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The importance of maintaining your tyres

Tyre care is an essential part of ensuring the safety and performance of your vehicle. Not only does tyre maintenance prolong the life of your tyres, saving you time and money, but it also helps to ensure a safer driving experience.


Your tyres connect you and your vehicle to the road (or off-road) surface. So, it should come as no surprise that if not well-maintained, just like a worn-out shoe, you lose grip. And when you’re driving at speed, whether in rainy conditions, off the road or along poorly maintained roads, your risk of accident is heightened significantly.

Take care of yourself and those around you by regularly checking the wear on your tyres. Remember, that tyre tread less than 1.5mm deep is considered unroadworthy and could see you facing a significant fine and loss of demerit points.

So, if your tyres are nearing this level, book your tyre replacement ahead of time.

Steering control and performance

Poorly maintained tyres can lead to reverberations or friction in your car’s steering. Issues like flat or almost flat tyres, worn out, old or damaged tyres can seriously affect your steering ability.

When your steering is compromised, so too is the overall performance of your vehicle. The state of your tyres can also have an impact on your vehicle’s lift, floatation and suspension performance. That’s why it pays to maintain your tyres, to ensure you have complete control over your vehicle and can safely avoid any dangers on the road.

Puncture resistance

Unfortunately, running over debris on the road is inevitable for drivers, especially when the debris is difficult to see. But when your tyres are properly maintained, they are more resistant to the risk of puncture.

When it comes to maintaining the health of your tyres, it pays to be proactive.

Save yourself the time, money and headaches of unscheduled maintenance and tyre repairs and learn more about the steps you can take to make your tyres last longer in between booking your scheduled tyre fitment at your nearest Big Wheels location.

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