At World of Tyres stock all major brands and if we don't have it we'll get it for you. We always like to match tyres. This is not possible with many used import vehicles that may still have Japanese domestic tyres fitted, but we can advise on the best replacement tyres for your car.
When To Replace Your Tyres
All tyres have wear indicator strips moulded into the tread across the tyre. When these are showing in the tread it's time to get new tyres. The law requires that you have a minimum of 1.5 mm tread depth on your tyres.
Tyres worn past those tread indicators are an accident waiting to happen. On a wet road tyres with wear at those levels aquaplane - and that's like trying to drive on ice.
If you are concerned about how much tread is left on your tyres call into World of Tyres on Greenwood Street in Frankton, Hamilton. We will check your tyre's for free.
Wheels out of balance cause excessive tyre wear and can damage your car's suspension and steering.
If your car develops a 'shake' through the steering as you increase speed it indicates there is a problem. Frequently this type of shaking is a sign you need a wheel balance.
We can check and correct your wheel balance in less than half an hour.
Tyres should be rotated every 5-10,000 kilometres to achieve the maximum life. The front tyres, especially on front drive cars, have to work harder than the rear tyres, providing steering, acceleration and the main braking traction.
Different vehicles have their own wear characteristics and different roads will cause different wear patterns. Call in to our store and we will be only too happy to rotate your tyres and make sure you are driving a safe vehicle.
The wrong tyre pressures will affect the life of your tyres and also the handling of your car. Car suspensions and handling are designed for particular types of tyres and tyre pressures. That's why it's important to follow your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations. These are normally found either:
- On the driver's door or door pillar
- Under the bonnet
- On the back of the fuel filler cover
Over-inflated tyres cause the centre part of the tread to wear faster, reduce the tyre 'footprint' on the road and compromise the effectiveness of the tyres in emergency braking.
Under-inflated tyres increase wear on the tyre shoulders and affect fuel consumption and the handling and ride of the vehicle, especially on winding roads.
Tyres should be checked:
- when they cold,
- Don't forget to check the spare
- Temporary spares some Japanese cars have temporary spares. These are designed as temporary tyres and should not be driven over 80kph or over 80km in distance. These tyres require higher inflation pressures because of their construction.
- Bring your vehicle into World of Tyres and we will check your tyre pressures including the spare for free.