Finding the right tyres for your car can be difficult as there are lots of different brands & options. Such as what your using your tyres for, like driving cross country, in the city, or off road & so on.
Choosing the wrong tyre for your vehicle can severely compromise the performance of your car & in some cases the function and parts of the car. For example having the wrong size can cause friction, grinding and wheel deterioration.
We’re here to help you understand how to make the right decision.
We can do this by helping you identify the recommended fit for your vehicle. This information can be found in your owners manual or in some cases on your existing tyres if your still using the factor tyres that came with the car.
The sizing of your tyres will read something like P225/45R18 91Y. To most people this means nothing, but to us it reads something like this.
The combination of numbers & letters are the tire’s size measurements. The 91 is the load index, which lets you know much weight each tire can support. The Y is the speed rating, which indicates the tire’s maximum speed in relation to the load index.
If the tyre you have is an all season tyre, they will having speed ratings of S & T. This translates to the grip and mileage expectancy. Performance all season tyres have H & V speed ratings. These tyres tend to corner better than S & T speed ratings, but they may not last as long. ZR, W & Y speed rating tyres are typically seen on higher performance vehicles.
There are Winter Tyres which have a mountain and snowflake symbol but these are not common in Australia. But if your going to places that do snow in Australia then you should ask us about these.
For more information on what will and won’t work for your vehicle, visit your local tyre dealer.
Feel free to call us or drop in and see us today. We are here to help where we can.
Contact our Braddon or Mitchell workshop today
We can service, repair, and fit tyres to all makes, models & sizes. You can come to either of our two locations. We look forward to helping you get back on the road with a safe vehicle.