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The Small Car Spare Tyre Phenomenon

October 1, 2017

The spare tyre – it’s something that we hope to never have to use. In fact, many motorists are so adamant that they’ll never have to use it that many fail to properly maintain their spare. The average motorist will get a flat tyre once every 5 years, which has started to get manufacturers thinking […]

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Want to Keep Commuting by Car? Here’s How to Save Money

October 1, 2017

Many people use their cars to commute to work. Despite traffic, rising fuel costs and advice to ditch the car, there are plenty of reasons why people would still want or need to drive to work. Rather than go with the extreme advice of selling your car, here are a few tips that might actually […]

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Choosing the Right Tyres by Use

October 1, 2017

Tyres are one of the most important parts of any vehicle. This is because they are the only thing linking your vehicle to the road or surface you’re driving on. Tyres affect your comfort, braking, grip, handling and even your vehicle’s fuel economy, so it’s vital that you select the best possible tyre for your […]

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Feeling Flat: Fixing a Flat Tyre in the Middle of Nowhere

October 1, 2017

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could choose where we suffered a flat tyre? We’d be rolling up towards a service station or tyre shop and we’d suddenly notice that flat tyre…Perfect! Obviously the chances of this are about as slim as winning the lotto, so it’s a very real risk that we will all […]

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Environmental Recycling vs Fuel Burning

October 1, 2017

When we think of tyres, we picture them on our cars, but what happens at the end of a tyre’s life? The management of waste tyres is a serious responsibility. In Australia, tyres are required by law to be transported to a waste facility that can accept them. If not taken to a lawful place, […]

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Hydroplaning: Not as Fun as it Sounds

October 1, 2017

 During periods of rain, water can collect on the surface of the road and act as a layer between your tyres and road surface. As a result, your vehicle can lose traction, and this is what is referred to as aquaplaning or hydroplaning. Aquaplaning can be very dangerous, as you have no control over the […]

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Common Problems You Encounter When You Have A Flat  

October 1, 2017

We’ve all been there. For so long, we drive our cars thinking “it’ll never happen to me” until one day the inevitable happens – the dreaded flat tyre. In fact, it’s likely that you’ll find yourself having to change a tyre at the worst possible time (late for a job interview) and/or worst possible place […]

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Should Australia Have a Ban on Tyres Over 10 Years Old?

October 1, 2017

To many motorists, tyres are just necessary pieces of rubber to ensure you car can actually drive on the road. However, the importance of tyres and tyre condition cannot be stressed enough. A car’s tyres are the one and only thing that keep your car in contact with the road. They not only determine how […]

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Why choose Bridgestone tyres

October 1, 2017

There are all kinds of reasons why you might be calling the Mobile Tyre Shop for help. You may have run over a nail and popped a tyre. You may have had a run-in with an especially viscous pothole. However, there’s a pretty good chance that you have not been paying enough attention to your […]

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Alarming trend of worn tyres on our roads

October 1, 2017

A recent blowout from Melbourne’s Ring Road. As the holiday season approaches, an alarming trend has been noticed on Australian roads. Many drivers seem to be giving safety a back seat when it comes to maintaining their tyres. Travis Osborne, Managing Director of Melbourne business Mobile Tyre Shop, reports an alarming spike in the number […]

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How do I know when my tyres need replacing?

October 1, 2017

Australian Law provides that tyres must have a minimum of 1.6mm of tread across the full tread width although It is recommended that tyres be replaced when the tread depth gets to around 3mm. Most tyres have wear markers evenly spaced around their circumference. They usually look like small blocks in the tread. If the […]

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What does the writing on my tyres mean?

October 1, 2017

The markings on a tyre may look confusing but they are actually very important. Each marking provides a vital piece of information about the specification of each tyre. This includes information such as the maximum speed the tyre can safely sustain, the loads it can carry and the relevant safety standards. Width of tyre in […]

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Looking after your tyres

September 29, 2017

Looking after your tyres We recommend you check your tyres at lease every 2 weeks. Maintaining Correct Tyre Pressure. There are 3 main reasons why maintaining the right tyre pressure is important. The first is safety. Tyres that are under inflated can overheat; and over inflated can lead to poor vehicle handling on the road. […]

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