourself and your family at risk if you don’t check tyre pressures regularly.
Inspect The Tyres Regularly
It’s essential to check your tyres for any problems before long trips. Inspect them regularly, making sure to check for signs of damage, such as cracks or bulges. You should also check if there are any metal objects in the tire, such as nails, screws, glass, or stones. If you find an object in your tire, you may need to get the tyre repaired or replaced.
It’s much easier to check your tire when you have it in your garage or driveway. There are much more dangers on the side of the road, so be sure to replace your tire if you experience any problems. If you do have an issue while travelling, call a tire professional nearby who can help you.
Rotate Your Tyres
Tires need to be rotated, and it’s recommended that you do this about every 10,000 km. If you buy a set of tyres from your local tyre store, they might offer free rotation. And compared to having to buy new tyres, wheel rotations are relatively cheap.
Look Out For Symptoms That Indicate You Need To Get A Wheel Balance or Alignment
If you notice your wheels shaking or vibrating when driving at speed, it’s time for a wheel balance.
Have you been noticed that your tyres are out of balance? There are many causes of tyres going out of balance. Tyres can take on a different shape as they wear, causing them to go out of balance. The wear and tear of your car’s front-end parts, the crown of the roads, potholes, hard braking causing flat spots, throwing weights, and even poor construction can all lead to an unbalanced tire.
While doing your tyre inspection, if you notice wear on the outside or the inside edges of your tyre, it’s time to get a wheel alignment. During a wheel alignment, we adjust the angle of the wheels to avoid excessive wear on the edges. Most carmakers have a factory default setting for alignment, but this can change due to the unevenness of the environment, irregularities in the roads, accidents, and natural wear and tear.
Come in, and we can do that for you.
Don’t Install Mismatched Tyres
Buying tyres can be confusing. You have to know the size, width, and construction. The one mistake that people make is putting mismatched tyres on their cars. It can negatively impact the handling of your vehicle and cause wear on the other parts of your car. So, for your safety, always try to buy two tyres of the same tread pattern and put them on the front of your car, if it’s a front-wheel drive. That way, you have good tyres on the most critical road contact areas of your car.
Don’t Wait Until Your Tyres Are Bald To Replace Them
Tyres can cost a fair bit to buy, and buying replacement tyres is not the most fun you will have, but driving on your tyres past their useful life is dangerous. You can tell if it’s time for new tyres by checking their wear bars between the treads. If the tire tread depth is at or below this bar, it’s time for new tyres.
What To Do If You Experience A Puncture
A flat tyre typically occurs when air escapes from a punctured casing. Punctures are usually the result of small objects such as nails, screws, glass shards, and other detritus on the road. A flat tyre also might be caused by a tear in the sidewall or leaking valve.
If you’ve got a flat tire. Don’t drive on it. Get off the road as quickly as possible and stop in a safe area. Then, you’ll want to figure out what type of spare tire you have. Then, you’ll need to remove your current tyre and fit the spare in its place, away from any traffic. Check your vehicle manual for instructions on how to do this.
To be safe, you should get it fixed as soon as possible. For example, if your spare tire is an undersized space saver, fixing the punctured tire will be more critical than ever.
If you think we can repair your tyre, the first step is to remove it from the wheel to inspect the damage and the tyre’s structural integrity. We will look at the size and angle of the puncture and the tyre walls to see if a repair is possible.
We can’t repair tyres if the shoulder or sidewall is damaged or there is significant damage to the tread.
Contact us for all your tyre repairs.