Commonly asked tyre questions
Updated: Aug 20, 2021
Here at Double D Tyres, we've heard it all. But there are a few questions that regularly pop up.
As tyre experts, we're keen to share our knowledge with you, so we've put together this article.
Here are our most commonly asked tyre questions:
1. Do I need to check my tyre pressure?
That, and why is tyre pressure important, are such common questions.
The short answer is, yes, you should definitely be checking your tyre pressure, particularly before embarking on a long drive.
Tyre pressure enhances your safety on the roads, as your tyres aren't performing at their peak if they are under-inflated. It also leads to the worsening of your vehicle's fuel efficiency and contributes to tyre problems such as uneven wear.
2. Is it possible to over-inflate my tyres?
Yes, it is. You should never inflate your tyres past the recommended number. You have many of the same issues as under-inflated tyres, plus the increased likeliness of your tyres bursting.
3. How can I tell if my tyres need replacing?
Many factors can indicate that it's time to replace your tyres. But one of the most significant is your tread. If your tread has worn to 1.6mm or less, you need to immediately replace your tyres as they are not just illegal (1.5mm is the minimum tread depth in Victoria), but highly unsafe.
Other indicators can include uneven wear, cracks and punctures. However, a professional tyre service may be able to repair your tyres. If you'd like professional advice, please call us on 1300 388 973 or contact us via our website.
4. How long will my tyres last?
How long your tyres will last varies on factors such as how often you use your vehicle and the terrain in which you drive. Tyres are built to endure a lot and to last, but they do not last forever. You should expect to replace your tyres after a minimum of five years; however, they may need to be replaced earlier if they get damaged.
Regular at-home and professional maintenance will increase tyre longevity.
5. Can I maintain my tyres at home?
Yes, we recommend that you maintain your tyres as best you can to increase their lifetime and safety. Also, the more familiar you are with your tyres through routine inspections, the more likely you are to notice something that needs professional attention. In these circumstances, replace the tyre in question with your spare and come see us for advice.
Although you can maintain your tyres at home, we do recommend that you get your tyres checked by professionals too as you may miss something an expert won't.
6. Should I retread or replace my tyres?
There are many advantages and disadvantages to retreading your tyres. Please read our article Retread Tyres vs New Tyres for a full explanation of both.
We hope this article has helped. Do you have any unanswered questions? Give our friendly team a call for expert advice! 1300 339 973. Or you can contact us via our website.