European Car Specialists

European Car Specialists

AME Automotive have the knowledge and expertise to provide repairs, service and diagnostics on all European and Luxury vehicles including Alfa Romeo – Audi – BMW – Citroen – Ferrari – Fiat – Land Rover – Mercedes Benz – Mini Cooper – Peugeot – Lexus – Porsche – Volvo and many more In-house in our well-equipped European car service centre in Canning Vale, Perth

European Car Specialists Canning Vale

Should European vehicles be serviced by a European car specialist?

Designed and built with distinctive craftsmanship and finely tuned engines, European cars require a high level of specialised knowledge to service or maintain them to the standards they deserve. Euro and Luxury vehicles often have unique or cutting-edge technologies that require cutting edge expertise.

We are members of the Repco Auto-Tech training program – Australia’s leading provider of automotive technical training and information, so you can trust that AME Automotive are fully conversant with all modern vehicle servicing techniques. Through the Auto-Tech encyclopaedia and Smart Quote programs AME Automotive have fast access to the complete service schedules for all Luxury and Euro makes and models.

Our fully qualified, expert technicians know exactly how to provide care for all European and Luxury Vehicles, whether it be choosing the right quality parts or using European car specific software for diagnosis.

If you are looking for an Audi service, an experienced BMW mechanic or someone to help protect your Luxury investment with qualified European car expertise contact us or book a service today.

Is AME Automotive a European car service specialist?

Yes, AME Automotive have the expertise and technology needed to service and repair a full range of European and Luxury vehicles right here in Canning Vale, However, unlike dealer centres we don’t limit ourselves to servicing only luxury vehicles and charge you for the privilege, We can service anything from an old Holden through to even the newest of smart cars.

We are members of the Repco Auto-tech training programme – Australia’s leading aftermarket provider of automotive technical training and information. So, we are completely up to date with even the most modern vehicle servicing techniques and through the auto-tech encyclopaedia and smart-quote programs we have constant access to the latest service schedules for all luxury makes and models.

European car service costs

At AME Automotive, we understand that sometimes budgets are tight and so we are always happy to fully discuss if there are any options available to you, and to help you weigh up the balance between cost and quality without compromising your safety or using inferior parts. And we take the time to listen to your needs and explain our decisions to you fully, before any work is done, so that you can make informed decisions about the investment in your vehicle, its safety and the longevity of the work being performed.

To find out more about AMEAutomotive European car service and repairs call us today – or feel free to fill in our contact form with any questions you may have 9455 3225

Canning Vale’s Choice for GVM Upgrade Solutions

Canning Vale’s Choice for GVM Upgrade Solutions

If you carry loads for a living or if you’re packing up the 4×4 for an extended trip, don’t risk your vehicle becoming dangerous or illegal by exceeding the allocated gross vehicle mass (GVM).

What is Gross Vehicle Mass?

The GVM is the maximum legal weight a vehicle can weigh when fully loaded. Common items such as tools, tool boxes, cargo, bull bars, winches, tow bars, fuel, accessories, passengers, recovery gear and even the tow ball load applied by a boat or camper trailer all combine to add weight to your vehicle and decrease the available payload. Every vehicle on Australian roads has an official legally allocated GVM and Payload Capacity (how much weight a vehicle can carry in both passengers and cargo in the cab and tray bed). These limits cannot be exceeded.

GVM Upgrade Solutions

Why Upgrade Your GVM?

Without upgrading your GVM you may be driving a vehicle that doesn’t meet safety regulations, putting you and other road users at risk. Overall vehicle stability is greatly impacted when the GVM is exceed. Other reasons to upgrade your GVM:

  • To ensure specific improvements in the functioning of your vehicle such as its carrying capacity, handling and towing stability
  • Insurance companies may not honour payouts if the vehicle is found to be loaded beyond approved GVM
  • If you’re caught driving a vehicle loaded beyond its prescribed GVM, you could face serious fines.
  • Protect your business from claims for breaches of OH&S rules and employee negligence
  • If you regularly tow caravans, horse floats, camper and general trailers, or just need that extra load carrying capacity.
  • If you have a serious four-wheel drive fitted with bull bars, winches, recovery equipment, drawer systems and camping gear looking for compliance to the federal and state GVM laws

