• Double-D Tyreright

Signs your truck tyres need servicing or replacing

Good, roadworthy tyres are an essential element of truck safety and efficiency. A driver of a truck bears a great responsibility on the roads, and as a truck or business owner, it's important to ensure that all of your trucks' tyres are up to par not only for the safety of your staff but for others too.

Many of our customer ask: how often should I replace my tyres?

Well, the rule of thumb is your tyres should be serviced every 10,000km and replaced every five years. However, it can depend on how often and how far the truck or vehicle travels, what kinds of roads are driven on, how hard the vehicle is on the tyres, and how worn your tyres get. Commercial trucks, vans and utes will usually cover much more mileage within a year than a standard household car, so it's best to know the signs that your tyres need servicing or replacing.

Look out for these signs, and if ever in doubt, give us a call on 1300 338 973.

Make it a habit to regularly check your tyre tread

Regularly checking your truck tyre's tread doesn't take long and can help you avoid an unwanted incident.

When checking your tyre's tread, look out for:

Pay attention to your tyre's tread. Uneven wear, shallow tread and large punctures can be sign of potential tyre failure.
  • Uneven wear: the presence of uneven wear can indicate problems with your tyres or with your truck or vehicle. The issues could be incorrect alignment or tyre pressure. For example, an over-inflated tyre may present wear through the middle of the tyre and not on the edges, and an under-inflated tyre's wear would be the opposite. Even wear across the tyres is ideal (as long as it isn't too worn).

  • Shallow tread: According to the Heavy Vehicle National Law, a tyre "must have a tread pattern at least 1.5mm deep." However, keep in mind that 1.5mm is the absolute minimum, anything lower is deemed unroadworthy.

  • Large punctures: large punctures in the tread can't be fixed. Therefore, your tyre will need replacing.

Other signs of potential tyre failure to look out for:

  • Any cracks, bulges or lacerations: cracks, blisters, bumps and other signs of wear that shouldn't be there can cause your tyre to blow out, or to fail.

  • A flat tyre: you should never drive on a flat tyre. Make sure to replace the flat with your spare tyre and see if you can get your tyre repaired or replaced.

If unsure, seek a professional opinion

Even if you haven't noticed any of the above signs of wear on your tyres, take note of how it feels when you drive. A bumpy ride could be from damaged tyres. Also, pay attention to unusual vibrations and take note if your tyres aren't being as responsive as you'd like when breaking.

If you are concerned about one tyre, it's best to replace it with your spare. If you are concerned about more than one, we recommend pulling over somewhere safe and calling a professional service, like us.

If you would like your tyres services or replaced, please contact us on 1300 119 246.

12 views0 comments

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. 


You can request a quote or make an enquiry below.



Fleet enquiries call Mathew Vacirca

0466 248 404 (BUSINESS HOURS ONLY)