Taking Care Of Your Tyres

Taking Care Of Your Tyres

Tyre Pressure:

  • Only check tyre pressure when your tyres are cold.
  • Never deflate a hot tyre.
  • Under- or over-inflated tyres can lead to premature wear and irreversible carcass damage.
  • You should check your tyre pressure every two weeks. Under normal driving conditions, a tyre may lose as much as 0,3 bar of pressure in one month.
  • Always use a metal valve cap, as it will retain the air from a leaking valve core.

Tyre pressures vary from vehicle to vehicle. Consult your nearest Hi-Q outlet or vehicle specification booklet for correct pressure recommendations.

Warming-Up:

In the morning, first travel at a moderate speed for a few kilometres. This will allow your tyres to gradually rise to its optimal operating temperature and the full performance will come through.

Puncture Repair:

In the event of a puncture, call on your nearest Hi-Q outlet. One of our professionals will conduct a thorough safety inspection to determine whether the tyre can be repaired or not.

Tread Life:

Tyre tread wear depends on your driving style, the load, inflation pressures, wheel alignment and balancing, road surfaces and more. Outside temperature plays a significant role in tyre life span. At 15°C a tyre would see 100% of its life, but at 35°C it might only live 50% as long.

Interesting fact: During its lifetime, the average tyre may rotate up to 26 million times.

Parking:

The sidewall of your tyre is vulnerable to bumps, knocks and bruises from curbs and potholes. Watchful parking and avoiding potholes will reduce sidewall damage.

Wheel Alignment:

Over time normal driving conditions may drag down a vehicle’s steering and suspension, which could have an adverse effect on wheel alignment. Have your vehicle’s wheel alignment checked at least once a year, dependant upon the mileage you travel and the road surface conditions.

Wheel Balancing:

It is our recommendation that you check balancing every nine or ten thousand kilometres, depending on the road conditions, which you travel. Normal road travel can cause both wheel alignment and wheel balancing to go out of specification.