Every Tyre For Every Fleet

 

  1. All tyres slowly deflate over a period of time, therefore tyre pressures should be checked every 2-3 weeks.
  2. Tyre pressures should only be checked when the tyres are cold. Your vehicle's recommended tyre pressures are located on a placard usually on the inside edge of the driver’s door.
  3. Although the minimum amount of tread required for a car to be roadworthy is 1.6 mm, it's wise to replace tyres when they reach a tread depth of just 2mm, as wet-weather grip is diminished when there is only a small amount of tread.
  4. To check tread depth, put a match head into the tread groove, and if any part of the head shows above the grooves it’s time to replace the tyre. Tread depth cards are also available free from Jane Fleet.
  5. Regularly check tyres for wear, such as tears or bruises on sidewalls as well as embedded objects like nails or stones, as they may lead to a puncture.
  6. To keep water and dirt out of tyre valves, ensure that you replace missing tyre valve caps as soon as possible.
  7. And most importantly with all these checks...Don't forget the spare!
  8. Regular wheel balances ensure your tyres run smoothly on the road which helps to improve your vehicle's control, especially on wet roads.
  9. Wheel alignments and rotations maximise the life of your tyres by ensuring there is no uneven tyre wear.
  10. If possible, match the same tyre tread patterns on the same axle. Different brands grip differently which can cause handling problems if mismatched.

Jane Fleet are Australia's tyre experts. For more information on tyres and expert advice,
please do not hesitate to contact us.