admin January 22, 2021 No Comments

Did you know there are 3 different types of tyre tread patterns. Directional, asymmetrical and non directional. Directional mean they can only travel in one direction so once they are fitted if they need rotating they either have to stay on the same side of the vehicle or be turned on the rim. Asymmetrical means the tyre has an inside and an outside, these are marked on the tyre. The outside of the tyre must be fitted to the outside of the rim. These are the most common in sedan and SUV tyres. Once the tyre is fitted to the rim it can be fitted anywhere on the vehicle. Lastly, non directional, these can be fitted either way on the rim and anywhere on the vehicle. They can be helpful if you have issues with your wheel alignment and your tyres scrubbing as if caught in time the tyre can […]

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admin December 19, 2020 No Comments

Did you know valve caps don’t actually stop a tyre from losing air, they simply stop dust water and mud from getting into the valve and causing leaks.

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admin November 22, 2020 No Comments

Balance, rotate and align. Do you know the difference? A wheel balance should automatically be included with any new tyre purchase (unless it’s on a trailer, then it’s optional) To balance a wheel it’s put on a machine that spins it to find the heavy and light spots in the tyre and rim. Wheel weights (either stick on or bang on) are then added to balance the wheel. If your wheel balance is out you will notice a shudder through the steering wheel generally around 80km/h. Balance beads are another option commonly used in truck steer tyres and in some of the larger more aggressive 4WD tyres, these are small glass or ceramic beads that spin around inside the tyre and find the heavy/light spots in the tyre as it’s rotating on the vehicle. Rotation is rotating the position of the tyres on the vehicle (front to back/side to side) […]

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admin October 18, 2020 No Comments

Did you know… Alot of new vehicles don’t have a spare tyre. Some have what’s called a space saver, it’s smaller than the wheels on the vehicle, some have a deflated space saver and a compressor, and some only have a fluid to put in the tyre to try and keep it inflated until you get to help.

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admin September 24, 2020 No Comments

Did you know… some vehicles have TPMS, this mean Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. These are a sensor attached to the valve inside the tyre that reports to the vehicle computer and tells you each tyres pressure, usually alerting you if one drops.

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admin August 16, 2020 No Comments

Do you know how to read a tyre size? A standard metric car/4WD tyre size is something like 205/65R15 or 245/70R16. The 205 and the 245 are the width of the tread in mm. The 65 and 70 are a percentage of the width equaling the sidewall so 65% of 205mm is 133mm making the sidewall 133mm high and 70% of 245 being 171.5mm. Next the R is for radial. The last number is the diameter of the rim in inches, we’ll convert this to mm to work out the overall diameter of the tyre, 15″ is 381mm and 16″ is 406mm. So for the first size 205/65R15 we times the sidewall x 2 (for top and bottom) so 133mm x 2 = 266mm + the rim diameter so 266mm + 381mm = 647mm so your tyre is 205mm wide with an overall diameter (height) of 647mm. Back to the […]

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admin July 23, 2020 No Comments

Did you know… Lego is the worlds largest tyre manufacturer by number of units, making over 318 million tyres in 2011 followed by Bridgestone, Michelin then Goodyear.

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admin June 20, 2020 No Comments

Did you know… over 6.8 million tyres are made every day, that leaves ALOT of second hand tyres!

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admin May 16, 2020 No Comments

Did you know… recycled scrap/used tyres are made into all sorts of different products including roading, artificial turf and playground mats.

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admin April 18, 2020 No Comments

Did you know… the rubber car tyres are made from is originally white. Colour is added mostly for aesthetics.

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