Summerstar Tyres, a premium quality tyre at a mid-range tyre price. Summer Star Tyres achieves premium performance in mixed weather conditions – wet and dry roads. With high speed driving, Summer Star tyres are exposed to coping with grip and bursting on dry roads and reduced breaking on wet roads. To establish this feature they make use of longer and deeper siping design with a higher constant number of biting edges.
Apollo Tyres has been in business since 1972, making this an established motor vehicle tyre brand. Apollo Tyres is one of the leading tyre manufacturing companies in India, with manufacturing plants in India and The Netherlands.
At some point in every person’s live, you will need to contact a tyre fitment centre to get quotes for the replacement of your tyres. This will lead you to the shocking reality of the number of tyre brands available for most cars.
Therefore, selecting the correct tyre for your car can become a confusing process… If you keep in mind, the tyre choice is influenced by price, usually the pull is to go for the cheapest tyre, without any consideration to whether a premium or budget tyre are worth their price.
We have received numerous questions regarding wheel alignment over the Festive Season and to answer these questions properly we need to start with a better understanding of wheel alignment.
An important fact to know is that while your wheels / tyres may bear the impact of your wheel alignment, wheel alignment is not only limited to you wheels and tyres; instead the alignment has more to do with the suspension of your motor car working properly. This process is called wheel alignment because you “bend” the castor and camber so that the wheels “align” correctly with the road, resulting in even tyre wear, the car driving straight if you leave the steering wheel.
Understanding this, we are now able to answer the following question:
When should I check my Wheel Alignment?
Check your wheel alignment based on your motor every 6 months or 10 000km. However, regardless of the recommendations, there are situations when the alignment should be checked.
After any Accident or Impact to your Car:
Even an insignificant accident like running into a curb or hitting a pothole can have an influence on your cars alignment. It does not even have to harm your motor car or vehicle to alter just one wheel far enough out of alignment to have a noticeable impact on fuel usage, tire wear and steering.
Before any long Trip:
Sustained high-speed driving magnifies the effect of misaligned tyres especially to tyre wear and fuel usage.
At least – Once a year!
Manufactures base their wheel alignment checks on the numbers of kilometres driven, it is regularly a good idea to check the wheel alignment at least once a year regardless of the kilometres driven. Daily bumps, and city driving can compound to a slight misalignment that will grow over time.
At Tip Top Tyres we have the right equipment to check and fix your wheel alignment. We sport a wide variety of Tyre brands, shocks and mags for you, making your visit to our dealership easy, fast and effective.
The rainy season is coming. While this is good news for the environment, it also presents new challenges for drivers with reduced tyre traction and visibility. Oil and grease collect on the roads during a dry season making the roads even more slippery and hazardous than during any other rainstorm.
The column below was published in the June issue of Drive Out magazine, page 76. The feature (written by Grant Spolander) highlights an ongoing problem within the tyre industry, where users are incorrectly specced with the wrong tyre for their vehicle and application. NOTE: If you’re an avid 4×4 enthusiast and regular off-road driver, you must fit an LT tyre! In Cooper’s case, this includes our AT3 (LT), S/T Maxx (LT) and STT PRO (LT).
WHY YOUR ALL-TERRAIN IS PROBABLY NOT AN OFF-ROAD TYRE
John drives a Ford Fiesta 2014 model that is sporting a new set of A-line flyer mags. On a rainy Monday evening he decides to take his family for dinner to celebrate his son’s birthday, with his wife and two daughters. The meal package for the family was R1000 together with the shopping they did for the kids, which cost them a little over R2000.