Tyre & Wheel Services

Rotation

Wheel Balancing

Wheel Alignment

Puncture Repairs

Rotation

Optimum Condition

Tyre rotation is an excellent way of ensuring that you keep your tyres in optimum condition, as it helps to even out the wear on all of your tyres.

We recommend that you rotate your tyres every 5,000-10,000km.

It is beneficial to rotate them even if there are no signs of wear as this will improve the economical cost per km.

Better Handling

The main benefit of a tyre rotation schedule is preventing uneven tyre wear.

It can also enhance balance, handling and traction (if one end of the car has significantly more wear then handling can become more unpredictable).

Regular Checks

Regularly rotating your tyres also gives our team a good opportunity to visually inspect them for damage, check their air pressure, have them rebalanced if you’re noticing any vibration, and check their tread depth.

To ensure the longevity of your tyres purchased from TTM, return to our store at 5,000kms to receive your free rotation & balance. Your program continues at 10,000kms with a rotate, balance and wheel alignment for $55 – and every 10,000kms thereafter.

Wheel Balancing

Every time a new tyre gets fitted to a wheel it must be rebalanced. If your vehicle has a shake through the steering wheel, the wheels might need to be rebalanced.

Our team will place your wheel on our Hunter Wheel Balancing Machine where the wheel is then spun by the machine for approximately 10 seconds to check if the wheel is balanced when it is rotating, like it would on a vehicle. This then gives a read out of how many and where the weights need to be placed to ensure that the wheel rotates evenly.

By ensuring your wheels are balanced correctly it will help to reduce the amount of vibration in your car and provide a smoother drive. Wheel balancing also contributes to extended tyre life, less wear on steer and suspension components and enhanced vehicle safety.

To ensure the longevity of your tyres purchased from TTM, return to our store at 5,000kms to receive your free rotation & balance. Your program continues at 10,000kms with a rotate, balance and wheel alignment for $55 – and every 10,000kms thereafter.

Wheel Alignment

Latest Technology

Wheel alignment is the adjustment of the vehicle’s suspension connecting to the vehicle’s wheels. Every vehicle has recommended alignment settings for optimal tyre wear and handling characteristic. 

TTM uses the latest technology in our workshops to provide our customers with the high quality Wheel Alignments – using the Hunter Wheel Alignment Technology for just $70!

Straight Steering

When your steering wheel is in the straight ahead position your front and back wheels should also be straight. If the wheels are as little as 1mm outside of manufacturer recommendations this may be enough to cause your tyres to wear prematurely.

Our expert Wheel Aligners will check and adjust your wheel alignment to keep your car steering straight and also prolong the life of your tyres.

Adjusting Angles

A wheel alignment is the adjustment of the angles of how the tyres make contact on the road. When it comes to making adjustments there are 3 contributing adjustments to be made, camber, toe and caster.

Not every vehicle has the ability to change every setting but every vehicle has toe adjustment at the front of the vehicle (this is adjustment on the steering arms).

Even if your car appears to be running well, we recommend having your wheel alignment checked every 10,000km for maximum tyre life. The three angles that are checked and adjusted if applicable are toe, caster and camber.

Toe

Positive toe, or toe in, is the front of the wheel pointing in towards the center of the vehicle. Negative toe, or toe out, is the front of the wheel pointing away from the center of the vehicle.

Caster

Caster is the movement of a wheel forwards or backwards. If wheels have uneven caster, then the wheel with the most caster will try and steer the vehicle away from that side causing a pulling effect.

Camber

Camber angle is the tilt of the front wheels, inwards or outwards this is noticeable when viewed from the front of the vehicle. If the top of the wheel is tilted out this is called positive camber. If the top of the wheel is tilted in this is called negative camber. Uneven camber angles tend to cause the vehicle to steer towards the side with more camber.

Puncture Repairs

Have you got a flat tyre? Let us help!

If you notice a flat tyre you will usually remove the punctured tyre and fit your spare.

*Instructions on how to remove the punctured tyre and fitting the spare can be found in your vehicle’s owner’s manual *

Punctures

A flat tyre is generally caused by a puncture which allows air to escape, thus causing the tyre to deflate.

Punctures are usually caused by sharp objects like small nails, screws, glass shards and other road debris.

A flat tyre can also be caused through a damaged sidewall or leaking valve.

Repair or Replace?

Our expert team will inspect your tyre and advise if it is repairable by assessing the size and angle of the puncture, along with the internal inspection, to see if a repair is possible.

If a tyre suffers from a major puncture to the tread, on the tyre sidewall or the shoulder it will be deemed unrepairable.

Australian Standard Procedures

We follow the Australian Standard for puncture repairs. The tyre must be removed from the rim to perform a correct puncture repair.

This allows for a complete inspection of the damage and ensures the plug used to repair the puncture bonds properly with the tyre casing to make it airtight. The repair is made from the inside out.

The process involves removing the flat tyre from the rim, completing an inspection of the internal components of the tyre, assessing and repairing the puncture before refitting it to the rim and balancing the tyre on the wheel.

It is then fitted to your vehicle and your spare placed back into storage.

If you have any questions regarding tyre repairs, please speak to one of our expert staff.