All my tyres will wear at the same rate, won’t they?

All my tyres will wear at the same rate, won’t they?

The load on each of the tyres on your car is different depending on the tyre’s position. What this means is that, depending on the mounting position of the tyre, the wear-rate of that tyre will be different to the tyres fitted on other positions of your vehicle. The...
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 carry the...
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 wear poorly:...
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 is used to...
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 for a while...