Tyres – improves safety and allows you to manoeuvre with ease
Good car tyres are essential and improves your driving experience. They are the first point in the braking system of your car and have the important role of keeping your car gripped to the road. Worn tyres take 10m longer to stop at 80kms an hour – the difference between a close call and a serious accident. Good tyres with the right amount of air have a cost-benefit too – you use less petrol.
Your local Midas can inspect, balance, rotate and align your tyres, so you get the most out of them safely. When your tyres need replacing, Midas can fit and balance the best ones for your vehicle and driving needs.
Fitting and balancing
Frequently asked questions
Q: How much air should I put in my tyres?
A: Don’t look at the sidewall of your tyre. The proper pressure is located on a decal on the driver’s doorjamb or under the fuel door. If you still aren’t sure, give your local Midas a call.
Q: Why is just one edge of my tyre smooth?
A: Too much or too little air pressure can cause uneven wearing of your tyre. Alignment, balancing and steering problems can cause uneven wear. If you still have questions, give your local Midas a call.
Q: My tyre has a leak. Can it be repaired?
A: Give your local Midas a call for a puncture repair. It must be less than 5mm, located on the tread (not the sidewall) and not overlapping a previous repair.
Q: How often should my tyres be rotated?
A: Most manufacturers recommend rotating tyres with every service. If you still aren’t sure, give Midas a call.
Q: What makes the tyre warning light turn on?
A: If the light is steady, you should have your tyre pressure checked. They may be over or under-inflated. If the light is flashing, you should have your TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) checked for faults. If you still aren’t sure, give your local Midas a call.
Q: How do I know when I need new tyres?
A: Look for uneven wear, cracking or bulging treads or sidewalls, anything poking into the tyre, loose tread or tread worn below the wear bars. If you still have questions, give your local Midas a call.