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Richard's Tyrepower in Perth are very proud to say that we have been fitting cars and 4X4's with tyres in Perth since 1976. The blog portal is dedicated to share useful information about Tyres and Wheels. Have fun reading them!
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Do you know where to find Rotiform and OZ racing wheels in Perth?
Categories:  All  |  Wheels
There are scores of posts on the car forums, social media groups and message boards: Where can I buy Rotiform wheels? Where can I buy OZ Racing wheels?
Yes! We stock BBS, HRE and KMC wheels in Perth
Categories:  All  |  Wheels

In Perth, in fact the whole of Western Australia, it can be difficult to find stocks of wheels from the world’s leading brands. If you have a sports, exotic car or, perhaps, even your own personal race car, the right wheels are crucial in its presentation and performance. Not all wheels are created equal, and when only the highest engineering will do, finding something that matches up is vital.

What is on the inside?
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A tyre is made of many layers and processes, there are over 200 compounds in the making of a tyre.
UTAG - What do these markings mean?
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The UTQG ratings originated in America. By law, all SUV and Car tyres sold in America must have these ratings marked on the sidewall.

Although, there is no formally-recognised testing for tyres being sold in Australia or New Zealand, this system is as relevant in Australia & New Zealand as in any country. It gives Australian & New Zealand drivers an easy, self-assessing way to factually compare tyres.

How to know when your tyres are bald.
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Bald tyres are dangerous in many ways. Bald tyres increase the risk of a crash, especially in bad weather. Even on dry roads, bald tyres are more prone to tire failure and more easily punctured. Here you'll find out how to know when your tyres are bald.

One thing to look for when buying tyre.. low noise
Categories:  All  |  Tyres

Low tyre noise is essential when buying tyres and finding quiet tyres can be a challenge.
Since 2012, tyres sold in Europe must be labelled for three aspects that affect the tyres characteristics. One is fuel economy, two is wet weather drivability and most important on their roads is low noise levels.

Australian car import reforms 2018
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The Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 is being updated for the first time since 2000.
A lot has changed since then and these changes will bring the Act up to date and address the fact that cars today are different compared to 20 years ago.

April Classic Cars and Coffee - Sunday April 29
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A new month means another Classic Cars and Coffee event. As usual, Classic Cars and exotic cars owners and car enthusiasts come together for a coffee and talk all things unique, vintage and authentic cars. These events are great to bring the car community together for a coffee and only runs for two hours.

April School Holiday activities in Perth
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With kids on school holidays until the 29th of April, you’re probably looking for things to keep them occupied. Here are some great school holiday activities around Perth to keep the kids entertained.

Are your tyres ready for driving on wet winter roads?
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Driving on wet winter roads can cause your car to slip and slide, make sure you have your tyres treads checked for our up-coming winter roads.

Perth Caravan and Camping Show - Claremont Showgrounds - March 21st-25th 2018
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Starting today, the RAC Caravan and Camping show is back for another year, with over 300 caravans, 130 camper trailers and more!

Shannon Classic Car Show - Sunday March 18 2018
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This Sunday is the annual Shannon's Classic Car Show at Ascot Racecourse. More than 40 car clubs will be returning and more than 700 cars and assorted vehicles will be on show.

Classic cars and coffee - Sunday March 11
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Classic Cars and Coffee was created to bring enthusiasts of all interesting cars together at an easy-going motoring event.

What is your plans this long weekend?
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Another long weekend is upon us so we have compiled a list of things to do this Labour Day long weekend in Perth, in case you get stuck.

Low profile tyres
Categories:  All  |  Tyres

Low profile tyres will generally improve the vehicles steering response, handling characteristics and appearance.

How do I check my tyres air pressure?
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Check the air pressure in your car tyres at least once a month. Certain brands of tyres can leak air pressure over time, so if you are tardy with checking tyre pressures you may be driving your car around in an unsafe and un-roadworthy condition!

Air Bag Warning Light
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Ever wondered what those little illuminated signs on your dashboard mean? It’s your Air Bag Warning light.

Michelin TB 15 - E-marked versatile VHC road rally tyre
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Michelin have listened to the request by many enthusiastic drivers of older classic motor vehicles and revived production of their TB 15 race tyres.

History of the wheel through the ages
Categories:  All  |  Wheels

Did you know that the wheel was invented more than 5,000 years ago? It is uncertain exactly what culture invented the wheel, but it is believed to have been first used in the late Neolithic period (3500 B.C.) in ancient Mesopotamia primarily for spinning pottery.

Happy New Year from Richards Tyrepower!
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As we go into 2018, Richards Tyrepower heads into its’ 42nd year of providing tyres and wheels to the Perth motoring public and we look forward to providing you our services for years to come.

Christmas road trip tips
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As everyone prepares to head off for the Christmas break, we’ve compiled a list of tips to make sure you’re safe on the roads.

Tyre puncture: how to use a Space saver
Categories:  All  |  Tyres

Space saver tyres are specially constructed spare tyre and rim combinations provided by vehicle manufacturers as standard equipment in many vehicles. These spares are lighter and smaller than those which you normally see fitted to cars. Space saver tyres are generally recognisable by their unusual design (yellow rim) and compact size.

Puncture Repairs
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Do you have a tyre puncture? Richard’s Tyrepower stores will only repair your punctured tyre if it is safe to do so. Your safety is paramount to us, and the last thing you need is a flat tyre.

Perth 4WD and Adventure Show - November 10-12, 2017
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Come along to the Perth 4WD And Adventure show this weekend from the 10-12 of November, 9am-5pm at McCallum Park.

Why are tyres black?
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Everyone knows that tyres are typically black. Have you ever wondered why?
Live Lighter Bonjour Perth Festival 2017
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It’s that time of year again when Perth welcomes everything French, at an all new location of Market Square Park in Subiaco.

Tyre tread
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Extending the life of your tyres is as simple as regular checks and maintenance. As well as extending your tyre life, you’ll also save on fuel, enjoy better vehicle handling and keep you safe.
10 things to do with the kids these school holidays
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With only 4 days left of term 3, we’ve compiled our favourite activities to keep the kids busy and out of your hair this school holidays.

Battery Maintenance
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Regular testing and inspection will help to maximise battery life. A routine inspection at least once a month is recommended to maintain optimum performance.

Road Force Measurement
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A wheel is out of balance when one section is heavier than the others. By balancing the wheel it re-distributes the weight evenly around the tyre & wheel assembly. This adds to the vehicles safety and the length of the tyres life, but it is not always completely effective and you may still experience a wheel balance problem.
BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
Categories:  All  |  Tyres
The BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyre is an On-/Off-Road All-Terrain light truck tyre that meets the needs of Jeep and SUV drivers.
Benefits of wheel alignments
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A wheel alignment refers to an adjustment of your vehicle's suspension system. It's important to note that a wheel adjustment doesn't just adjust the tyres or the wheels themselves, it actually adjusts the specific angle of the wheels - which impacts how they make contact with and perform on the road.

Tyre Pressure Tips
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A key aspect to looking after your tyres, and ensuring you get the most life as possible out of them, is your tyre pressure.
Perth 4WD tracks you need to try
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One of the greatest things to do in Perth is 4 wheel driving and we are not short of tracks. Here are just a few of the Perth 4WD tracks you need to try.
Tyre rotation
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Front and rear tyres do different jobs so they usually wear at different rates. Regular tyre rotation is therefore needed to help even out any irregular wear patterns and ensure maximum tyre life.
Michelin Vintage Tyres
Categories:  All  |  Tyres

Michelin today offers a range of tyres for classic vehicles made between the late 1920s and the early 1980s.

Brake repairs
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Brakes are the single most important safety feature of your car. Although we all know this, sometimes we can let things slip. 
Entertaining kids on long road trips
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There is nothing more annoying then the constant "Are we there yet?" from the back seat on a family road trip so we've found a few ways to keep them quiet and help you make some log some serious kilometres in peace.

Preparing your car for winter.
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As winter sets in, we aren’t the only ones that feel the change in season. Just like their owners, vehicles tend to hate the cold weather to and they may be disgruntled to wake up on a Perth winter morning. Here are some things you can do to make it easier and ensure the health of not only your car, but your safety to.

New 2017 SUVs to look out for
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There are plenty of choices when it comes to choosing an SUV or 4x4 and depending on what you’re looking for in one, this can make it a hard decision. This year there will be even more selection.

Top reliable used car brands.
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Not all of us can afford a brand new car each time we upgrade, but here are the most popular and reliable used car brands for your next car.