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

What You Should Know About Tyre Recycling
17 Mar 2022 - Tyres,Safety,Tips/Guides,FAQs
According to the Innovation for Sustainable Development Network, in 2011 it was estimated that 60 million used tyres could be found on South African soil – more tyres than people. With a recycling rate at the time as low as 4%, it was clear that this would impact the economy, cause further damage to the environment, and have an effect on public health.
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Vegan Tyres – Is There Such a Thing?
11 Mar 2022 - Tyres,FAQs
With the popularity of veganism on the rise, even in a country that makes the best shisanyama, we all know not to serve animal-based products to a vegan. But following a vegan lifestyle doesn’t stop at diet alone.
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How Does a Run-Flat Tyre Work?
3 Feb 2022 - Tyres,Safety,Tips/Guides,FAQs
Run-flat tyres are the only type of tyre that can keep you mobile regardless of the type of puncture you experience. Strengthened sidewalls allow you to drive for up to 80km at 80kmh once it starts to lose air.
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Automotive tyre technology lab
Curated News: Tyre Technology
25 Jan 2022 - Tyres,Safety,Tips/Guides,FAQs
With the rapid shift towards electric vehicles (EV) and few carbon emissions, Bridgestone is investing to make electric mobility more accessible and efficient for original equipment (OE) manufacturers, drivers, and fleets.
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New EU tyre label 2021
Your Guide to Understanding EU Tyre Labels
21 Nov 2021 - Tyres,Tips/Guides,FAQs
When you first purchase a new tyre, you may have noticed a label with a European Union emblem (a circle of twelve five-pointed golden stars on a blue field) affixed to the tyre.
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Man in suit examining tyre technology and innovation
Choosing Between Budget, Mid-range, and Premium Tyres
15 Nov 2021 - Tyres,Safety,Tips/Guides,FAQs
With such a wide range of tyre brands, makes, and models to choose from for anyone specific car, it’s understandable if you feel a little overwhelmed. The first question in most peoples’ minds usually has to do with price. “How much does it cost?” The second question then should be: “What type of quality is it?”
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Mechanic about to change a car tyre
Tyre Buying Guide – What You Should Know
26 Oct 2021 - Tyres,Safety,Tips/Guides,FAQs
With such a wide array of tyre brands, sizes, and types on the market that when it comes to replacing worn tyres, choosing the most suitable ones can seem like a chore.
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New Tyres
How Long Do Tyres Last?
16 Sep 2021 - Tyres,Safety,Tips/Guides,FAQs
No one wants to replace tyres more than necessary. Not only is it a big expense but it’s also an inconvenience, especially if you’re a busy person. Choosing a quality brand of tyre with longer tread life saves time and gives you more value for your money.
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Retread for truck tyre
A Guide to Retread Tyres
13 Sep 2021 - Tyres,Tips/Guides
Retread tyres (also known as recaps and remoulds) have had a bad reputation over the years, with stories of vehicles losing control due to treads separating from the body of the tyre. However, is this necessarily the fault of the retreaded tyre itself, or are there other factors involved?
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The Anatomy of a Passenger Tyre – What You’re Paying For in a Nutshell
9 Sep 2021 - Tyres,Tips/Guides,FAQs
Modern tyres are technological marvels. Rubber, both natural and synthetic, is of course by far the most used material, accounting for approximately half a tyre’s weight. But other materials used in the manufacture of tyres include carbon black, silica, oil, sulphur, and steel, to name a few.
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