Tyre Maintenance- Do I Need New Tyres?
Do I need new tyres? Understandably, you may believe you only need to bring your vehicle in for new tyres. Tyre maintenance and when to visit Bud’s Tyres may not be considered outside of a routine tyre purchase. Your local tyre retailer isn’t just there to replace tyres once they reach the illegal tread depth. There are a number of reasons why you may need to keep up with tyre maintenance.
If you are wondering why your car is shaking while you drive it could mean a number of things. While there could be more serious issues such as engine or brake problems, it is worth checking your tyres. If your wheels aren’t spinning we can check your wheel bearings, ball joints or tie rod ends. You may need a wheel balance or tyre rotation depending on how your car is responding to the road.
If you have tyre cracks you should replace your tyre/s immediately. Tyre sidewall cracks could be from age, the conditioning of the road or environmental factors. Excessive force or a heavy load may also cause cracks.
Free Tyre Check
If in doubt, drop by Bud’s Tyres Burleigh location for a free tyre check.
Premium Tyres or Wheels (Upgrade)
Premium tyres and wheels are simply just better. You may find yourself in-store for a tyre and wheel package upgrade even though your tyres don’t need changing.
If your tyres aren’t inflated at the manufactures recommendation you may be putting yourself in danger. Handling and stability is compromised. Over-inflated or under-inflated tyres will unevenly wear your tyres.
Uneven Tyre Wear
A number of factors may lead to uneven tyre wear. Come in for a free tyre check and we can identify the problem.
Punctures are unexpected but are simply just apart of life. You may find yourself driving to the nearest tyre retailer to quickly fix your puncture and get you back on the road.
Tyre Misconceptions- Do I Need New Tyres
You may have a good understanding of tyres but side with a selection of common tyre misconceptions and myths. There are many tyre misconceptions that have been taken as gospel. However, we understand that most will not have professional knowledge about tyres. For example, we couldn’t tell you one thing about gardening or landscaping. It just takes one person to tell you something and the idea to be adopted as a fact. Ultimately this could lead you to poor tyre habits for many years.
Myth 1: Tyres are secondary to car servicing.
Not enough importance is placed on tyres. Regular tyre checks are just as important as a mechanical car service. However, this needs to be done more regularly. Bare tyres are extremely dangerous. Things like tyre pressure and punctures can also cause accidents.
Myth 2: Wheel alignments and rotation are non-essential.
Wheel alignments and rotation ensure your wheels and tyres are doing the job. Firstly, these two services more than anything can save you money in the future. Secondly, there are a selection of safety concerns if your car is not performing how it should. For example, pulling to one side.
Myth 3: Second-hand tyres are dangerous.
Many car enthusiasts love tyres. This means they are constantly buying the latest and greatest in tyres. Can you blame them? We love tyres to. Alternatively, individuals may just want a simple tyre upgrade or upgrade from a stock tyre. Therefore, we are left with their near-new tyres. Second-hand tyres are not dangerous. In Australia, we are not permitted to sell tyres below the legal tread depth. Moreover, we would only sell second-hand tyres that are near-new that are a long way away from the tread depth minimum. All second-hand tyres are heavily inspected. If you purchase tyres from someone who is not an authorised tyre retailer, this may be another story. Therefore, if you have any doubts come in-store for a free tyre check.
Myth 4: Tyres don’t age.
So, you never use your car? Your tyres are like-new 5 years after you have replaced them? You still need to get them replaced. Tyres age and deteriorate, especially in the Australian weather.
Myth 5: All tyres do the same thing.
A selection of customers who come into our store believe that our budget and premium tyres do the same thing. While yes, they do get you from A to B, they perform differently. Therefore, we often say you get what you pay for. However, a budget tyre may be perfect for your driving style and habits. You can always contact us for our suggestions.
Myth 6: You don’t need to change your spare tyre.
You should change your spare every 5 years.
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