Tyre Recycling: How It All Goes Around
When a healthy tyre cycle reaches its climax, a recycled tyre begins its journey. Therefore, regular tyre pressure checks will save a driver time and money by preventing premature tyre replacement.
Australian Tyre Recycler and owner of Branigans Tyres Southport, Chris Lett dissects and thoroughly explains Tyre Recycling and the necessary key points.
To boot, driving style, tyre design, the climate, road conditions, and how often the car is driven, all elongate the factor list. The driver is another consideration because tyres on wheels will last longer if a motorist nurtures them, just as one should with the rest of their vehicle.
Yet, when all else fails, one may wonder whether it is the right time to change tyres. It is important to look at the factors that impact the right timing for tyre replacements.
“Many drivers don’t rotate their tyres at all,” says Branigans Tyres founder Chris Lett. He adds that “they could save a substantial amount of money over time if they did.” “Wheel alignment and proper inflation is a quick and important fix,” adds Lett.
By maintaining wheels and aligning axles correctly, drivers can prevent premature tyre changes. Rear and front tyre rotation, depending on the tread pattern, goes a long way.
Lett adds that, “While the tyres are getting moved around, they can be thoroughly inspected for wear and damage and replaced if necessary. It’s also a good opportunity to get wheel balancing done”.
“A vehicle’s tyres should be rotated every 10,000km or so, and for those who drive a fair amount, that will probably coincide with their vehicle’s oil change and service,” adds Lett.
Furthermore, tyre experts advise drivers to inspect tyre tread because it remains important to remember that the legal limit for tyre tread is 1.6mm. Drivers may apply preventative maintenance of tyres by concentrating on vehicle handling while driving.
Therefore, tyre replacement is the driver’s responsibility, and it is best to replace vehicle tyres before crossing the legal limit for tread depth (1.6mm).
As soon as the tread depth falls below the legal limit, replacing tyres takes top priority.
Lett says, “unbalanced tyres speed up tyre tread wear and this is why tyre balancing is so important”.
Motorists should therefore remain mindful of the tread depth, pattern design, and rubber compound of the tread of a vehicle’s tyres, to continue safe driving during wet weather.
Lower tread depths, therefore, result in reduced braking performance on slick or snow-covered roads. Reduced tread depths later increase the risk of aquaplaning on wet roads.
To remain on the safe side, check tyres often, drive slower on icy or snowy roads, and plan to have your tyres replaced before they wear out. And like all things in life, tyres have a lifetime.
When planning to dispose of old tyres, one should remain mindful that dumping old tyres in landfills is illegal in many countries. Ask Branigan’s Tyres about their environmentally friendly option to recycle old tyres when investing in a new set.
Recycled tyres get another chance at life. Because cement plays a major role in scrap tyre recycling, its waste is converted into tyre-derived fuel for kilns in the cement-making process. This is because of its high energy content.
The steel and silica found in tyres are then used as subaltern raw materials in other industries. Tyre processors may also re-purpose tyre shreds into tyre-derived products. Shredding separates the steel and textile components, which can be reused singly.
After that, the rubber granules are used to create panels that serve as insulation and sealing for buildings.
Moreover, the elastic filler material on artificial grass sports fields is made from fine-particle granulate. Rubber powder, for example, can be used as a tarmac layer capable of noise absorption in the construction of roads. Get on the green side of road safety with a good-as-new pair of Branigans recycled tyres.
Branigans Tyres has well-established workshops in Burleigh Heads and Southport in the Gold Coast region. Checkout their full range of services or current featured promotions. Branigans award-winning affordable tyre subscriptions package starts at $7.97 and helps motorists budget for their ongoing tyre needs.
Vehicle owners are encouraged to drive in at their convenience as no pre-bookings or appointments are required. The branches are Burleigh Heads: (07) 5535 2660 situated at 13 Flagstone Drive or Southport: (07) 5591 8633 located at 1/277 Southport-Nerang Rd.
Written and syndicated by YDMA News.