How to Tell When You Need New Tyres on Your Subaru Impreza Hatch

How to Tell When You Need New Tyres on Your Subaru Impreza Hatch
October 25, 2017 City Subaru

How to Tell When You Need New Tyres on Your Subaru Impreza Hatch

The Subaru Impreza hatchback is a popular model that has a history of reliable performance. However, even the most reliable vehicle still needs some attention to optimise performance and maximise safety. One of these tasks is changing your tyres. Tyres are an integral aspect of your vehicle’s performance and safe braking. So, here is an explanation of how to tell when your Impreza needs new tyres.

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Check the Tyre Tread Depth

The tyre tread depth is the best way to determine if a tyre is approaching the end of its lifespan. The tread is where you tyre connects to the surface of the road, and it provides your tyre with grip. The tread also pushes water from the tyre to create maximum connection to the road in wet weather. Unfortunately, all of this does create wear and tear. The friction of the tyre rolling on the road surface means that the tread burns away, reducing your vehicle’s grip on the road.

Vehicle and tyre manufacturers appreciate that checking tyre depth can be difficult, so a tread wear indicator has become standard. This TWI is indicated on the edge of your tyre to mark when your tread is approaching 1.5 millimetres. When the tyres on your Subaru Impreza hatch reaches this mark, it is time to buy some new tyres.

Check the Tyre Wear

The depth of tread is not the only indicator that you may need to invest in some new tyres.  The wear on your tyres can be a sign of a number of issues that could be affecting the performance of your Subaru Impreza hatch. If your tyres have been underinflated, the outside or shoulder of your tyre will show more wear than the central part of the tyre. However, if the centre of the tyre is showing more wear than the shoulder, the tyres are overinflated. Your tyre tread can also wear unevenly if your wheel alignment or tracking is not correct. While these issues can be easily remedied, if they are allowed to continue unchecked, you may need to replace your tyre prematurely.

Tyres are an important component of your vehicle safety. If your tyres have become worn, it will increase your stopping distances and could affect maneuverability, particularly in adverse weather conditions. So, you need to ensure that your tyres are in good condition and the performance of your Subaru Impreza hatchback is not compromised.

If you are interested in a Subaru Impreza for sale, Perth drivers should visit us. We have a wide choice of models including the new Subaru Impreza hatch. Our City Subaru sales team members are also available to answer any queries you may have, and we would be delighted to arrange your test drive. We can also assist you with vehicle finance options and competitive insurance packages.

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