Common causes of tyre damage and how to avoid them
What causes tyre damage? There is no short answer as a whole range of occurrences can cause expensive tyre damage. On the upside, tyres can last years when they are well maintained and cared for.
So, to help you avoid costly tyre damage, we’ve put together the following list of suggestions.
Driving habits can cause detrimental damage to a tyre. By slightly changing any potential bad driving habits that you may have, you could save yourself the cost of having to replace your tyres prematurely.
Bad driving habits that cause tyre damage include:
hitting curbs when parking
taking off too quick
taking corners too quickly
We also recommend taking particular care when driving on damaged or rough roads - potholes can cause considerable damage to your tyres and other essential parts of your vehicle.
Paying little attention to your tyres
We encourage all of our customers to make a habit out of regularly checking their tyres for signs of damage. If you do this often, you’re likely to notice if something is amiss in its early stages when a professional can fix it.
Look out for:
bulges, cracks or laceration
punctures/foreign object embedded in the sidewall
It’s important to check your tyre pressure regularly. We suggest monthly.
Driving on flat tyres will cause a lot of damage to your tyres. It’s also very unsafe, as is driving on overinflated tyres.
It’s best to inflate your tyres when they are cold. The best time to do that is in the morning after a short drive to your nearest petrol station.
Exposure to heat
We know it’s not always possible to avoid driving in the heat due to the extreme weather we sometimes experience in our hotter months, however, we do advise taking regular breaks to allow your tyres to cool.
Speeding also overheats tyres, so keep an eye on your odometer.
Get your tyres seen by a professional
If your tyres are damaged, you should have a professional take a look. Here at Double-D Tyres, we can assess the extent of damage and then recommend a repair or replacement.
Please contact us today on 1300 338 973