Here at Wanaka Auto Electrical & Mechanical we offer a large range of tyres for all cars, vans, 4×4 SUVs, motorbikes and light trucks, at competitive prices. If we don’t have what you need – we will get it for you! Some of the brands available at our store include Goodyear, Dunlop, Bluestreak, Kumho, Maxis, Maxtrek, Hifly, Toyo, Hankook, Linglong, Greenmax and more.
Having your vehicle fitted with a good set of tyres plays an important role in its safety and performance, and should not be underestimated.
What do tyres do?
In short they have four main functions:
- Supporting the weight of your car,
- Absorbing road shocks: the air or nitrogen in the tyres act as a spring and this dramatically increases your comfort,
- Transmitting traction and braking forces,
- Steering the vehicle.
Why is it so important?
Good tyres guarantee a safe and comfortable ride. Poor tyres can reduce the performance of your car, increase your stopping distance and raise the risk of skidding. Furthermore, under-inflated or worn tyres increase fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
What can you do to prevent damage?
Regularly check the pressure of your tyres. You can find the ideal pressure in your car’s manual. Always do this when the tyres are cold. Do this once a month and visit a specialist if you find something unusual, for example one tyre with significantly lower pressure. Under-inflated tyres will give you less control, can increase the braking distance and will wear much faster. Overinflated tyres are just as dangerous: they reduce grip, making braking is less stable, which can lead to dangerous situations.
If you want to learn more about the tyre safety we encourage you to visit the Tyre Safety website: http://tyresafety.org.nz/