GVM Upgrade and Warranty

Upgrading your GVM will not affect your vehicle’s warranty. The team at AME Automotive will ensure the upgrade is certified by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport and fit a GVM upgrade compliance plate to your vehicle. The vehicle can then be registered with new increased GVM, ensuring it can be legally used in all states of Australia. For vehicles that have already been road registered, the vehicle is to be inspected by an authorised Automotive Engineer in that state and be issued with a compliance certificate.

Contact AME for Your GVM Upgrades in Perth

If you’re unsure about the GVM of your vehicle, if you think that you are running your vehicle over the legal weight limit, or if you know you need to upgrade your GVM, book your car into AME Automotive today Canning Vale’s mechanic and trusted GVM upgrades. We offer a full assessment service and then advise the best available options for your vehicle. Contact us today.

Winter Car Care Tips – Make Winter Driving Simple & Safe

Winter Car Care Tips – Make Winter Driving Simple & Safe

Winter can take its toll on your vehicle but being prepared will extend the life of all its components from tyre pressure to windscreen wipers. Here are our car care tips from our expert Canning Vale car mechanics that can prevent long-term damage. Does the winter affect your car?

Preparatory Check-Up

As always, when you bring your car in for a service please advise us at the counter of anything that does not seem right with the vehicle.  We find everyday drivers of the vehicles to have a “sixth sense” of what’s going on and most of the times what’s not right. Cars are prone to increased issues during adverse weather conditions, which is normally when we need them the most. Hence doing a basic check-up can ensure your car functions in tip top condition.

Tyres

Safety is key and this tip is super simple and could save you super money. Inside your driver’s door (or sometimes in your car manual) is the placard of how much air you should have in your tyres. Having the right tyre pressure is critical for safety.  Incorrect tyre pressures are the common cause of bad faults like blowouts (or even abnormal/faster wear). Checking tyre pressure is a must before any trip away and don’t forget your spare!

Lighting

One major hazard during winter driving is the sun sets earlier and in rain there is less natural light. Make sure that all your driving and exterior lights are in the best shape possible. If they are out, replace the bulb as soon as possible. The same goes if they are foggy or are yellow-looking, we can help with buffing them out to crystal clear again.

Windshield wipers

Wipers deserve a lot of attention. Unfortunately, we do not change them until they just are not keeping up with wiping the water from our screens. On your way in or at the counter inform us they are operating poorly, and we can sort it for your during the regular service.

Windshield wiper fluid

Our mechanics in Canning Vale will always top this up for you without asking.  You should use your washer fluid frequently to keep your windshield clean and with high visibility.  Sometimes this will mean in between services you will run out and must top this up under your bonnet.  If your passing by you can always ask our boys to do this for you for free.

Air Conditioning, Climate Control and Defroster

Everyone who lives in Perth knows this function is essential.  From getting rid of fog in Winter to a cool breeze in Summer.  Our Mechanics are highly trained in Air Conditioner issues.  Be sure to test your Air Conditioner functionality and if you need, we can investigate further.

For all the services related to the winter maintenance for your car, consult Car Mechanic in Canning Vale at AME Automotive at (08) 9455 3225 or visit or Car Repair Service Centre in Canning Vale, Perth. We firmly believe in a high level of customer satisfaction from a family business.

Summer is coming, what are the Symptoms of a Bad Air Conditioner Compressor?

Summer is coming, what are the Symptoms of a Bad Air Conditioner Compressor?

Summer is on its way. Now is the best time to check and repair your vehicle’s air conditioner compressor. Here is the techo talk! The Air Conditioner compressors function is to pressurise and distribute the refrigerant; any problem with it will affect the overall cooling and functioning of the car AC system. As the name suggests, the AC compressor’s function is to convert the low-pressure vapor refrigerant to high-pressure gas leading to its circulation, which under the high pressure and temperature releases cold air in return. The air coming out of the dashboard’s vent remains cool because of the refrigerant circulating throughout the car’s ac system. For the refrigerant to flow smoothly across the system and stay at high temperature and pressure, it is necessary for the air compressor to function well. Tech talks over!

