Safety tips from Millard Tyre Centre, Tweed Heads about your car tyres:
Your tyres are the only contact between you and the road and, like your vehicle, they too require regular maintenance. Here are some quick tips:
-Check your tyre pressures regularly, once a fortnight is recommended and ideally when your tyres are cold. Inspect tread and sidewalls for cuts and abrasions, bulges, unusual wear and road damage.
-If the tyre receives a severe impact, ask your tyre retailer to check for internal damage. Do not repair cuts in sidewalls of radial ply tyres.
-Avoid using 'sealants' or other liquid preparations to prevent deflation. These may cause the valve to stick open slightly, causing pressure loss and indirectly causing corrosion of steel belts.
-Driving on under inflated tyres is almost certain to cause serious damage, always inflate tyres to the suggested pressure.
-Take action immediately to rectify any unusual sounds or vibrations. Tyre balance and vehicle wheel alignment should be checked regularly, (i.e. every 10,000km), especially if your tyres are subjected to rough roads or aggressive driving.
-Tyre wear on front wheel drive vehicles is a little higher and therefore, attention to tyre pressures as well as rotation should be made on a regular basis.
Don’t put it off, call today to ensure the safety of your family: 5524 4622 or visit us at: 15 Industry Drive, Tweed Heads South.
Tweed Heads Millard Tyre Centre
15, INDUSTRY, 3, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, 2485, Australia