Purpose of tyres: grip the road and provide good traction
When your tyres are fit for purpose, it simply means that the tyres don’t have any lumps, bulges and tears. It also means that the tyres meet the minimum tread depth requirements. Chris Lett , Australian tyre expert and founder of Branigans Tyres shares his tyre knowledge and advice with all consumers.
The right tyre for the job
The aim is to avoid a roadworthy failure. Having the wrong tyres or incorrectly fitted tyres can lead to a roadworthy failure. That’s why you need to not only have the right tyres, but also have the right tyres fitted correctly. Most drivers are advised to replace their tyres in pairs across the axle, or all four at the same time. Lett says, “there is no legal obligation to use the same tyres as the original tyres for your vehicle; the tyres chosen need to be of a specified tread pattern suited for the make and model of the car. What’s not allowed is mixing up tyre sizes and construction types across an axle.”
“If only two tyres are replaced, a close match to the existing tyres should be fitted to the back axle. This is to ensure stability when driving,” Lett said.
So, you’ve purchased new tyres and now you’re unsure of how to fit them correctly
There’s a technique used by tyre specialists to fit tyres the right way to ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy. This is why it’s important to get tyres fitted into a vehicle by a professional. If a tyre is not fitted correctly, the tyre can become damaged or burst easily. “Tyres that aren’t fitted according to the marking on the sidewall mean that the driver won’t benefit from the special design of the tyre,” Lett added.
Steps to remove a tyre the correct way
Firstly, the car should not have any passengers and the engine should be turned off with the handbrake kept engaged. The wheel nuts on all four wheels can then be loosened (not removed yet) with a wheel wrench.
In the second step, the car is lifted using a hydraulic lift, to ensure that all four wheels are off the ground.
In the final step, the wheel nuts are removed to allow for each wheel to be removed.
Fitting new tyres at Branigans Tyres
Fitting one tyre takes about 30 minutes but this varies based on the services required. After every fitting of new tyres, the wheels need to be balanced. This also adds to the total time taken to complete the tyre fitting process.
Lett says, “Branigans Tyres makes use of advanced equipment which helps to make the removing and replacing of tyres quick and easy.” With over 15 years of experience in the tyre business, Branigans Tyres are trusted tyre specialists in the Gold Coast region, offering vehicle owners a wide choice from nearly new quality performance tyres from well-known brands at affordable wholesale prices.
Trust Branigans Tyres when it comes to finding the right tyres for your vehicles and fitting them correctly. There’s no better time than the present to get your tyres fitted by an expert. Save money and stay safe with Branigan’s monthly promotions.
Branigans Tyres has well-established workshops in Burleigh Heads and Southport in the Gold Coast region. Check out their full range of services or current featured promotions. Branigans award-winning affordable tyre subscriptions package starts at $7.97 and helps motorists budget for their ongoing tyre needs.
Vehicle owners are encouraged to drive in at their convenience as no pre-bookings or appointments are required. The branches are Burleigh Heads: (07) 5535 2660 situated at 13 Flagstone Drive or Southport: (07) 5591 8633 located at 1/277 Southport-Nerang Rd.
Written and Syndicated by YDMA News.