How long can I drive on a spare tyre?

We may not like it, but there comes a time in most drivers’ lives when the spare tyre has to be pulled out. All we can do is hope it’s not raining at the time, we’re not on the way to the most important meeting of our life, and the passenger isn’t in the full […]

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The Most Common Types of Tyre Damage (and Their Causes)

It’s difficult to overstate how much we rely on our tyres to keep us safe, but it’s important to remember that it’s not a one way street. Tyres also rely on us. As vigilant car owners, we need to be on the lookout for any issues that may compromise a tyre’s integrity. The tricky thing […]

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Do You Need a Wheel Alignment with New Tyres?

So you’ve got a set of brand new tyres. Now you want to know how best to look after them – for your hip pocket, the car’s performance and your safety. In answer to the above question, the answer is a firm ‘yes’. A wheel alignment is the first thing to be done every time […]

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Choosing a Spare Tyre? Read This First

Not everyone was a scout in their early years, but we could all benefit from being prepared. As a driver, having a spare tyre is essential; you never want to find yourself stranded by a flat, whether you’re in the city or on a dusty stretch of outback road. Having a roadworthy back up is […]

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Can I Use Cruise Control Safely In The Rain?

The internet has made available an entire world of easily-accessible information… and misinformation. Type into Google, ‘why you shouldn’t use cruise control in the rain’, and you’ll get a raft of different views. So, right now, for once and for all, we’re going to settle this issue with those things that no one seems to […]

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What Causes Uneven Tyre Wear and What Can You Do About It?

Next time you’re on your hands and knees, lovingly scrubbing your hubcaps to a high gloss, take the opportunity to inspect the tread. If you notice uneven tyre wear, get it checked as soon as you can. There are only four hand-print sized patches of rubber connecting you to the road at any given time, […]

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What Is Tyre Retreading & Is It Safe?

Let’s start with the second part of that question. No – tyre retreading is not safe for a passenger vehicle, and we’ll explain why in this blog. As we’ve long preached, good driving habits and appropriate maintenance are the keys to getting as much mileage out of tyres as possible. There will always come a […]

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Tyre Recycling in Australia: How Can You Help?

Tyres are a wonderful innovation without which our cars wouldn’t be going anywhere. However, they also pose a significant risk to the environment when not disposed of correctly, which is why proper tyre recycling in Australia is so important. As a BestDrive centre, we’re proud to be partnered with Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA), which works […]

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Can I Just Replace One Tyre?

You’ve got a damaged tyre and it’s not repairable. To avoid making a bad situation any worse, you wonder if it’s possible to replace just that tyre and not the other three too. Well, you might be in luck. ‘Might be’ is, of course, the crucial qualifier, as it’s not always possible to replace only […]

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All-Terrain Tyres: The Goldilocks Option

Think of tyres like footwear. You don’t wear thongs when running and you don’t wear dress shoes on a hike. The same logic applies to your car. The most appropriate tyres for you are determined by the type of driving you have planned. Unfortunately, changing a pair of shoes requires less effort and time than […]

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