When & Why change your car Tyres?

It is important to get new tyres at least every five years. Dunlop tyres brand recommends that you have your tyres inspected at least once a year. Even if you don’t use your car often, your tyres still deteriorate with time.

Even if your car is standing and the tyres are rotated regularly, you should still replace the tyres every 10 years even if they don’t look worn.

The age of the tyre is based on when it was manufactured and not on when you purchased it. Even when tyres are stored and are not on a vehicle, they start deteriorating.

Replace smooth tyres

You should get new tyres when your tyre tread is below 1mm. Do not drive on tyres that are smooth. It is recommended by tyre brands such as Goodyear tyres and Avon tyres that you try and replace tyres when they reach 1.6mm tread depth or less.

Repair or replace punctured tyres

Depending on the extent of the puncture, you may be able to repair your car tyres in the event of a puncture. If the puncture is too extensive or cannot be repaired, you might want to look for new tyres instead. Look around for good tyre prices Dublin but remember that you should purchase a decent quality from a reliable supplier or it could cost you more in the long run.

Replace tyres that are worn irregularly

If your tyres are fitted incorrectly, inflated to the wrong level, wheels are poorly aligned or different sizes, you may experience irregular wear on the tread. When tyres are worn differently on the inside and outside, your vehicle may be unsafe. You need to replace your tyres as soon as possible.

Issues to check for

When it comes to car tyres there are a few issues you need to check often to decide if you need to replace your tyres. Check weekly if you use cheap tyres or budget tyres and bi-monthly if you use more expensive brands. Some people prefer to check their vehicles daily and that is great too. It is important to ensure your vehicle is safe to drive. Check the tread wear indicators, which are usually set at 1.6mm to determine if your tread is too low. If you do not have tread wear indicators, measure with a matchstick.

The tread should never be lower than 1mm. Look for uneven wear patterns and ensure the issues causing the wear problems are addressed before replacing or just after replacing the tyres to prevent re-occurrence. 

If there is a blister or a bulge in the sidewall you could have a blowout, so get this replaced urgently. Check for lacerations that may lead to tyre failure as well as any tread punctures that exceed 6mm. These require tyre replacement and not repair.

Do not choose from cheap tyres if you can afford more expensive tyres as cheap tyres will need to be replaced more often. If you are able to, look at purchasing run flat tyres which can prevent damage to your rims and allow you to get out of a dangerous predicament should you experience a puncture while driving.

Find a good tyre centre which does tyre fitting and is able to advise you on the quality and prices of the different brands as well as the recommended sizes for your vehicle.

Some of the brands available include Dunlop Tyres, Continental Tyres, Kumho tyres, Bridgestone tyres, Pirelli Tyres, Oponeo tyres, Hankook tyres, Michelin tyres and Goodyear tyres.

By having your tyre fitting done by N7 Autorepairs will assure you great service and good quality tyres to suit your budget.