At Continental Dandenong we have a large range of Passenger Tyres, 4WD/SUV Tyres, Performance Tyres and Trade/Light Truck Tyres to suit all makes and models ranging from Continental Premium Range Tyres through to Mid Range and Budget Tyres to suit application and budget.
We also have a range of wheels and accessories to make your vehicle unique and individual to you!
At Continental, we like to pass on our knowledge to motorists so they can get the most out of their tyres in both driving performance and on-road safety.
Tyre Replacement Recommendations –
Is axle-wise tyre replacement the most cost effective method?
When replacement tyres are needed, it is preferable to change all 4 tyres at the same time to achieve the best performance potential from the tyres. This is also the recommendation of many notable vehicle manufacturers.
Continental recommends to rotate the wheels axle-wise at regular intervals. For example when changing from summer tyres to winter tyres or at mileage intervals of between 5000 km and 10000km.
Advantages of wheel rotation
Reduces uneven tyre wear and therefore prolongs tyre life.
Optimal performance characteristics throughout the life of the tyre.
Best possible safety as a result of equally, evenly worn tyres.
Replacement of 2 tyres
If the tread depths of the tyres mounted on one axle are sufficient, it is reasonable to change only 2 tyres due to cost reasons. The question is then, on which axle position should the new tyres be mounted?
Continental recommends mounting the new tyres on the rear axle* as this helps to increase driving stability in borderline situations like cornering on wet and/or slippery roads.
* If in doubt, refer to the relevant vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations
In order to achieve optimal driving characteristics, the same tread pattern design should be fitted on all wheel positions.
Maintaning Your Tyres –
The recommended tyre pressures for your vehicle will be found on the placard mounted on the vehicle e.g. behind the petrol filler cap or on the drivers door pillar.
Always check pressures when the tyres are cold, never adjust tyre pressures during or immediately following a journey. Low tyre pressures reduce the tyre’s performance and increase fuel consumption.
Check tyre pressures every two weeks and adjust when necessary. Always refit the valve cap.
It is important to visually check the condition of tyres on a regular basis.
Lumps and bulges may indicate that the tyre has been damaged internally. If there is any doubt as to the tyre condition then the tyre should be immediately removed from service until it has been checked by a suitably qualified tyre expert.
Any cut to the tyre, which is deep enough to reach the internal structure may render the tyre unsafe. It should be repaired or replaced.
Tyres deteriorate with age and if cracking or crazing is present it may indicate that the rubber has perished and the structural integrity cannot be assured.
The tread depth should be measured in the principle grooves. These are the grooves which contain “tread wear indicators”, which are raised sections in the base of the groove. They are usually 1.6mm to 2mm above the base of the groove.
Measure each groove depth across the tread width and in several places around the tyre circumference.
Tyre Terminology –
Our Service Area:
Dandenong, Cranbourne, Keysborough, Noble Park, Narre Warren,
Berwick, Rowville, Endeavour Hills, Hallam, Hampton Park Springvale,
And other Southern Suburbs