Too many drivers are risking their lives and the lives of others by driving on worn out tyres. Not only is it dangerous, but it is illegal too. Worn out tyres cause your vehicle un-roadworthy to drive on road and this will cost you more than just a new set of tyres.
There are some things in life that are just not worthy to risk. Driving on worn tyres is one.
Don’t Put It off Any Longer
It doesn’t matter what type of car you drive, so we should not neglect tyres. Not even the best luxury cars are immune to the dangers of worn tyres.
In a recent study, it was found that around 40% of drivers don’t know about the legal tyre safety standards. This is deeply concerning considering the number of accidents that occur on Australian roads each year.
If you are not sure about the condition of your tyres, get them checked by your local mechanics in Canning Vale, perth immediately.
What Are the Signs?
Driving on worn out or bald tyres is a hazard waiting to happen. If you notice anything different about your car’s handling, this is a sure sign of tyre wear. There are many signs to look out for when it comes to tyre wear and tear.
In Australia, tyre tread depth for most passenger vehicles is 8.0mm. If your tread depth is anywhere between 1.5mm-1.6mm then your car is unroadworthy. A simple way to check tread depth is to put a 20-cent coin in the tread groove. Insert the Queen side upside down into the groove. If all the head is visible it is time to purchase new tyres.
Many motorists are oblivious to worn out tyres when it comes to steering control. Tyres that under-inflated or worn out place your car’s steering under immense pressure. Under-inflation and uneven wear are the two major causes of problems with steering. If you notice that your car has an issue with its steering, you might need to inflate your tyres.
Braking becomes a real hazard when tyres are worn out. If you notice that you take longer to completely stop when you brake, this is a major issue. In wet conditions, it could be catastrophic. Bald tyres, even on dry surfaces, require a greater braking distance. The loss of tread means there is less tyre grip between your car and the road. When you have to brake suddenly, the extra pressure on the tyre can result in a loss of control.
AME Automotive your leading mechanics and Kumho Tyres Platinum Dealer in Canning Vale, Perth. With extensive knowledge and professional servicing, you’re guaranteed to find the right tyre. If you need new tyres, ask about our range of Kumho performance tyres. It is an investment in the safety and longevity of your car.