Question about tyre and car? Get the answers here.
  How to choose a good tyre for my car?
  When should I check the tyre pressure ?
  Why should I rotate the tyre?
  What is tyre load rating?
  When should I change my tyre?
  When should I change my car absorbers?
  Why should I do wheel alignment?
  How do I know I need to do tyre balancing?
  When should I need to check my brake condition?
  When should I service my air conditioner?
  When should I change my car battery?
  When should I change my engine oil?
  When should I change the gear oil, automatic transmission fluid?
  Tyre Choice

If you are replacing tyres on your car, it is essential that they meet the minimum standards that are detailed on your Tyre Placard (see example below), which can be found in the glove compartment door, inside the driver's door sill or another accessible location.

When you do replace your tyres, you must ensure that the load carrying capacity is at least equal to, if not better than, the sizes shown on the placard.

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  Tyre Inflation Pressures
Check tyre pressure regularly, including the spare. Pressures should be checked cold, as there is an increase when the tyre has warmed up after being driven.

Never bleed pressures when the tyres are warm. It is dangerous to drive on under inflated tyres, as vehicle handling may be adversely effected, and excessive flexing and heat build-up may result in tyre failure.

The correct pressure for your car and its usage can be found on the tyre placard fixed to your car. Be careful to read the fine print. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend minimum pressure.

The Advantages of a more stable tyre pressure include better grip, increased fuel economy and tyre life.

You should inspect tyres regularly, paying attention to:

Objects embedded in the tread
Remove all stones and other objects embedded in the tyre tread before driving.

Tread wear
Ensure tyres have adequate tread depth. If your tyres are worn to the tread-wear indicators (TWI), they must be replaced.

Sidewall condition
If there are bulges and cuts, have the tyre examined by TAYARMART, as the damage may be more serious than it appears.

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  Tyre Rotation

Modern tyre tread patterns, and the introduction of many front-wheel drive cars, have increased the importance of regular tyre rotation. (Front-wheel drive considerably influences wear on both the driven front tyres and the rolling rear tyres.)

Rotation can:

  • Maximise overall tread life
  • Even-out front and rear wear patterns
  • Quieten tyre noise and lessen vibration.

To maintain the direction of rotation, move the tyres from front to rear. Depending on tyre wear, consider rotating your tyres every
5 - 10,000 km. Owners of vehicles with different sized front and rear tyres should consult our nearest TAYARMART Service Centre.

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  Tyre Load Rating

Any replacement tyre must have a load rating equal to or better than the rating of the original tyres fitted by the vehicle manufacturer. This information is available from the tyre placard fitted to vehicles made after January 1, 1973.

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  Lifespan of Tyre
The lifespan of a tyre is approximately 4 years from its manufacturing date. Due to different road conditions or driving patterns, tyres may be worn out at different rate. Bring your car to Tayarmart today and let us do a thorough check for you. Look for Tread Wear Indicator (TWI), if your tyre's tread is worn to TWI level, change your tyre immediately.

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  Car Absorbers

Absorbers play an important role maintaining the stability of the vehicle and help tyres to gain better road grip on the road.

Do a simple exercise to test the condition of your absorbers, press the front bonnet or boot, if the vehicle does not bounce back immediately or bouncing up & down more than twice, send your vehicle to us and let us examine.

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  Wheel Alignment
Proper & regular wheel alignment check is to ensure proper and even tyre wear. It is recommended to check your wheel alignment every 10,000Km or every 4 months.

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  Tyre Balancing
A balanced set of tyres will make your driving experience safer and more comfortable. Improper tyre balancing may harm other parts of your car such as absorbers, wheel bearing and engine mounting. When driving above 80 Km/h and your steering wheel is vibrating, quickly send your vehicle to the nearest TAYARMART for tyre-balancing examination.

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  Brake Condition

Brakes play an extremely important role in keeping a vehicle safe while on the road.

Malfunctioning brakes may cause harm or lost of lives. Frequent inspection of the braking system will protect your lives and your love ones. The most frequent and common maintenance are brake pads and brake shoes.

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There is no specific duration one should service the air-conditioner. However, we always recommend vehicle owners to at least service their air-conditioner once a year to keep their air-conditioner in good condition.

Imagine driving without your air-conditioner under the hot sun.

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  Car Battery

Always make sure your the battery water maintains at a proper level for optimum charging condition. The warranty of a new battery is commonly extended to One(1) year from the date of installation. Visit us today for variety of battery options.

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  Engine Oil

A common guide for Engine Oil change is as follows

Type of Engine Oil Interval of change Example of Engine Oil
Fully-Synthetic Engine Oil
Shell Helix Ultra, Mobil1
Semi-Synthetic Engine Oil
Shell Helix Plus
Regular Mineral Engine Oil
Shell Helix Standard

* Depending on your vehicle manufacturer, different vehicle may require different interval for engine oil change.

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  Gear Oil, Automatic Transmission Fluid

For manual-gear vehicles, it is recommended to change your gear-oil every 40,000km. For automatic transmission vehicle, it is recommended to change the transmission fluid every 20,000km and change the automatic transmission filter every 40,000km.

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