Frequently Asked Questions
+Where is Perth Motorsport Tyres located?
Perth Motorsport Tyres warehouse and fitting service is located at 7 Mead Street Kalamunda, Western Australia. Our mobile fitting truck is available at Barbagallo Raceway and various service parks across WA (by appointment).
+What do the different compounds mean?
Most motorsport tyres come in different compounds.
- Soft compound tyres will generally turn on quicker, but will also wear out sooner. Softer compound tyres are suited to sprints, hill climbs, wet weather and motorkhana.
- Medium compound tyres will give you more life than a soft, and should be used where multiple laps are required. Medium compound tyres are suited to sprints, track days, race meetings and tarmac rally.
- Hard compound tyres will generally provide a longer life span out of all compounds. It will take longer to come on, but will be consistent throughout its life. Hard compound tyres are suited to hot weather, endurance racing and tarmac rally.
+What pressure should I run my tyres at?
32 psi to 34 psi seem to be the optimum hot tyre pressures. Use this as a guide and adjust to suit your setup and driving style.
+How many heat cycles can I get out of a tyre?
The more the tyre heats up and cools down, the longer the tyre will take to come on. This is largely due to the fact that the tread depth is decreasing as the tyre ages. A tyre with a thicker tread will create better grip, which means the tyre will run hotter. Tyres with less tread will run cooler, and as a result with have less grip.
+How do I store my tyres?
Tyres should always be store in a cool, dark, dry room.
- Remove the tyres from the vehicle
- Store tyres on their side
- Store tyres in black plastic
- Don’t store in direct sun light
- Don’t apply any direct chemical treatment