Tyre wear and tear is natural part of driving, unfortunately. Since most cars are front-engine cars, the front axle bears more weight than the rear axle. This means your front tyres wear quicker than your back tyres.
Rotating your tyres will help ensure even tread wear, allowing them to last longer. Rotation entails swopping the back and front tyres around first, and then swopping the left and right front tyres.
Depending on the type of car you drive, we typically recommend you do this every 10,000 km.
Tyres need looking after in order for them to last. One way to care for them is to check your car’s wheel alignment regularly – and not just when you feel a shudder or a shake.
When a wheel is not aligned, other wheels have to work harder to drag the misaligned wheel. This can cause a number of problems, like:
What can you do about it?Visit one of our wheel alignment centres, and a qualified alignment technician will make sure that all your wheels are correctly aligned to the road – and to each other.
This is done by checking and perfecting these three wheel alignment angles:
Regardless of how well or how little you drive, tyres do eventually wear down over time. It is unlikely that they’ll wear down evenly, and this can cause:
Despite advanced rubber compounds and manufacturing processes, even new tyres need to be balanced sometimes.
What can you do about it?
Get the best out of your tyres by making sure that they are all properly balanced. During wheel balancing, one of our technicians will:
Mount each tyre to its rim, and inflate it to the correct air pressure.
Fit a new valve stem.
Using a special machine, find the imbalance and determine its severity.
Balance the wheel by affixing wheel balancing weights to the rim.
Spin the wheel on the machine again to make sure it is correctly balanced.
Wheel balancing, wheel alignment & tyre rotation should be done every 10 000kms or once per annum. Visit your nearest Tiger Wheel & Tyre store today.