Car Air Conditioner Maintenance

Even after waiting for a while if your car’s Air Conditioner is still releasing hot air instead of cold, we need to check for a fault in the compressor.

AME Auto will take proper care of your car Air Conditioner and look for any sign that tells us there is an issue. To maintain AC compressor, AME Auto will take notes regularly to keep the lubricant diffused throughout the system, keep the drive belts clean and properly fixed to manage your car’s Air Conditioning system.

Symptoms of a bad AC Compressor

Like every other part of your car, the compressor is also subjected to wear and tear with the Air Conditioners continuous usage. Once things get off track the Air Conditioner will start sending signals that will notify the driver a repair is required.

Here are 4 symptoms that will tell you that your Air Conditioner is not functioning well 

1) Strange Noises coming out of the Air Vents

It is time to look at the Air Conditioner when you hear strange noises coming out of the cars air vents. The Air Conditioning system is a complete set of various parts that are connected and each part has a function to perform. These noises will indicate that the car Air Conditioner needs to be looked at.

2) Unusually High Cabin Temperatures

The Australian Summer is hot! Nobody wants to wait until it’s too late. The first and foremost symptom that always tips us off is when you feel that hot air. AME Auto has the equipment in house to diagnose a faulty Air Conditioner and solve the hot air problem in your car.

3) Leaking Fluids

Another symptom that you can diagnose at home is fluid leakage. A worn-out bearing could be the cause which gradually leads to the Air Conditioners crucial malfunction.

When looking for signs AME Auto can check the refrigerant level running in the system and replace it on premise.

4) Stuck AC Compressor Clutch

Your cars AC compressor’s clutch is connected by a pulley to the engine. A broken clutch will not be able to transfer the power to the engine to the compressor. AME Auto can inspect the clutch and repair or replaced to ensure the proper functioning of the AC compressor.

If you want the job done right first time in Perth by mechanics that care, call AME Auto first.  Car Air Conditioner Repair in Canning Vale, AME Automotive is simply the best. Book in a service at your local Car Mechanic Canning Vale. AME Automotive is your one-stop solution for all Automotive Mechanical car needs. Be it a car repair, servicing, or maintenance, give AME Auto a call or contact us from our website.  We service all cars from our Canning Vale Mechanics department.  Our promise is you will receive real advice with fair transparent quotes. Book your service and receive AME Auto’s customer car with heavy discounts. AME Auto has 15 loan cars for your use.

Best Car Servicing Mechanics in Canning Vale, WA

Best Car Servicing Mechanics in Canning Vale, WA

Car Servicing Mechanics in Canning Vale

AME Automotive is the leading car servicing business in Perth. A family operated business with 30 years of experience servicing new, used, fleet and European vehicles.

AME Auto is a family operated business which has thrived on your referrals for over 30 years. Our focus is our customers experience and old-fashioned customer service.

AME Automotive take pride in delivering the greatest value to you. AME only have leading mechanics servicing your vehicle. AME Automotive continually invests in the latest equipment and our staff’s technical knowledge, so you can be assured that all vehicles are serviced with the highest expertise.

Canningvale Car Service

We understand how important it is for our customers to be informed at every step of the vehicle being serviced at AME Automotive. We offer all customers a free loan vehicle for the duration of servicing to make the experience simple. All vehicles serviced with AME are also be pampered with a wash, vacuum, and a scent to smell brand new.

AME Automotive only uses parts manufacturers recognised for quality and longevity.

AME Automotive can assist with maintenance plans for business and fleet customers specially designed to prevent against breakdowns. We can share our many years of experience in servicing business vehicles to avoid costly repairs and downtime. A vehicle not operating, costs money and our maintenance plan will keep your vehicle on the road, safe and extend the vehicles life.

AME Automotive has built a one stop shop for your vehicle!

