GT Auto Centre is able to provide competitively priced tyres for all makes of cars.
This is in recognition that the range of tyre types and brands available today can be quite bewildering. Our tyre experts are on hand to guide you through your tyre choices to make sure you get the right tyre for you and your car from the extensive range of brands we have in stock.
To help you, GT has developed some general information about tyre brands, characteristics of tyre tread patterns and tyre performance so you make the right choice of replacement tyre for your vehicle type and driving style.
Also, the law requires your vehicle to be fitted with the correct type and size of tyre for the vehicle type you are driving and for the purpose it is being used. There are also laws in place to govern all aspects of your tyre condition. Most important of these in Dubai is the age of the tyres, with a maximum of four years old and minimum tread depth.
How important are my car tyres for safety?
When you think that your tyres are the only point of contact your vehicle has with the road you can appreciate why it is vitally important that you select the right tyre type for the vehicle you are driving and for the purpose it is being used. We believe that you should check all tyres every few weeks for air pressure and general condition; don’t forget to check the spare tyre too. Tyres in good, roadworthy condition are important for your safety.
GT understands that when you have a problem with a tyre, you ned a quality service, value for money, expert advice, and the convenience of a local service. We are on hand to guide you through tyre choice to make sure you get the right tyre advice for your car.
What are the warning signs my tyres need checking?
- Deterioration of the tread, if it becomes smooth and shows the wear indicators, change your tyres.
- Degradation of inner and outer sides of the tyres: cracks, blisters and damage through scrapping the curb.
- Driving difficulty: deviation to the right or left.
If you notice any of these signs, do not take any risks and come to see us at GT Auto Centre for a free check-up.
Why do the RTA in Dubai fail tyres due to age?
The Dubai RTA have very clear rules on tyre age that mean tyres over four years old need to be changed. This is because the extreme summer heat of the Dubai roads has a detrimental effect on your tyre’s integrity, reliability and hence safety. When your car is used during the hot summer months the tyre’s become very soft, which increases the wear. Over these four years, the effect of getting hot & soft, and then cooling down makes causes this loss of tyre integrity.
How can I check the age of my tyres?
If you look at the Tyre wall there will be a series of numbers; as an example, 215/60R15. 215 is the width of the tyre in millimetres. 60 is the aspect ratio or tyre profile. R means it is radial construction. 20 is the diameter of the wheel rim in inches.
There is a further number such as “3218”; the 32 is Week 32, 18 is Year 18.