Tyreright Recommends that you check the pressure of your tyres, including your spare, monthly and before any long journey, preferably when your tyres are cold. If they are hot, it is advisable to add 4-5 psi (0.3 bar) to the pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
Correct tyre pressure reduces the risk of losing control of your vehicle. It also protects your tyres from premature wear and irreversible damage to the internal construction. Tyre pressure can drop due to small perforations, the natural escape of air through the tyre's components or even from a decrease in ambient temperatures. So it is important to check it once a month, because:
- Low pressure increases the risk of damage to your tyres
- Excess pressure of 20% can reduce the life of your tyre by up to 10,000 kms
- Correct tyre pressure will even save fuel
The recommended tyre pressure can be found:
- In the User's Manual of your vehicle
- On the labels on the side door beside the driver's seat
- In the storage drawer near the driver's seat
- On the inside of the fuel flap
But NOT on the tyre. The inflation pressure shown on the tyre sidewall is only the maximum tyre inflation pressure.
Rotating your tyres is an important part of their maintenance, however it can be more complicated today than in the past. There are several things you need to know in order to select the appropriate rotation method for your vehicle.
- The tyre sizes on your vehicle, front and rear - more vehicles today have different sizes between the front and rear tyres as this helps the vehicle achieve specific performance characteristics that the manufacturer desires. If your front tyres are a different size to your rear tyres then you will not be able to rotate between these positions.
- Tread direction - some modern tyres have tread patterns that are designed to rotate in one direction only, which means that they cannot be swapped from the left to the right side of the car without removing the tyre from the wheel, a much more difficult and complex process.
- Spare tyre size - If your vehicle has a full size spare tyre then it is wise to include it in your tyre rotation system to ensure your tyres wear evenly and get full use. If, however, you have a space-saver spare this tyre should not be used in the rotation.
These considerations will help you select the best rotation method for your needs.
As always, if you're unsure of which tyre rotation method is the right one for you then please contact your local Tyreright tyre consultant to get the right advice.
If you'd like to be reminded of when to rotate your tyres, you can sign up for our simple reminder service here.
Buying tyres online can seem daunting and complicated, but it really isn't. Here's a simple guide to the quick 3 steps it takes to buy your tyres and book your fitting online.
Cart - Once you’ve found the right tyre for your needs, click the “Buy Now” or “Add to Cart” button. This will take you through to the cart page which allows you to review and edit your order. You can change the number of tyres you purchase, add a wheel alignment or use a promo code.
Step 2 – Select your preferred fitting location and time. Maybe close to work is more convenient, maybe close to home? Search by postcode or suburb name and pick the Tyreright store that suits you best. Then from the dropdown select the time that works best for you.
Step 3 – Confirmation and Payment. Check your details, enter your payment information and congratulations, you’ve just bought your tyres the right way! Buying online with confidence in the quality of product and service should always be this easy.
Don’t forget if you ever need a hand, you can always use our live chat feature or call us for the right advice.
In order to help make it easier to compare tyres across our entire range we have created a range of performance characteristics. These are used to indicate the differences between tyres at different price points so that you can make a more informed choice in selecting the right tyre for your needs.
We have defined 5 specific characteristics to indicate the relative aspects of a tyre’s suitability:
- Great Handling – this indicates that the tyre is engineered to deliver greater responsiveness and handling.
- Wet Conditions – a tyre with this characteristic will provide greater control in wet conditions.
- Comfort – Comfort is defined in two main ways, the first is in a smooth and comfortable ride and the second is through reduced road noise.
- Durable – this characteristic means the tyre is engineered to last longer due to an improved wear life.
- Fuel Economy – Low rolling resistance reduces friction on the road and improves overall vehicle efficiency which results in better fuel economy over the life of the tyre.
If a characteristic is assigned to a tyre then it will be highlighted. The other symbols remain visible but are not highlighted. All of the symbols have an additional hint that is visible when you hover your mouse over them, so that you can check what the symbols mean at any time.