Government checks, transmission service, safety point inspections, tyre rotation, wheel balancing, cooling system flush, electrical system check, roadside assistance, glass replacement, interior cleaning, denting, custom graphics, body kits, insurance claims, tuning and more.

All vehicle servicing is done under one roof with our highly trained mechanics focused on quality workmanship, advanced products, and modern techniques.

AME Automotive confidently offers a 12 month or 20,000kms on all repairs and servicing to our customers.

Signs Your Fuel Injectors Need Cleaning

Signs Your Fuel Injectors Need Cleaning

Keeping your car running properly requires preventative maintenance and regular servicing. No only should you perform routine services, such as changing the oil, along with other professional services to keep the engine running correctly, a vehicle’s fuel system is an important component that must also be maintained on a regular basis. At AME Automotive, we are the best car mechanics in Canning Vale, Perth and we specialise in professional car servicing and fuel system cleaning. Without regular maintenance, fuel injectors can develop faults or become clogged, read on for our guide to fuel injectors and the signs you should be aware of that indicate you are in a need of a fuel system service.

What Are Fuel Injectors?

Fuel injectors are an essential part of your car’s engine, delivering fuel at the right time to ensure clean and efficient combustion. Fuel injectors receive and spray petrol (or diesel) into the engine in the form of a high-pressure mist. Fuel injectors are controlled by the engine computer to ensure fuel is delivered at the right time, in the right amount and at the correct pressure, angle and spray pattern. There is one injector per cylinder that delivers fuel to the engine, so if you drive a 4-cylinder car you will have 4 fuel injectors.

Signs and Symptoms of Clogged or Faulty Fuel Injectors

Sometimes fuel injectors can develop faults which impact on their performance or cause breakdowns. This is often due to them becoming clogged with debris, although some mechanical and electrical issues can also affect them. The following signs indicate that a fuel system cleaning is needed:

Check Engine Warning Light – The most common sign of a bad fuel injector is the check engine warning light, which appears on the dashboard. While there are a few different reasons why a check engine light can illuminate, it will definitely switch on when the injector is not performing as it should, that is delivering too much or too little fuel.

Misfiring Engine – If the engine does not get enough fuel sprayed into it due to a clogged injector, then the engine will misfire as you drive. Your vehicle will struggle to accelerate or there will be a pause after you step on the accelerator pedal.

Rough Idle – If your car’s idle noise has changed and idling feels rough, the fuel injectors may not be delivering fuel as they should. While several faults can cause a rough idle noise, including a bad spark plug or a dirty air filter, blocked injectors are one of the most common reasons for this.

Engine Stalling – If your engine randomly stalls or cuts out without you doing anything to cause it, this could be due to a lack of fuel reaching the engine from the injectors. If too little fuel is reaching the combustion chamber, the engine will stall.

Poor Fuel Economy – A clogged, leaking or faulty fuel injector can lead to a significant drop in fuel economy. This is because the engine is not getting the right amount of fuel it needs for combustion, so it will place more demand on the injector to supply it with additional fuel. This results in poor fuel economy.

Maintaining Fuel Injectors

When a fuel system gets clogged, it affects the performance of your vehicle. Not only may you have issues with loss of power and stalling, but you may also notice your fuel costs increase and if left untreated, it can result in serious issues with your vehicle’s operation. The simplest way to clean and maintain fuel injectors is to book your vehicle in for a car service with a qualified car mechanic.

Ensure your vehicle can operate with efficiency by booking for a car service today. AME is Perth’s leading automotive service centre, specialising in log book servicing, fuel system cleaning and repairs, air-conditioning, tyre and wheel alignment. For the best car service Thornlie and Canning Vale locals trust, get in touch with AME today online or call us on (08) 9455 3225.

5 Common Signs Your Timing Belt Needs to Be Replaced

5 Common Signs Your Timing Belt Needs to Be Replaced

The timing belt is an internal engine component that rotates the engine’s cam and crankshaft, ensuring each cylinder fires at the appropriate time. Made from high-quality rubber with nylon-reinforced cords inside to extend the life of the belt, it is subject to incredible forces inside your motor and will eventually need to be replaced. Without a fully functioning timing belt, your engine will not run. AME Automotive are Canning Vale’s leading mechanics with expertise in engine repairs, tyres and wheel alignment, brakes and car servicing. Most car manufacturers have a predetermined recommendation on when you should replace the timing belt, but there are a few warning signals that a problem exists. If you experience one or more of the below symptoms, arrange a car service and have certified mechanic inspect the timing belt replace it if necessary.

