When they need car repairs in Perth, many drivers are looking to solve some type of mechanical or electrical issue. One of the most neglected areas of any car is the tyres, and they are vitally important to maintain adequate levels of grip and to keep us safe. Our tyres are the only point of contact with the road, and if we take care of them, they will take care of us. Let’s take a look at some tyre issues that you can have examined/fixed with your regular scheduled service.
1. A General Tyre Overview
The Australian Road Rules clearly state that the minimum legal tread depth is 1.5mm across the entire surface of the tyre. Recognising the tread depth is easy thanks to those rubber tread wear indicator bars that are set into the tyre surface. We need an adequate amount of tread to move water away from the tyre during wet weather. If a tyre is not inflated to the correct pressure as shown on your tyre pressure placard and in your owner’s manual, it will be less safe to drive on, and it may even increase your fuel use.