When you are driving, it’s fair to say that the only wheels you are thinking about in the moment are the four ones that are helping you to move smoothly! However, anyone who has been behind the wheel knows that anything can happen at any time, and that includes any number of accidents or mishaps that can result in the tearing or puncturing of one of your tyres. If your wheels aren’t road safe, then you can’t drive, it’s as simple as that!
Here at BestDrive, our biggest and best recommendation is to always have a spare tyre on hand for any unforeseen circumstances. To help get the point across, here are just some of the many reasons why it is important to keep a spare tyre.
- The most obvious reason is that you can never be sure where you are going to break down and need one! If you are driving cross country and catch a large puncture miles away from the nearest available help, you are going to need that spare tyre to get you back on the road and going again.
- Don’t make the mistake of thinking that having a puncture kit in your car is a suitable substitute for a spare tyre, because you can’t always guarantee that the damage caused is small scale enough to be fixed by a puncture kit. There are so many more things that can happen to a tyre on the road than a simple, fixable puncture.
- Depending on what country you might choose to travel to with your car, in some places it is actually illegal to drive on the public roads without the presence of a spare tyre. We know that this point might not necessarily be applicable to Australia, but it’s still worth knowing the having a spare tyre is a legal requirement in some places. That is testament to how important some governments think they are when it comes to road safety and sensible driving practises!
Remember too, manufacturers are no longer required to provide a spare tyre so it is something you have to buy yourself. And of course, if you do carry a spare tyre, it must be legal and roadworthy.
If you need some new spare tyres in Oxenford, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. A member of the trained team will be more than happy to talk you through our range and match your vehicle with the tyre that best fits your needs. We look forward to hearing from you and making you safer on the road. Give BestDrive Helensvale a call today.