1) Tyres should always be replaced with the same size designation as recommended by the vehicle or tyre manufacturer.
2) Tyre brand, size and tread pattern must be the same on each axle
3) Always buy tyres from an authorized dealer.
4) Check tyre pressure, including the spare, once a week or before undertaking a long journey
5) Over and under-inflation reduces tyre to road contact and shortens tyre life.
- Inner- and outer-edge wear. If both inner and outer edges are worn, it usually implies that the tyres have been run at too low a pressure at normal speeds.
- Tread-centre wear. Regular wear of this kind is normally a sign of high tyre pressure.
6) Check tyres regularly for punctures, penetrations, cuts and bulges.
7) Wheel alignment – misaligned wheels will lead to excessive tyre wear. Wheel alignment should be tested at regular intervals to obtain even tread wear and maximum service life.
8) A worn steering mechanism, ball joints and wheel bearings will also reduce tyre life.
9) Missing valve caps should be replaced, since they are there to prevent dirt from clogging the valves, which could cause a loss of air pressure.
10) Check for loose or missing wheel nuts.
11) Check tread depth on all tyres and replace well before they reach regulatory minimum depth of 1.00 mm. This will to reduce the risk of aqua-planing on wet roads.
12) Tyres, brakes, shock absorbers and rims should always be checked when servicing the vehicle.
13) Rotate your tyres every 8000 km.
14) Irregular bald spotting – Known as cupping, this is usually caused by worn shock