Engine Makes a Ticking Noise

When the timing belt starts to wear out, it may create a ticking sound inside the motor. This ticking noise can also be a sign of low oil pressure within your engine or the engine not having the proper amount of lubrication, so check your oil and if the level is within a normal range, consult your mechanic to inspect your timing belt as soon as possible.

Engine Won’t Turn Over

If the timing belt has broken inside, the engine will not be able to turn over or ignite. When you turn the key, the starter motor may engage, but since the belt operates the crank and camshaft, it will not turn over. If the issue is due to the timing belt being broken, it may also result in other internal engine compartment damage.

Engine Misfires

A worn out timing belt might also impact the engine’s fire rate. The belt is attached to pulleys that drive the crank and camshaft, if the it was to slip away from the gears and fall onto the camshaft, one of the cylinders will open and close too soon. This may cause an engine misfire and means the belt should be replaced immediately. If left, it may result in permanent damage to the engine.

Rough Idling of the Engine

A timing belt is constructed with teeth that grip gears as they’re rotating various engine components. If these teeth become brittle, break or fall off, the belt will start to slip away from the gears which can lead to stalling of your engine. If you notice a loss of power and rough running conditions including, odd idling and a flashing check engine light, consult a qualified mechanic as soon as possible.

Decline in Oil Pressure and Oil Leaking

If the timing of the belt is failing, it can skip and break off pieces of the camshaft and some of these pieces might fall into the vehicle’s oil pan, resulting in the oil pressure to drop in the bottom of the engine. Oil may also leak from the timing belt cover if the cover comes loose or if the gasket between the engine block and timing cover wears out, is cracked or has been improperly installed and is pinched. Leaking oil from the timing belt cover commonly results in engine overheating and can prematurely wear the timing belt. If you notice any change in oil pressure or oil leaking from the front of the motor, there could be a problem that needs prompt attention.

The timing belt is an essential component in the proper functioning of your engine. Due to its importance and the immense force under which it operates, it is essential to replace your timing belt routinely as recommended by your vehicle’s user guide. Failure to maintain or replace your timing belt can result in catastrophic engine failure which can end up costing you thousands.

Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your vehicle running its best so book your vehicle in for a thorough car service at Canning Vale’s best automotive mechanics today. If you are concerned that your timing belt is failing, AME’s certified mechanics are able to fully inspect, diagnose and repair any issues ensuring your vehicle is safe for you and your family. Contact us online to make a car service appointment or call us (08) 9455 3225 to speak with one of our technicians.

Things to Consider When Buying New Tyres for Your Car

Things to Consider When Buying New Tyres for Your Car

Replacing car tyres is not usually high on the priority list for most people, however worn and damaged tyres can have a significant impact on the handling and safety of your car. Walking into a tyre showroom, you are faced with an endless amount of tyre types and brands at countless different price brackets. At AME Automotive, we stock a huge range of Kumho tyres in Canning Vale. We understand that to many car owners, all tyres look the same so it can be difficult to choose the right option. Read on for our things to consider to help you decide on the right tyres for your car, needs and budget.

Choose Tyres that Are Suitable for Your Make and Model

Not all tyres suit all cars, so it’s important to buy ones that are suitable for your exact vehicle. During the new model development stage, car manufacturers go to great lengths to select the best tyres to fit to their cars, ensuring the optimum blend of ride comfort, handling, braking, efficiency and wear rate. When it comes to replacing your tyres, the original tyres specified by the car manufacturer are generally best. This information can be found in the owner’s manual and while it won’t specify a particular brand of tyre, you could use the brand that was fitted when the car was new.

