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Directional Tyres – Installation & Replacement in Hamilton

What are directional tyres?

From a glance, all tyres look the same. However, there are many different types of car tyre. The most common car tyres are either asymmetrical, multi-directional or directional. If your car has directional tyres, the servicing and replacement process can be a bit more complicated. This is because they can only be rotated / interchanged vertically (i.e. from front to back) otherwise the tread pattern will rotate in the wrong direction when mounted on a wheel on the other side of the car.

Directional tyres can be identified by their arrow-like tread pattern. They will usually have a small arrow printed on the side, which tells the car’s owner which direction they are designed to rotate.

What’s the difference between asymmetrical and directional tyres?

 

Symptoms of directional tyres in need of replacement:

There are several common symptoms associated with worn or damaged tyres. These include:

  • Bulges on tyre – Eventually, the outer surface of the tyre will begin to wear. This can lead to bulges that extend outwards from the tyre.
  • Failed WOF due to low tread depth – Tread depth is the measurement of how deep the tread grooves are. The deeper they are, the more control you have over your car’s traction. If the tread depth is below, 1.5mm, you will fail your next Warrant of Fitness.
  • Car pulling to one side – A flat tire will cause your car to slide in the direction of the puncture, making it difficult to drive.
  • Wheel vibrations – A damaged or worn tyre can sometimes create vibrations while driving. This can also be caused by misaligned or unbalanced tyres.
  • Uneven tyre wear – A failing or incorrectly inflated tyre can will wear a lot more quickly than the others. This means that it will need to be replaced sooner.

Uneven tyre wear repairs in Hamilton

 

New directional tyres for your car in Hamilton

Is your car in need of new directional tyres? If so, we can help! At Grimmer Motors, our team of experienced mechanics can fit the right type of tyres for your vehicle, preventing you from having to guess what is right. A new set of directional tyres will allow your vehicle to drive more smoothly and safely, without bumps, vibrations or reduced traction.

For directional tyre replacement in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!

 

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