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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Want A Quiet Car? Choose Quiet Tyres

Humans are living, breathing contradictions. Look around. There are people with facemasks hanging from an ear so they can puff on a cigarette, those who order a salad from McDonalds, those who order strong decafs, and the special few who buy a Tesla and then fit it with cheap tyres. That’s akin to Usain Bolt […]

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Stage 4 Restrictions and Car Servicing

Eastern Tyre Centre will remain open for essential & critical repairs and breakdowns only

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Continental tyre takes out top place … again!

Since 2007, out of 513 tests carried out in Europe, they’ve won an extraordinary 422. That’s a whopping 82%.

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Run Flat Tyres: How do they work and are they worth it?

You may have heard the news that Michelin is working on designs for an airless tyre. The possibility of never having to change a flat is tantalising, but the concept is still several years away. Until then, we have run flat tyres. So, what are they and how do they work? You guessed it: run […]

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Driving in the Rain: 8 Tips to Keep You Safe

Driving in the rain is something we all have to deal with now and again. It’s unavoidable. It also requires a different style of driving to that suitable on dry roads and, considering we’re all hurtling around in big metal boxes, that style of driving is called cautious. “Always drive defensively,” you may remember your […]

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5 Reason Why Correct Tyre Pressure Matters

Tyres in poor condition are like parachutes with holes. Don’t use them! They’re a car’s connection to the road, a connection that amounts to a single palm print per tyre. Braking, accelerating, grip, cornering – all of these things can only be done safely with properly maintained tyres. Tyre pressure is a huge factor when […]

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How to Change a Tyre

There’s a sudden pop followed by a flapping sound, the steering becomes sluggish, and your heart sinks. A flat tyre is always deflating. Like most things, changing a tyre can be daunting if you don’t know how, but it really is simple. Follow our guide and you’ll be back on the road in no time. […]

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Wheel Alignment: What is it and how can it save you money on your tyres?

Correct wheel alignment is an important factor in the safety of your car. It also prolongs the life of your tyres and protects your wallet from unnecessary plundering. If you notice your car pulling to one side or feel a slight vibration through the steering wheel, it could mean your car is in need of […]

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Guide to what tyres are suitable for driving on snow and ice in Australia

There are 2 markings on a tyre sidewall that are relevant to driving on ice and snow, the general location is illustrated in the image above. These legal markings were introduced into EU tyre regulations in 2012. M+S has been used on all winter tyres since while the 3PMSF marking can only be used when […]

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