Trust Well Known Brands

When it comes to tyres there’s an abundance of options in size, performance and price. There are many brands on the market currently, some you may recognise and others you may not. The most recognised brands usually carry a higher price while those that are lesser known are typically cheaper, so which is better? Without being able to view the construction of a tyre it’s near impossible to determine anything about its performance, comfort, safety, or possible lifespan so you need to rely the reputation of tyre maker. With tyres from leading brands such as Kumho, you can be sure their experience, technology and after-care service will mean top notch tyres for your car. 

Should I Replace All 4 Tyres?

While you don’t necessarily need to buy four new tyres if only a couple are worn, you should try to buy in pairs so you won’t have issues with uneven wear or alignment problems. When replacing two tyres, it’s recommended that you put the new ones on the front of the car as this is where most of the braking, steering and handling happens. If you choose to replace only one tyre, make sure it matches the brand and specifications of the other tyres already fitted. It’s also important to keep in mind that different brands have different handling characteristics which is why the same brand is often recommended for all four tyres.

How Much Should I Pay for New Tyres?

When comparing tyre brands, you may notice a big price difference with budget options for under $100 to high end tyres costing upwards of $1000. As with many other things, paying more will usually give you a better product, with better grip and additional qualities such as lower noise levels at higher speeds. When deciding on how much to spend on replacement tyres, you should consider the requirements of your car, but also the amount and type of driving you do. If you only travel short distances within the city, then it may not be worth purchasing top end tyres. Whereas if you drive long distances or take road trips on country roads, it might be worth investing in a premium option that is guaranteed to perform and last. There are many mid-range tyres that provide a good balance of value and performance.

If you are after high quality yet affordable replacement tyres for your car, get in touch with the team at AME Automotive today. With a huge range of tyres at Perth’s best prices, visit our Canning Vale workshop today and let our experts help you select the right tyres and have them professionally fitted while you wait. Call us today on (08) 9455 3225 or enquire online now.

Should I Use a Local Mechanic or a Dealership for a Car Service?

Should I Use a Local Mechanic or a Dealership for a Car Service?

Most people think that if you really want to get great service and keep your new car warranty then you need to take your car back to the dealership. This is certainly not the case. While dealerships might be specially trained to deal with the make and model of your vehicle, in most cases there are at least a few automotive workshops close to your home that offer the same level of service and quality, but for a much lower price. At AME Automotive, we are the number one choice for a car service in Canning Vale and surrounds. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of using a dealership for your car service as well as the benefits of choosing a local mechanic so you can make be best choice for your vehicle.

Pros of Using a Dealership

  • Dealerships generally deal with only one specific brand of car do they will be the experts in the make and model of your car.
  • They have access to the electronic scan tools specific to the make of your vehicle.
  • They should be able to provide a loan car available if needed, however depending on how busy your dealership is, you might have to wait a few weeks before one actually becomes available.

Cons of Using a Dealership

  • Usually more expensive as they are larger and have more overhead costs.
  • Even a basic service can take a whole day. Normally you will need to drop your car off at 8am and pick it up at 5pm which means a whole day with your car off the road.
  • Dealerships are notorious for upsells. For example, additive companies provide the service advisers commissions for selling you flushes you don’t need.
  • Most dealerships will have transport, but they’re limited to times and destinations.
  • You will likely never talk to the mechanic who actually services your car. All of your dealings will be with a receptionist and service adviser, so all information relayed is second hand.

Will My Warranty Be Void if I Go to a Local Mechanic?

Dealerships like you to believe that your car must be returned to them for servicing in order to keep your warranty intact. However, this is not true at all, as long as a licensed repairer services your car according to your car’s logbook, your warranty will not be impacted.

What if I Was Offered ‘Fixed-price’ or ‘Free’ servicing from the Dealership When I Bought My Car?

While you may think this will save you money, dealerships need to make money from your ‘fixed’ or ‘free’ service packages so often standard items such as batteries, tyres, wheel alignments and other repairs aren’t included. They may also go above and beyond to upsell unnecessary additions, making you pay for products or services you don’t actually need.

