The type and brand of tyres on your car can have a huge affect on its driveability. No matter if you drive an SUV, 4WD, motorcycle or a truck, you need tyres you can trust. Wollongong has a variety of suppliers, fitters and repairers who can provide the full range of quality tyres for all types of driving situations. Depending on the type of vehicle you drive, you will have different needs. 4WD and SUV vehicles do not drive the same, so tread, width and durability are taken into account when fitting. Knowing the make and model of your car will make shopping around for the best tyre easier. If you drive a 4x4, you will need a tougher more durable tyre. Brands like Goodyear and Cooper Tires offer quality 4WD options that are more likely to perform when it comes to off-roading. High tensile construction and micro gauge siping increase strength, protection and load capacity, while enhancing wet and soft surface traction. 4WD tyres will also generally have higher braking performance ensuring a safer drive when you go into the outback. If you aren’t going off-road and sticking to the suburbs, your needs will be different, and as a result, you will need to get a different kind of tyre. SUV and suburban tyres are generally cheaper than their 4WD counterparts as they do not need to survive tough, off-road conditions. There is a massive range of on-road tyres available throughout Wollongong, and brands like
Bridgestone, Michelin and Goodyear offer high quality options for most vehicles. Each tyre has it’s own advantages and shopping around for what fits your needs is recommended. What if you ride a motorbike? Your tyre options are almost as large and as varied as the car range. Dunlop, Michelin and Black Adder offer on-road, off-road, sports touring and hypersport tyres with a collection of other variations available. The differences between on and off-road tyres are similar to cars, where dirt-road options offer a more versatile, tough tyre that will survive rough treatment. This is compared to the smoother more handling focused suburban tyre. Hypersport and sports touring tyres are suited mostly for on-road driving. Wollongong has a range of light-duty and commercial grade truck tyres available throughout the region. Contact your local truck tyre specialist for advice on the best model for you. Sometimes you may accidentally drive over a nail, or get a puncture in your tyre. Most suppliers will offer a puncture or repair service, getting you back on the road without needing to buy a replacement.Other services available include nitrogen inflation, offering longer lasting tyre pressure and increased tyre life. No matter what type of vehicle you drive, keeping your tyres in good condition is beneficial to you and your transport. A well-maintained tyre can increase fuel economy and reduce the risk of crashing from loss of traction. Contact your local supplier to get your vehicle fitted with the best tyre possible.