Regular tyre examination is essential to safety and vehicle performance
All punctured or damaged tyres must be removed from the wheel for internal and external examination to ensure there is no hidden secondary damage which may later cause tyre failure. Puncture repairs must meet Australian standards.
Inspect tyres regularly, paying attention to:
Objects embedded in the tread
Remove all stones and other objects embedded in the tyre tread before driving.
Ensure tyres have adequate tread depth. If your tyres are worn to the tread-wear indicators (TWI), they must be replaced.
If there are bulges and cuts, have the tyre examined, as the damage may be more serious than it appears.
Note: Tyres showing wear on one side, or showing feathered edges to the tread pattern, are often indicative of mechanical maladjustment. The vehicle's steering, or suspension geometry may need to be checked, and the wheels aligned.