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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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admin March 20, 2020 No Comments

Did you know… each vehicle has a specific speed and load rating requirement for it’s tyres.  This information is provided on a tyre placard in the car, usually on the drivers door pillar.  Passenger tyres must have a minimum 180km/h speed rating and the load rating must be as high or higher than on the placard, your insurance can be void if this isn’t followed.  Don’t get caught out buying second hand tyres that won’t suit your vehicle.  See the pictures for examples of the tyre placard and see the load and speed rating charts to see what the letters and numbers mean.  Tyre placards can also tell you rim sizes, tyre sizes (some will have multiple choices) and recommended tyre pressures.

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admin February 19, 2020 No Comments

Did you know… the legal minimum tread depth for a car/4WD/truck tyre is 1.5mm, keep this in mind when purchasing second hand tyres to keep your vehicle roadworthy.

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admin January 26, 2020 No Comments

Did you know…. in the USA approximately 80% of all used/scrap tyres are recycled

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admin January 20, 2020 No Comments

Did you know there are 3 different types of tyre tread patterns. Directional meaning they can only travel in one direction (so once they are fitted if they need rotating they must either stay on the same side of the vehicle or be turned on the rim) Asymmetrical meaning they have an inside and an outside (this is marked on the tyre), so they must only be fitted one way on the rim but they can be fitted anywhere on the vehicle and rotated to any position. Lastly non directional, these can be fitted either way on the rim and any where on the vehicle. These can be helpful if you have trouble with your wheel alignment and tyres scrubbing as if you catch them in time you can flip the tyre on the rim before it becomes unroadworthy.

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