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Definition of Terms in the Standards Manual

Definition of Terms in the Standards Manual

Below are the definition of new tyre dimensions. New Tyre Dimensions Design/Measuring Rim Width - "Design/Measuring Rim Width" is the specific rim width assigned to each tyre size designation to determine basic tyre dimensions. Tyre Section Width - The...

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Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems

Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems

Monitoring systems for tyre pressure. The release of vehicles in the Australian market fitted with Ultra-Low Profile (ULP) and Run-Flat Technology (RFT) tyres as standard has been increasing dramatically over the past 10 years. It is a particular...

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Tyre Load Identification

Tyre Load Identification

When you’re driving along in your car, all of the wheels are heading in the same direction as the car, aren’t they? Well, no they are not! General Tyre Safety Standard The alignment of the wheels on the average car is specified such that (most of the time)...

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Why does my car a Wheel Alignment?

Why does my car a Wheel Alignment?

When you’re driving along in your car, all of the wheels are heading in the same direction as the car, aren’t they? Well, no they are not! General Tyre Safety Standard The alignment of the wheels on the average car is specified such that (most of the time)...

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Why has my tyre suddenly disintegrated?

Why has my tyre suddenly disintegrated?

Everyone knows and understands that tyres need air in them. What people don’t always understand is that for tyres to operate correctly and also give the best wear-life, they need to be inflated to the correct air-pressure. Obviously, the tyres on a vehicle...

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Why do I have Irregular Wear on my Car Tyres?

Why do I have Irregular Wear on my Car Tyres?

One of the most common queries on tyres that we receive is: “Why have the tyres on my car worn so poorly? There’s plenty of tread on one side and the other side is bald!!” (or a variation on that theme). There are three factors that will cause a tyre to...

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Tyre Flat Spotting

Tyre Flat Spotting

Do you ever notice a vibration or a steering shimmy during the first few kilometres of driving after your car has been parked overnight or longer? The vibration (or shimmy) is apparent for a while, then goes away. This condition is called flatspotting, it...

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Is Tyre Age Important?

Is Tyre Age Important?

The simple answer? In certain situations – yes. The rubbers used in tyre manufacture can be natural, synthetic or a combination of both. After the tyre has been manufactured it still goes through changes to its physical properties. Rubber curing continues...

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