Why is my warranty not always covered?
Every tyre brand and size provides a tread-life warranty and it is based on the mileage estimate under normal driving conditions. Once the customer asks for the tyre to be repaired under the warranty, we send the tyre to the agency of the tyre brand to be examined and they will notify us if the driver did not follow proper maintenance for the tyres such as rotation, alignment and inflation, then the warranty claim can be denied. In addition using the car for racing purposes, or off-road or if the tyre is vandalised then this would void your warranty.
Is it better to put new tyres on the front or rear end of the car?
It is usually recommended to place the new tyres on the rear end of the car because that offers extra grip which allows more control and safety during turns and roundabouts, and with calm driving and not speeding a driver can always control the front end of the car.
Keep in mind though that for some cars the size of tyres differ between the front and rear end. In this case only the worn tyres will be replaced.
What is tyre rotation, and why is it important?
Tyre rotation is the process of moving the tyre from one wheel to another.
The pattern of rotating the tyres are:
- Five tyre rotation if the spare tire is in full size (full circle rotation for all tyres)
- Four tyre rotation:
- Front-to-Rear if the car has all the tyres with the same size.
- Side-to-Side if the car has different sized non-directional tyres.
How Do I Find the Correct Tyre Pressure for My Car?
You will usually find it on the right side on your car’s door, and if not then it will be written on the manual. Do keep in mind though that this PSI doesn’t consider any load therefore if you have any passengers with you or loads then add 5PSI to each tyre.
How can you learn what size your tyres are?
Next to the brand name of the tyre you will find a set of numbers and letters related to the size of the tyre. For example: Michelin 225/50 R17 94V
- 225 is the width in millimeters
- 50 is the aspect ratio
- R stands for radial construction
- 17 is the diameter of the wheel rim in inches.
- 94 is the load index
- V stands for speed index