Tyre Tips

Need new tyres, here is a guide to check your tyre size:

The size of a tyre is printed onto the side of the tyre/sidewall.
In the below example, each section breaks down as follows:
Check tyre size

Tyre Safety in 3 Easy Steps

More tread means more grip in the wet. It’s as simple as that. Check your tread depth regularly either with a dedicated tread gauge or using the built-in tread wear indicator on your tyres. The legal requirement is that the tread grooves retain a certain minimum depth, when measured at Tread Wear Indicator (TWI), located around the circumference of the tyre. In European countries for summer passenger tyres, the figure is 1.6 mm while in several countries for certain winter models the reference is 4 mm.

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Buying used or part worn tyres

Before you buy Part-Worn (used/secondhand) tyres or fit them to your car, please have the tyre checked properly.

Driving Tips in Wet Weather

Dunlop shows you why tread depth can be a sticky subject.

How to change a flat tyre

Learn how to change your flat tyre with some expert advice from the tyre experts, Dunlop.

Inch Up / Size Up / Conversions

This process replaces the original tyre fitment of the vehicle with a larger wheel and wider tyre and making sure the overall diameter remains the same.

Inflation Pressure recommendations for Recreational (4x4) vehicle

For 4×4 tyres that are frequently exposed to different conditions and extreme stresses, regular tyre checks are crucial.

Low Pressure

Not only will low pressure shorten the lifespan of tyres, but it could cause premature tyre failure due to excessive flexing on the sidewalls and generate unnaturally high internal heat that will break the side wall of the tyre.

New Tyres

Buy Local and support the South African Tyre Industry. Our local tyre manufacturing industry is under pressure.

Retreaded Tyres

Retread, also known as “recap,” or a “remold” is a re-manufacturing process for tyres that replace the tread on worn tyres.

Run Flat Tyres

Run-Flat technology is exactly as it sounds – it allows your car to keep on running after a puncture or sudden air loss. Even when the tyre is completely deflated, you can keep on going for at least 80 km at up to 80 km/h.

Smooth tyres

Worn tyres with a below regulatory tread depth could cause loss of traction and stability, which will prevent vehicles from responding to steering and road holding.

Space Saver Spare Wheel

The Space Saver or Temporary spare wheels can take a number of forms, ranging from narrow, brightly coloured ones to a more conventionally sized temporary wheels.

Taxi Tyre Safety Bands

A minibus, midibus or bus, operating in terms of an operating licence issued in accordance with the provisions of the NLTTA unless the steering wheels of such minibus, midibus or bus are fitted with an anti-burst stabilizer device.

Tyre Ageing

Tyre aging occurs as a result of the natural degradation (oxidation) of the rubber compounds over time.

Nuts and Studs

Missing, incorrect or mixed/different wheel bolts, nuts or studs on the same wheel could cause the wheel to vibrate loose and possibly come off the vehicle.

Tyre Maintenance

One of the last sights drivers want to see when they are getting ready to drive their vehicle is a flat tyre.

Tyre Puncture Repairs

It’s important to periodically check and carry out maintenance on your tyres. Find out here about rotation, balancing, tread wear and other key aspects of maintaining your tyres.

Tyre Regrooving

The National Road Regulation states that it is illegal for passenger, 4×4, bakkies and taxi type vehicles to be fitted with regrooved tyres.