Apr 9, 2024

Recognising the Signs: When to Replace Your Tyres

In the bustling streets of Campsie, your vehicle’s tyres play a crucial role in ensuring a safe and smooth driving experience. However, like all parts of a vehicle, tyres wear down over time and require attention to maintain optimal performance. Priority Automotive, with its comprehensive tyre centre, is dedicated to providing expert advice and services to keep you safely on the road. Here are key signs indicating it’s time to consider replacing your tyres.

1. Tread Wear

The tread on your tyres provides the necessary grip to keep your vehicle stable on the road, especially in adverse weather conditions. A simple way to check tread depth is the ‘penny test’. Insert a coin into the tread; if the head is fully visible, it’s a clear indication that your tread depth is insufficient, and tyre replacement is necessary.

2. Visible Damage

Regularly inspect your tyres for any signs of cuts, cracks, bulges, or punctures. These damages can compromise the tyre’s structure, leading to air leaks or, worse, a blowout while driving. If you notice any of these signs, bring your vehicle to Priority Automotive’s tyre centre for a professional assessment.

3. Vibration or Unusual Noises

Experiencing unusual vibrations or noises while driving, especially at higher speeds, can indicate tyre issues. While this could also point to alignment or suspension problems, it’s often related to uneven tyre wear. A professional check can determine the cause and whether tyre replacement is the solution.

4. Age of the Tyres

Even if your tyres appear to be in good condition, tyre manufacturers typically recommend replacement every five to six years. Over time, the rubber compounds in tyres deteriorate, which could lead to hardening or becoming brittle, increasing the risk of failure.

5. Decreased Fuel Efficiency

Worn tyres can significantly impact your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. If you notice you’re filling up the tank more frequently, it might be due to increased rolling resistance from your tyres. Replacing them could improve your vehicle’s fuel economy.

At Priority Automotive in Campsie, our tyre centre is equipped to handle all your tyre needs, from inspections and replacements to alignments and repairs. Our team of experts will ensure your vehicle remains safe, efficient, and ready to tackle the roads of Campsie and beyond. Don’t wait until it’s too late; regular tyre checks and timely replacements are key to ensuring your driving safety.