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Tyre maintenance

Your tyres are the only contact between the road and your vehicle and it is essential they are maintained appropriately.

Recommended tyre & RIM sizes & inflation pressures kPa (P.S.I.) cold

Tyre pressure

It is essential that your tyres are appropriately inflated as your vehicle will not steer, stop or respond in an emergency as expected if they are under-inflated.

It is best to check your tyre pressure when the tyres are cold.

Consider increasing your tyre pressure before embarking on long highway trips or when carrying or towing increased loads but consult your tyre dealer for the relevant advice.

Tyre tread

Ensure your tyre tread is more than 1.5mm, if not it is time to replace your tyres as any less tread and the tyres are unsafe.

Check your tyres regularly for uneven wear or bald spots. Irregular wear is unsafe and can result in issues with the suspension and steering.

Irregular wear can also be expensive as it wastes tyres and increases fuel consumption.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

The Road Safety Commission is a portfolio within WA Police Force. It reports to the Minister for Road Safety, Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA.