RACV recommends replacing tyres prior to the Tread wearing down to the Tread Depth Indicators. Once the tread has worn to this level, tyres are unroadworthy and must be changed. In the absence of tread depth indicators, the minimum legal tyre tread depth is 1.5mm.
Tread depth is measured from the base of the groove to the top of the tread, at the lowest (most worn) tread area of the tyre. Tyres may also need replacing if there are any cracks, impact damage and even some punctures.
Included in the standard mobile tyre service, wheel balancing is essential when any new tyres are fitted to ensure they rotate freely. This saves you fuel, tyre wear and makes for a more comfortable ride!
Wheels that are not balanced properly will cause your steering wheel to vibrate, giving you less control as a driver.
A wheel alignment involves using special machinery to adjust the angles of your vehicle's axles and wheels so that they point straight ahead in accordance with the manufacturer’s specification.
To the naked eye your wheels may look like they are pointing straight, but even the slightest amount of difference could be enough to cause uneven wear for your tyres. Driving onto the kerb, driving through a pothole, driving on unevenly surfaced roads - all of these things could be enough to cause your wheel alignment to be out.
All we need are the four size-identification numbers printed on the side of your tyres. Our simple guide shows you how to find these. We ask this information, as vehicles of the same make and model can have different size tyres. Providing these four numbers ensures the right tyre for your car. To finalise, simply select a booking location and time, pay online and we come to you!