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Learn About Your Car’s Tyres & Wheels

Useful articles about your car’s tyres and wheels, from tips, maintenance, safety, alignment, balancing, DIY, and more.

Nitrogen tyre filling system machine.
A What, Why, and How Guide to Nitrogen Tyres
29 Nov 2023 - Tyres,Safety,Tips/Guides
When it comes to maintaining optimal tyre performance and safety, many drivers are turning to nitrogen-filled tyres as an alternative to traditional air-filled ones. Nitrogen tyre inflation involves replacing the regular air inside the tyres with pure nitrogen gas.
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Smooth Ride: The Importance of Wheel Balancing for Your Vehicle
17 Nov 2023 - Tyres,Safety,Tips/Guides
When it comes to maintaining a smooth and comfortable ride, one crucial aspect that should not be overlooked is wheel balancing. Wheel balancing is the process of ensuring that the weight distribution around the wheel and tyre assembly is even. This balance is essential for a variety of reasons, including safety, tyre longevity, and overall driving experience.
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The Importance of Regular Safety Checks for Your Vehicle
6 Nov 2023 - Tyres,Safety,Tips/Guides
Regular safety checks for your vehicle are crucial to ensuring your safety and the safety of others on the road. By conducting routine inspections and maintenance, you can identify potential issues before they become major problems, reducing the risk of accidents and breakdowns.
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Close up of a wheel being balanced
Signs, Symptoms, & Causes of Wheel Imbalance
2 Oct 2023 - Tyres,Tips/Guides
Wheel balance is crucial for your vehicle to run smoothly, or you can experience a range of issues that not only impact the performance of your vehicle but also compromise your safety on the road. In this article, we will discuss the signs and symptoms of wheel imbalance, helping you identify and address this problem before it leads to more extensive damage.
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Speeding from the perspective inside the car looking out the windscreen.
Stopping Distance and the Role of Tyres
11 Sep 2023 - Tyres,Safety,Tips/Guides
It is the general belief that it is your brakes that will enable you to stop suddenly to avoid a crash. Not so, says mechanical engineer Jason Fenske, the smarts behind Engineering Explained.
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A Guide to Mag Wheels – Choosing & Maintenance
11 Aug 2023 - Tyres,Tips/Guides,Tips/Guides
Mag wheels, also known as alloy wheels, are a popular choice among car enthusiasts due to their lightweight and stylish design.
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Wheel Alignment Affects Your Vehicle's Performance
26 Jun 2023 - Tyres,Safety,Tips/Guides,FAQs
Wheel alignment is an adjustment of the suspension system that connects a vehicle to its wheels. It does not involve adjusting the wheels or tyres themselves.
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Get Creative with these Tyre Upcycling Ideas
5 Jun 2023 - Tyres,Tips/Guides
South Africa is running out of landfill space as ‘Day Zero’ looms closer and closer. To avoid a national crisis, citizens are encouraged to reduce their waste by recycling or upcycling what they would ordinarily throw away
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Tyre Design & Testing
27 May 2023 - Tyres,Safety,Tips/Guides
Tyres have come a long way since they were first invented, and testing and development is something that never stops. Once a tyre is developed, road testing allows tyre manufacturers to evaluate the tyre quality.
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Why Tread Patterns Matter
23 May 2023 - Tyres,Safety,Tips/Guides,Tips/Guides,Tips/Guides,Safety
Tyre tread patterns are critical to the performance and safety of a vehicle. They are a unique design, each enhancing a vehicle’s performance in specific ways and play a significant role in providing traction and handling in different driving conditions.
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