Tyre Changing

Tyres are not just rubber seals around your wheels, they are high-tech inventions designed to carry your car many miles. The tyre market is huge, and tyres can greatly affect your steering, safety and overall fuel economy.

Tyres are an essential part of your vehicle, ensuring your safety and comfort with every drive. They support the body weight of passengers and the car itself. Tyres are also the only parts of your vehicle that touches the ground and stops it from moving.

Tyres are made out of natural and synthetic rubber and are built to last long - but won't last forever. At some point, you will need to replace your tyres.

When does a tyre need to be replaced?

You have an unrepairable flat or punctured tyre.

A flat tyre is like the measles for drivers. You're bound to experience it at least once. A flat occurs when the tyre no longer has the correct tyre pressure, the air escaping naturally - yet slowly over time, or due to a tyre puncture, and you need to change tyres.

They can be stressful, especially if it is late at night. You have to switch on your hazard lights and wait for roadside assistance if you don't have a spare tyre.

Your tyre tread has worn down beyond the legal limits.

Tread depth is the measurement from the bottom of your tyre's groove to the surface of the tyre itself, usually up to the most raised part of the tread. The tread is what grips the road, especially when wet. The less tread, the more slippery and unsafe the tyre.

Your tyre is badly damaged.

Your tyre is exposed to all kinds of obstacles and debris out on the road that can cause severe damage. These include potholes, kerbs, various sharp objects like rocks, branches, small stones, old cans, nails, and more.

They can puncture, cut or rip your rear and front tyres and even deform their shape. If you spot any large - or even small - visible perforations, get a tyre professional to check your tyre ASAP

There are signs of unusual tread wear

There are instances whentyre thread wears down in unusual ways. Either just at the edges, or the centre gets bald first or tyre wear occurs in patches or random chunks throughout the tyre circumference. These are possible signs that you are driving with too much or too little air; the wrong tyre pressure in general.

Your tyre does not match your vehicle.

When your vehicle rolled out of the showroom, they came in a set of matching tyres for all four-wheel positions. If, at some point, you end up with different sized tyres or types of tyres, replace them immediately. It may affect your vehicle's stability and overall driving performance.

The importance of tyre replacement

Getting a new set of tyres improves almost all performance aspects of your car immediately.

?But beyond that, it ensures your safety - and those on the road with you.

It's vital to maintain your tyres properly, so you can catch the signs that you might need to change them early and before they potentially harm you - and others on the road.

Every garage or road side assistance needs a tyre changer as it is so fruequently used and needed. We have a variety of quality tyre changers that will benefit your company and clients.