Car Service, Wheels & Tyres FAQ
Do you repair tyres?
Yes, if a tyre is repairable, Tyrepower Morley can repair it fully so it is as good as new. This depends on a number of factors, including the type of damage and the position of the damage in the tread area. For your own safety we will not repair tyres that are worn out or too old.
What do you mean by saying that a tyre is “too old”?
Every tyre has its “date of birth” marked on the sidewall on one side only. This is a four number code of which the first two numbers represent the week of the year and the second two numbers the year. For example, if the code was 2614, the tyre was manufactured in the 26th week of 2014. While there is no law that determines the maximum age of tyres, it is generally accepted that 10 years is the maximum. Many tyres have deteriorated significantly even after four or five years, so it is best to let a tyre professional advise you if you are unsure.
What are the main tyre maintenance factors?
There are three main factors which influence tyre wear. Correct tyre pressures are vital and should be checked at least once a month. Tyres should be rotated front to rear at fixed mileages. For front wheel drive cars, we recommend every 5,000 kms. For rear wheel drive and 4WD vehicles, we recommend every 10,000 kms. Finally, a wheel alignment should be considered every 10,000 kms if the tyres are showing signs of irregular wear and/or the car is ‘pulling’ left or right.
How long does it take to change a set of tyres?
It usually takes between 30 minutes and one hour to install a set of tyres, depending on the type and size of tyre. If a wheel alignment is required, it is safe to add about 30 minutes.
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