1) Rotating Tyres should be done every 8 – 10 000km – (RR to LF & LR to RF) – this facilitates evening out the wear on the tyres to get extended life out of them
2) DO NOT fit different makes of tyre to your vehicle unless its all 4 tyres ie stick to one make and size for all 4 tyres – This prevents having different diameters which may affect/confuse the vehicle braking modules, which in turn could affect vehicle performance.
3) Maintaining correct tyre pressures is critically important – for Safety and Fuel Efficiency
Correct air pressure in a tyre helps to distribute the weight of your vehicle evenly across the tyre’s tread pattern, so that the tyre – and the vehicle itself – is at its most stable, and is safe to drive and running at optimum fuel efficiency
Tyre under-inflation – is a leading cause of tyre failure.
This is because more friction is created if more of the tyre’s surface is touching the road. This friction can lead to overheating, premature wear and tear, tread separation, and – most alarmingly – total tyre blowouts!
The reduced tyre-road contact leads to shoulder wear and badly affects vehicle handling.
Never forget, under-inflation is a major cause of tyre blowouts!
Tyre Overinflation- reduces the cushioning power of your tyres.
They are then more susceptible to impact, penetrations and abrasions as well as reduced road-tyre contact. This negatively affects the handling characteristics of the vehicle and leads to excessive centre tread wear and
can lead to poor vehicle handling on the road.
Regularly checking and maintaining the correct tyre air pressure is absolutely paramount!