Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

When are my tyres worn?

Peer into the bottom of the tread grooves of your tyre. Never let your tread wear down further than the tread wear indicators because your car’s handling and road-holding will become unpredictable and unsafe.

How do I check the pressure of my tyres?

Try to use a digital tyre pressure gauge – they’re not expensive but they are more accurate than the gauge on most garage forecourts. It’s important to check the pressures when your tyres are cold, so wait for about an hour from when you last drove on them.

What happens when my tyre pressure is too low?

When your tyre pressure is too low, you do not only risk driving more unstable. A reduced tyre pressure of 25% results in 10% more rolling resistance. This will ultimately increase your fuel usage by approximately 2%. Besides using more fuel, the outer sides of your tyres will wear down faster and this will decrease your driving pleasure.

What happens when my tyre pressure is too high?

When your tyre pressure is too high, the inner side of your tyres will wear down faster and the handling of your car will decrease, along with your driving pleasure.

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Tyre Safety

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

What is the purpose of the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in your vehicle.

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Replacing Tyres

Replacing Tyres

For safety and good performance, you must take care when selecting replacement tyres.

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EU Label Information

EU Label Information

The new EU tyre label is intended to give consumers more information when choosing new tyres.

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Storing Tyres

Storing Tyres

When tyres are stored they should be stored in a cool, dry place away from sources of sunlight.

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Reading a Sidewall

Reading a Sidewall

Everything you need to know about the writing and symbols on the sidewall

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Correct Loading

Correct Loading

Tyres which are loaded beyond their maximum allowable loads will build up excessive heat that may result in sudden tyre destruction.

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Wheel Alignment

Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment and balancing are important for safety, comfort and maximum mileage from your tyres.

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Correct Tyre Pressure

Correct Tyre Pressure

Driving on any tyre that does not have the correct inflation pressure is dangerous.

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Tyre Inspection

Tyre Inspection

In addition to performing regular maintenance, you must also keep an eye out for potential problems that might affect your tyres.

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