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How To Tell If Your Tyres Need Replacing at Sunshine Toyota

Posted: 28/06/2018

For someone who knows very little about cars, knowing when to change your tyres can be a tricky one. Depending on the car, how much drive it and what type of road you drive on all plays a part in how often they need to be changed.

Here are some key things to look out for that might indicate that it’s time to book your car in to have new tyres at Sunshine Toyota.


The tread on a tyre provides the car with grip or traction so that your car stays on the road in unfavourable road conditions. Without tread, the tyre's ability to grip a wet road is severely limited, making it hard to stop, turn and accelerate. Legally, your tyres to have a minimum tread depth of 1.5mm. Although this is the minimum required, to keep you and your family safe, it is important to replace your tyres before they reach the minimum depth.

Simply put, if you have recently slid out when going around one of Kawana or Minyama’s roundabouts in wet conditions, it’s time for a new set of tyres.


Tyres need to be kept at the right pressure in order to function properly on the road. Under-inflated tyred can lead to shoulder damage to your tyres and over-inflated tyres can lead to internal tyre structure damage. Always best practice to check your tyre pressure every few weeks.

Other Indicators

Listen and look out for any other indicators just give your tyres a once over before you hop in. Have a look for any physical signs like-

  • Blisters
  • Bludges and
  • Patches

You may also feel a little difference in how your car handles on the road such as a vibrating steering wheel or it may feel like your car is veering to one side rather than driving straight.  It’s always good to pay attention to these indicators and book in to see a mechanic ASAP so the problem doesn’t get worse.

When ever in doubt if it is time to have your tyres replaces, take your car into one of our Sunshine Toyota Service Centres located in Currimundi and Sippy Downs to have your tyres checked properly by on our Toyota service technicians.

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