Tyre Advice

17 September 2018

Tyre Inflation Pressures

Did you realise that your car is literally riding on air? The pressure of the air inside your tyres is what supports the entire weight of your car! A tyre is a ring shaped covering that fits around yo...

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17 September 2018

Tyre Speed Rating

The speed rating or speed index is represented by a letter and associated with the tyres maximum speed capability when operating at its maximum load carrying capacity. A tyre marked with a ‘Y’ speed ...

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17 September 2018

4WD Driving Tips

Successful four wheel driving relies on a combination of knowledge and skill. An understanding of not only driving techniques for different conditions, but also the capabilities and limitations of you...

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17 September 2018

Plus One Tyre Sizing: Learn How To Plus Size Tyres & Wheels

JAX Tyres specialise in ensuring that the tyres we fit are not only the safest and most appropriate tyre options for your vehicle, but that they suit the needs of you and your specific on and off road...

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17 September 2018

Tyre Choice

If you are replacing tyres on your car, it is essential that they meet the minimum standards that are detailed on your Tyre Placard (see example below), which can be found in the glove compartment doo...

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17 September 2018

Legal Tips

Changing your car's wheels and tyres can alter its behaviour on the road. Because of this, there are limits to the changes that are permitted. These guidelines specify those limits.

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17 September 2018

Mercedes Original Equipment Extended Mobility (MOE) Markings

MOExtended (MOE) stands for Mercedes Original Equipment Extended Mobility. This marking is carried by those tyres, which have been developed for Mercedes passenger vehicles to have limited runflat cap...

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17 September 2018

Tyre Talk - What Do the Numbers Mean?

Each vehicle is equipped with tyres designed to carry a maximum specified load when operating at a maximum given speed. On the tyre’s sidewall there are various markings, which indicate the tyre’s dime...

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17 September 2018

Tyre Load Rating

The load rating, load index or load carrying capacity is represented by a numerical code and is associated with the maximum load that the tyre can carry when operating at its maximum speed rating up t...

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17 September 2018

Tyre Rotation

Modern tyre tread patterns, and the introduction of many front-wheel drive cars, have increased the importance of regular tyre rotation. (Front-wheel drive considerably influences wear on both the dri...

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17 September 2018

Tyre Placard

Wheels and tyres are vital to your safety. Since 1971, strict design standards (ADR 24) have been progressively introduced to specify wheel rims that will stop a deflated tyre from co...

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17 September 2018

Tyres and Wheels

The wheel and tyre unit on your car or 4WD works together to allow your vehicle the movement we take for granted. Many people don’t understand this relationship that allows your vehicle to travel safe...

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17 September 2018

Tyre Examination & Repair

Inspect tyres regularly, paying attention to: Remove all stones and other objects embedded in the tyre tread before driving.

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18 March 2019

Run Flat Tyres

Run flat tyres offer many benefits when compared to the non-run flat version. Should your vehicle already be equipped with this type of tyre by the vehicle manufacturer, it is extremely advisable to refit run flat tyres when it comes time to replace them for the reasons stated below.

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17 September 2018

When fitting just two tyres

When fitting just two new tyres, it is best to have them fitted to the rear axle. This is the advice from leading tyre brands. Watch the video below to understand the reasons. Ideally, fit a full set ...

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