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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

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

  • braking late

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:

  • uneven wear

  • bulges, cracks or laceration

  • flat tyre

  • punctures/foreign object embedded in the sidewall

Air pressure

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

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Ros Erickson

SBA Transport Pty Ltd

SBA Transport have been using Double D Truck Tyres as our sole tyre provider for in excess of seven years. During this time we have found the service they provide is second to none and the tyres are always of good quality and at a competitive price.

Nigel Schofield


Adtrans Truck Centre has been using the Boys at Double D Tyreright on Footscray for the last 4 years.  The tyres are well priced and the service calls are very prompt. We will continue to use them in the future.

Bill Logan

QUBE Logistics | Victoria

Qube Logistics (Vic) have had a long and ongoing  business relationship with DD tyres. We have always found them to be extremely professional and responsive in their service output and cost conscious in relation to their product range in all areas of tyres and wheels associated with our extensive heavy vehicle fleet. 


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