Does your car feel a little "funny" through the steering wheel? Does it vibrate, pull to one side, or are your tyres wearing too quickly or unevenly? These are signs that your car needs an alignment. A wheel alignment can help to sort out many handling issues, as once everything is properly aligned the tyres are more able to handle the day to day conditions of driving in the Sutherland Shire.
Your tyres and wheels are rotating at up to a couple of thousand times per kilometre, so making sure that they're perfectly in balance is an incredibly important part of what we do here at Tyre Centre Sutherland. Out of balance tyres can lead to vibration through the steering wheel or resonating through the whole car, as well as increasing tyre wear and being potentially unsafe.
If you've had a tyre puncture in Sutherland, the most important thing is to fix it by removing the punctured tyre and fitting your spare, making sure you're safely off the side of the road and out of danger. The critically important step is to repair or replace your punctured tyre as soon as possible, particularly if your spare tyre is a space saver or speed limited tyre. Whether a tyre is repairable will depend on where the puncture occurred. Punctures that are less than 5mm in diameter, and that are within the central 3/4 of the tread of the tyre are likely to be able to be repaired, but make sure you drop by with the punctured tyre and we can give you a professional appraisal.
The air we breathe (and the normal compressed air used to inflate tyres) contains 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen and 1% other gasses. Purified nitrogen has been used to inflate the tyres of racing cars, aircraft and heavy commercial vehicles for some time. However it is only relatively recently that it has come to use in normal passenger cars.More info