WHAT YOU CAN TELL FROM YOUR TYRES BY LOOKING AT THEM

WHAT YOU CAN TELL FROM YOUR TYRES BY LOOKING AT THEM

To an experienced eye, your tyres are like a map. Experts can use tyres to diagnose practically everything that your car is doing on the road. Cracking and bulging, cupping, feathering and other problems all tell a tale. It’s a trick well worth learning, because it can save you a lot of time and money and a lot of “surprises” in expensive tyre problems.

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THE STORY IN YOUR TYRES

The fact is that tyres react to your car’s performance. There are a few very basic but very useful things you can learn by looking at a tyre:

Edge wear: This type of where means that you may have alignment and/or balance issues. Generally, in properly aligned tyres, pressure is evenly distributed. If it’s not, we are along the edges is inevitable. If one tyre is obviously suffering more wear and tear, it’s a safe bet that you need to realign and rebalance your tyres.

“Patchy” treads: Tyre treads are like an instant audit of the state of your tyres. Consistent wear on treads simply means that you need new tyres. Patchy wear means your tyres have both alignment issues and are very close to expiry date. Play safe and buy some new tyres and get your alignment and balance done, preferably ASAP.

Clay and soil on tyres: Everyone’s seen clay stains and buildup of soils on tyres. What you may not know is that clay and soil can be trouble. The problems aren’t obvious. Clay and soil are much softer surfaces than roads. Soft clay can put a lot of pressure on tyres, particularly if your tyres are a bit low on pressure. The tyres, naturally, react to the extra pressure from driving through these softer, inconsistent surfaces, wearing them out much more quickly.

Tyres on load carrying working vehicles: Working vehicles are under immense strain all the time. The first signs of trouble, in fact, are likely to be visible in the tyres. Tread wear is not a good sign. It could mean the vehicle has been taking heavy loads on unbalanced tyres, or while having alignment problems. Take the hint. Get your suspension checked, too, because it’s likely to be the first casualty of any developing problems.

The kid’s taxi tyres look overstressed: Even the mild-mannered suburban sedans can show some serious issues in their tyres. Suburban roads aren’t famous for their kindness to tyres, either. Your car may not do much more than shopping and ferrying the kids around, but all it takes is a few degrees off balance, and your tyres will wear like they’ve been doing a demolition derby. If the tyres look at all wrong, or if you’re noticing some handling issues, they’re the usual suspects.

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Call Drury Tires We hope our information about tyres has been helpful. Whenever you want tyre or other car services in South Auckland, call us or contact us online. We’re available 24/7. You can call Drury Tires on 09 294 8139 any time. We’ll be happy to provide any services you need.

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