Questions upon questions often arise when it comes to the topic of a tyre change. The correct procedure for a tyre change including balancing and changing valves is an essential part of a workshop's skill set. Find out what causes a steering wheel to wobble, when tyre changes are necessary and why your car tyre loses air here in our FAQs!
As soon as temperatures drop, summer tyres do not perform as well as during warmer climate. The same applies to winter tyres when temperatures rise during the summer months. This causes a significant increase in the risk of accidents for drivers and fellow road users. Consequently, most drivers should have their car undergo a tyre change at least twice a year! But did you know that there is a clear difference between the terms "wheel change" and "tyre change"? Whereas a workshop carries out a complete change of the tyre and rim when changing a wheel, a tyre change involves removing the rubber from the steel or aluminium rim. At the same time, the valve and, if necessary, the pre-existing tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) are replaced. Whenever a tyre is changed, possible imbalances need to be checked, and, if necessary, corrected with counterweights before the entyre wheel is fitted to the vehicle.