Spring Tyre checks with Branigans
Spring has arrived, and it’s time to welcome the season of freshness with a fresh tyre check up that could potentially improve both the quality of tyres, as well as the on-road experience.
Australian tyre recycler and owner of Branigans Tyres, Chris Lett, wants Australian motorists to be ready this spring and undertake a tyre check. “It is important to reiterate tyre importance once again, to ensure regular tyre inspections,” says Lett. “As Australia moves into the spring season, road trips are planned and more cars are on the roads.It’s therefore, a good time to have a tyre check up to evaluate tyre performance and safety,” Lett adds.
“Tyre check ups consist of the following: tyre pressure, tyre condition and age, and tread depth,” says Lett. Each aspect of the checklist will be discussed further.
Tyre pressure: Utilise a tyre pressure gauge to ensure tyres are well inflated. After that, fill the tyres with the amount of air as required by the vehicle manufacturer. In terms of checking tyre pressure, remove the valve stem cap, press the gauge head evenly onto the valve stem, apply firmly so that the hissing sound stops. Then remove the gauge and read the pressure. Most importantly, always check tyres when they are cold, or usually after three hours if the vehicle has been driven. Do not bleed pressure from a hot tyre.
Tyre condition and age: Inspect the tyres for damage or conditions that would require a replacement. Inspect the treads and side walls for scrapes, cuts, punctures, bulges, bumps, cracks or wear and tear. “If there are any concerns about the appearance of the tyres or their performance, contact Branigans Tyres Southport or Burleigh Heads, where the tyre specialists will see to the faults and recommend an affordable replacement,” says Lett.
Assess the vehicle’s tyre tread depth to ensure tyre tread attains the adequate amount of traction on the roads. The tread depth in Australia of new tyres is 8.0mm, thus it is recommended that one require new tyres when the tread depth is 3.0mm. Attaining new tyres with more than the legal minimum tread depth (which is 1,6mm) provides great advantages in one’s cornering abilities, vehicle handling abilities and most imperative, one’s breaking abilities.
Once the tyre inspection has been completed, and faults are addressed, one can embark on a safe journey.
Branigans Tyres has well-established workshops in Burleigh Heads and Southport in the Gold Coast region. Checkout 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.