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Tyre Dealers, Always have them fit Pairs of Tyres

Visiting the tyre dealers to fit new tyres, two is the magic number

Bread and butter. Salt and Pepper.  Socks. Some things work best in pairs. Tyres do, too. You wouldn’t buy one shoe to replace a damaged one. It’s the same with tyres. Tyre dealers should always fit new tyres in pairs.

In this post, I’ll explain why fitting new tyres in pairs makes sense. I’ll also give you the four most important rules of tyre fitting.

Why fitting new tyres in pairs is sensible

A worn tyre can throw out your steering and balance. It creates uneven grip and braking. Poor tread on tyres causes aquaplaning in wet weather. In short, a damaged or worn tyre is dangerous. If you don’t maintain tyres for peak performance, not only will your safety suffer, but so, too, will your fuel efficiency.

When you notice worn tread, it may be tempting to change only the tyre that’s damaged. If you do so, you’ll immediately cause an imbalance biased to the unchanged tyre on the same axle. The problems will remain, but be biased to the other side.

Three rules of fitting new tyres you mustn’t ignore

Here are four rules that you mustn’t ignore when you have new tyres fitted:

1. Always use tyres of the same type and on the same axle

The majority of tyres today are radials. Radial tyres work hard to keep you safe. Always make sure that the same kind of tyres is fitted on the same axle – we’d recommend radial tyres every time.

2. Always fit tyres of the right size and load rating

Every vehicle has a recommended size and performance rating for its tyres. Never fit tyres below the minimums, although you could fit tyres with higher speed and load ratings for added performance. If you are considering this, speak to us first and we’ll check to make sure that what you’re doing is safe.

3. Sometimes you should replace all four tyres

Ideally, you would change all four tyres at the same time. Tyres rarely wear at the same rate. However, if you drive a four-wheel drive, it is prudent to change all four tyres at the same time. If you don’t, you risk causing permanent damage to the drive system.

Next time you need new tyres, make sure you invest in a pair. You’ll be safer, and the driving experience will be better. You’ll also use less fuel. If you need more advice or want to book a tyre check, contact us today on 3333 5510 – we’ll be happy to help.


Kevin Wood

A visit to the tyre dealers will be less than you think,

Good tyre dealers, followed up with good maintenance means you can reap the rewards,

It might seem that $400 to over $1000 for a set is expensive, but the cost of new tyres for your car represents incredible value for money. No other part of your car goes through the same second-by-second friction, and when you think that your safety rests on just a few inches of rubber between you and the road, you’d begin to understand how important the maintenance of new tyres is. Here are five reasons why the cost of a trip to the tyre dealers is less than you think:

Safety is worth every cent of the cost of new tyres

A set of new tyres will last anything up to 100,000 kilometres, depending upon your style of driving and the condition of roads you drive on and the maintenance you stick to. Keep on top of the maintenance of new tyres, and that’s a hundred thousand kilometres of better breaking, more efficient turning, and more effective traction. Ultimately costing you less.

Better traction is a component of safety

Now that we’ve mentioned traction, let’s discuss it a little more.

Traction is what gives you your grip on the road. Soft tyres aren’t so good in the summer heat, but they’re great in snow. So if you’re planning a trip to Alpine Way in New South Wales, or perhaps Mount Baw Baw in Victoria, you might want to equip yourself with soft tyres. Usually, though, one set of new tyres will be good for all seasons here in Queensland.

New tyres cut your fuel costs

Worn tyres have to work harder to provide traction. When new tyres are fitted, part of the initial maintenance of new tyres is to ensure that they are aligned and balanced correctly. As part of a weekly tyre maintenance programme, make sure you keep them inflated properly. Doing this one thing will make sure that your tyres perform better, and that will decrease your fuel consumption.

Good maintenance of new tyres drives better performance

When new tyres are fitted and then maintained well, your car’s performance increases. Your stopping distance will be shorter, and you’ll drive smoother through corners. The extra traction you get means better acceleration if you get into trouble.

You’ll love driving on new tyres

If you’ve ever had a brand new car, there’s something special about the feel and smell of it. Have it professionally valeted after a few thousand kilometres, and that brand new feel comes right back. It’s the same with new tyres. When you first drive on a new set of tyres, the whole driving experience is different – it’s like driving a new car. You’ll have a quieter drive, too, with less road noise.

If you’re planning a long trip, you’ll probably have a service to make sure everything is in tip-top condition before you set off. Don’t neglect your tyres: the extra safety, better performance, and lower fuel costs make the cost of new tyres worth every single cent for the next 100,000 kilometres (especially if you rotate your tyres to make them last even longer).

Call us today on 3375 3566, and we’ll be happy to discuss your car tyres with you.


Kevin Wood