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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What Are The Real Benefits of Nitrogen in Tyres?

Myth or fact? The benefits of nitrogen in tyres has been hotly debated ever since the inert gas floated across from the high-performance arena and into the tyres of your everyday, commuter vehicle. Stable tyre pressure, better grip, better performance, increased fuel economy – it’s a lot for nitrogen to live up to but, as […]

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How to tell the age of a tyre

It’s good that you’ve found your way to this blog; it shows you care about a very important thing – the age of your tyres. Aside from the manner of your driving, tyres have the biggest impact on your safety when you’re on the road. And, yes, tyres do age, just like wine. Unlike wine, […]

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How to Read Tyre Size

So it’s time to buy a new set of tyres. You’ve read our blog on checking tread depth and realised your current set have served their time. But you notice something else. Someone has scrawled strange hieroglyphics on the sidewall of your tyres. Peering closer, you realise that, no, they’re not hieroglyphics – they’re familiar […]

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What PSI should your car tyres be?

It’s a question not enough people ask, and it’s probably because tyre pressure isn’t given the respect it truly deserves. It’s also an issue that can sneak up on you, like age. One morning you look in the mirror and there’s a drawn, haggard, slightly shocked sack of flesh staring back at you. When the […]

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Flat Tyre Repair at Eastern Tyres

It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s inconvenient and always seems to be raining. A flat tyre. The first thing you’ll need to do is swap it over for the spare (which is hopefully in good working order), and then pop in to see the team at Eastern Tyres to have the puncture […]

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5 Common Car Myths Busted

Cars are complex beasts which have evolved mightily in the past several decades. These two factors mean this area is ripe for misinformation and rumour. What once was accurate is now, thanks to the timeless march of technology, not so. Also, there are some beliefs that have never been true but have been kept on […]

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The Age-old Question: How Long Should Tyres Last?

It’s a common question and an understandable one, but the answer never satisfies. How long tyres last depends on several factors. It may be infuriating, but there’s no definitive number we can give. Generally, we advise that tyres should last around 40,000km, but that’s not a guarantee. So much of a tyre’s lifespan depends upon […]

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You’re probably not getting your engine oil changed often enough

You’ve probably heard it before, but it can’t be stressed enough: oil is the lifeblood of your car. Despite this, most car owners don’t pay it much mind; it’s just something to be checked at the usual 10,000km tune-up. Unfortunately, by the time 10,000km has swung round, your engine’s oil may no longer be doing […]

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