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Tyre Rotation Advice

January 4, 2018 / 0 Comments / 36 / Blog

Rotating your tyres periodically can help to prevent uneven wear and prolong the lifespan of your tyres.

 

Rotating Tyres: Best Practise

When should you rotate your tyres? Generally speaking, it is recommended that you rotate the tyres on your vehicle once every six months, or 6,000 miles – whichever comes first.

To do so, each tyres need to be removed and refitted at a different position. This helps to ensure that each tyre wears evenly and lasts longer.

For each driving method, there is a correct way to rotate your tyres. You want to ensure that you rotate the tyres to the correct position for your vehicle.

 

Rotating Tyres on a Front Wheel Drive

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The two front tyres stay on the same of the car and are transferred to the rear. However, the rear tyres move forward and switch sides.

 

Rotating Tyres on a Rear Wheel Drive

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The two rear tyres stay on the same side of the car and are transferred to the front. However, the front tyres move backwards and switch sides.

 

Rotating Tyres on a Four Wheel Drive

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In this instance both sets of tyres swap sides and position. So the two front tyres move back and switch. At the same time the two rear tyres move forward and switch.

 

Rotating Directional Tyres

The above rules should not be followed if your tyres are ‘directional tyres’. The tread pattern on this variety tyre is designed specifically to work in a certain way in relation to its position on the vehicle – switching sides would be dangerous.

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The tyres change position, but do not switch. The two front tyres move back and the two rear tyres move forward – they stay on the same side of the car as before.

 

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What Does An Engine Oil Really Do?

May 5, 2017 / 0 Comments / 122 / Blog

Lubricants secure the functionality of the engine and are considered elements of construction in engine development. Your engine is a complex machine with hundreds of moving parts that operate under a wide range of temperatures and stressors. The oil you select needs to be equally capable of coping with these operating conditions to protect your engine against wear, corrosion, and the build-up of dirt and deposits.

Lubricants heavily influence:

  • Performance

  • Fuel consumption

  • Emissions

Lubricants are responsible for:

  • Wear protection

  • Engine cleanliness

  • Long engine life

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Source: Mobil 1 Malaysia

Tyre Balancing

May 5, 2017 / 0 Comments / 130 / Blog

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Distinct from tire alignment, tyre or wheel balancing refers to compensation for any weight imbalances in the tyre/wheel combination and is often performed in conjunction with wheel alignment. There are two basic types of tire/wheel imbalance that need correction – static (single plane) and dynamic (dual plane).

Static balance addresses balance on only one plane – vertical movement which can cause vibration. A dynamic imbalance, on the other hand, addresses balance in two planes – vertical movement and lateral movement. Both types of imbalance require the use of a special balancing machine to help even things out.

To begin balancing your tyres, a technician will mount them on the correct rims and adjust the pressure to optimal inflation. Then each tyre goes on the center bore of a balancing machine. The machine spins the tire at a high speed to measure the wheel/tyre combination imbalance. It signals how much weight the tech should add to balance out the tire and the areas where said weight is needed.

Tyre balancing is essential for proper tire care for the same reason as wheel alignment: prevention of premature tread wear. Having tyres aligned and balanced every 5,000 to 6,000 miles can help maximize their lifespan and overall performance.

If you need tyre balancing, kindly click here to find our HOOF centre that are nearby you.
Source: Bridgestone

What Is Tyre Alignment?

May 5, 2017 / 0 Comments / 123 / Blog

Tire alignment, also known as wheel alignment, can help your tires perform properly and help them last longer. It can also improve handling and keep your vehicle from pulling in one direction or vibrating strangely on the road.

Alignment refers to an adjustment of a vehicle’s suspension – the system that connects a vehicle to its wheels. It is not an adjustment of the tires or wheels themselves. The key to proper alignment is adjusting the angles of the tires which affects how they make contact with the road.

Alignment

If you’ve noticed one or more of these indicators, you should have your alignment checked by clicking here to find our HOOF centre that are nearby you.

  • Uneven tread wear
  • Vehicle pulling to the left or right
  • Your steering wheel is off center when driving straight
  • Steering wheel vibration

Source: Bridgestone

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