Tyre Centre Tips – hitting the curb will cost your tyres and vehicle

We are often in a hurry, whether we are running late for work, dropping the kids at school, struggling to make that appointment or running more errands than capable in one day. This often means that we are a lot more susceptible to hitting the gutter when parking, running up the traffic island or hitting the pothole a little bit too fast. Unaware at the time with our minds worrying about the shopping in the boot, making the meeting or picking up the kids, these bumps, knocks and ditches for our tyres are expensive and damaging. A top tyre centre tip is to take the time to avoid any sudden unnecessary bumps and jolts to the wheels; you might think ‘one bump doesn’t matter’ but when you get the bill from your tyre centre for a set of new tyres you’ll wish you’d taken a bit more care.

How will it affect my tyres and vehicle?

Knocking your wheel alignment out can have substantial effects on driving performance and tread wear on your tyres. By knocking your wheel alignment but just 1/8th. of an inch you can cause irreparable damage to your suspension, tyres and wheels. By having your alignment out by that much is the equivalent of dragging your tyres sideways for 84 metres every 1.5km you travel.

Prevention is the best medicine…

Obviously to avoid damaging your tyres and wheels is the first step to avoiding damage to your vehicles wheel alignment and suspension. In saying that we don’t always see the pothole coming up in the road, or in that tricky reverse park in the city we may accidentally push up against the gutter. There is only so much we can do to minimise the damage on our own behalf. Regular checks by Darra Tyres experts when you are purchasing new tyres or replacing a tyre is the best bet to help prevent damage to your vehicle and potentially your safety.

To have your vehicle inspected by experts who have been in the industry for years come down to Darra Tyre Service and receive the customer experience that you deserve. Give us a call now on 3333 5510 or you can enquire online and one of our sales team will be in contact with you very shortly.

Keeping your family and fleet safely on the road,

Kevin and Darra Team

About the Author

Kevin has been at the forefront of the tyre industry for over 20 years. Kevin's speciality is in industrial and commercial tyres including the management and upkeep of fleets. Kevin has worked with vehicles his whole career from painting, mechanical, suspension and panel beating he has also spent time in the Australia Army as a driver. He has driven all size of vehicles throughout his career so understands the demands placed on drivers.