Your tyres are probably the most important item on your car along with your brakes. They have to perform under ALL conditions. There are a number of things which help keep our tyres performing at their best, such as :
- Correct tyre pressure
- Suspension in good condition
- Wheel Alignment set correctly
Tyre pressures are often left unchecked and a tyre that is run under- inflated will not only give poor performance but will also wear out a lot quicker. One thing that is now available for all cars is the use of Nitrogen in the tyres. Used for years by aircraft & racing cars, Nitrogen keeps tyres at an even pressure. We can fill your tyres with Nitrogen and it is very affordable.
Keeping your car’s wheel alignment within manufacturer’s specifications is also very important to tyre wear and smooth driving. Symptoms of poor wheel alignment are:
- steering wheel not straight
- car wants to “pull” to one side
- steering appears “heavy”
If you think your car is suffering from any or all these it’s probably a good idea to get the tyres, suspension and wheel alignment checked. We have the latest computerised wheel aligning equipment at Balgowlah Automotive to check everything for you. Of course, when we have your car in for a service we assess it all for you.
The message is clear, don’t muck around with your tyres, they are what connect you to the road!