The Advantages of Using a Local Mechanic for a Car Service

  • Affordability – Local workshops are usually smaller and have less overhead costs than dealerships. This can mean significantly lower prices for customers. Independent local garages can get original manufacturer parts for repairs and servicing, but they can also offer less expensive, alternative parts, or even rebuilt parts, that perform the same function at a fraction of the price.
  • Personalised Service – It can be easier to build a personal relationship with a local automotive workshop, since you speak directly with the mechanics. Local workshops work hard to build relationships with their customers to ensure you return to them for future servicing and repairs.
  • Location – independent workshops are often more conveniently located than dealerships. There may be a few automotive workshops close to your home which makes it easier to drop your car off and get home, especially if you need to leave your car for repairs.

If you are looking for the best local mechanic for a car service in Canning Vale or surrounding suburbs, the team at AME Automotive are Perth’s trusted family operated automotive business with over 30 years’ experience providing high quality car servicing combined with exceptional customer service to Perth locals. Get in touch with us today on (08) 9455 3225 to book in your car or contact us online now.

A Guide to Eco Tyres

A Guide to Eco Tyres

Tyres contribute to pollution in a number of ways, they produce an incredible amount of rubber dust which ends up in the air, in our lungs and in water supplies, and of the 48 million tyres that are disposed of in Australia each year, over 60% end up in landfill where they break down very slowly and can cause numerous health and environmental problems. Eco tyres are a greener alternative to regular tyres, offering reduced fuel consumption, and therefore, reducing the CO2 emissions generated by your car. At AME Automotive, we are Perth’s tyre specialists stocking a huge range of tyres from trusted brands at Perth’s best prices. Most of the world’s top tyre manufacturers offer a range of eco tyres for you to choose from, so if you are considering purchasing eco tyres, here’s what you need to know.

What Are Eco Tyres?

Eco tyres are environmentally friendly tyres that help to reduce your vehicle’s fuel consumption. A special silica compound in their tread reduces rolling resistance, which in turn reduces the amount of fuel needed to keep the car moving.

What is Rolling Resistance?

Fuel consumption is largely affected by the rolling resistance of a tyre, and this refers to how easily a tyre travels across a surface. As tyres travel, the movement creates friction. To overcome the friction, cars must output more power which consumes more fuel. The higher the rolling resistance, the more power a car needs to output. Green car tyres reduce the amount of friction produced by their movement. Their lower rolling resistance means that vehicles fitted with eco-friendly tyres don’t need to consume as much fuel in order to move.

How Do Eco Tyres Perform?

In years past, rolling resistance and vehicle performance were almost mutually exclusive, meaning tyres were either energy efficient with a low rolling resistance and often with bad grip and traction, or they provided good performance levels but wasted energy overcoming their high rolling resistance. With recent advances in the structural design of tyres and the composition of rubber compounds, current day eco tyres are both environmentally friendly and provide high performance.

How Much Do Eco Tyres Cost?

Luckily, eco-friendly fuel-saving tyres do not come with exorbitant costs that would negate the fuel savings in the first place. These days, eco tyres can be found for under $400 a set. However, determining what is good quality in this price bracket can be difficult so it is a good idea to seek the advice of your local specialist tyre centre. Try sticking to the major brands to ensure a high quality tyre.

What Properties Make Eco Tyres Environmentally-Friendly?

  • As a result of less fuel used, CO2 emissions are also reduced, and your car becomes greener.
  • With less wear on the tyre, durability and longevity is extended, meaning fewer trips to replace tyres and fewer tyres going into landfill.
  • Tyre manufacturers don’t have to produce as many tyres, saving materials and the energy needed to create the tyres.

These days, most tyre manufacturers offer tyres with fuel saving and ‘eco’ properties. While it’s tempting to go out and buy the first ones or the cheapest ones you see, it pays in the long run to know what goes into the tyres and what you can expect from them. AME Automotive is a Perth based family owned business that specialises in automobile mechanics including vehicle servicing, tyres and wheel alignment. If you are looking for high quality, affordable tyres and tyre specials in Perth, call our Canning Vale workshop today on (08) 9455 3225 or contact us online now.

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