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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Do I need new tyres? How to check your tyre tread

It’s all too easy to become complacent about the safety of your car, but the tread depth of your tyres is not something you want to ignore.

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What You Need to Know When Buying Tyres

What do I do when I need new tyres? First, take down some notes. Find out the size of the tyre and the brand. This is best done by looking at the numbers on the side of the tyre. Look for a group of three specific numbers, like 195/55R16, then check the brand, like Continental, […]

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Welcome to Eastern Tyres

We are proud to announce the opening of our new business venture, Eastern Tyre Centre, right next door to BM Tech Canterbury! Eastern Tyre centre is a BestDrive Continental Tyre Dealership, providing tyres to all makes and models. We chose Continental because they are the main tyre supplier for new BMW, Mercedes, Audi and VW vehicles. As a […]

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