The minimum tread depth for your tyre is 1.5 millimetres. Unfortunately, a recent study by Canstar Blue revealed that only 68% of motorists are aware of this legal requirement. That means 42% of Australian drivers are unaware of it. Interestingly, the same survey by Canstar Blue found that 48% of motorists purchase new tyres after long and unnecessary delays. This neglect of tyres by Aussie drivers occurs because most of them focus on other aspects of their vehicles. For example, car owners often check fluid levels in addition to vacuuming interiors regularly. Mechanics can help you avoid this dangerous form of neglect. More specifically, they can help you when it comes to the identification of the following problems.
• Bulged and Cracked Tyres
A report by the Western Australian in 2017 revealed that 100 compensation claims against Main Roads Western Australia existed in 2016. Most of these claims were for damages to vehicles. They included bulged, cracked, and punctured tyres caused by potholes, loose stones, and debris on the main roads in the state. Fortunately, potholes in Hamilton Hill are uncommon. However, loose rocks and debris are common on roads that line Manning Park, Goodchild Park, Davilak Reserve, and Enright Reserve.
That means internal and external damage to your tyres may occur if you hit these stones and debris. Unfortunately, noticing damages such as bulging is a challenge because they are a symptom of internal damage. In fact, most people take note of this kind of damage after a few weeks or months. However, identifying it in good time is possible if you go for regular servicing conducted by mechanics who handle tyres Hamilton Hill. It is worth noting that rubber and tyre protectant would prevent cracks on your tyres so talk to your mechanic about it.
• Cupping and Feathering
Sometimes, tyres become problematic because of damage to various car parts. For example, cupping occurs when a damaged or worn suspension component causes the tyre to bounce as the vehicle moves. Unbalanced wheels may cause cupping as well. Unsurprisingly, inexperienced mechanics are likely to misdiagnose cupping as feathering.
However, an experienced mechanic knows that cupping refers to a series of random dips on the edge of your tyre's tread. In contrast, feathering occurs when adjacent tread blocks on your tyre have different heights because of uneven wear. These tyres are a nuisance because they generate a lot of noise. Fixing feathered tires is impossible. Instead, you have to address the underlying problem so that it does not affect your new tyres. Find a qualified mechanic who can identify and fix this issue for you.
- Turn to Us for the Best Services in Tyres Hamilton Hill
We are qualified mechanics with years of experience in this business. We will check the treads on your tyre, the sidewall, and the pressure it has. We will take corrective measures if there a problem exists. For example, we will make sure that your tyres have the correct amount of pressure in them. We know that over inflation wears the treads at a faster rate than usual. Conversely, under inflation leads to blowouts in some cases. We will take preventative and corrective measures as well. Call us today for excellent services and advice in tyres Hamilton Hill. 9418 8540
Terry Favazzo Auto Repairs
8/125 Rockingham Road, Hamilton Hill, Western Australia, 6163
Call Us: 9418 8540
Established Since 2003