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 safely at impressive speeds. At JAX Tyres, we are passionate about tyres and wheels so we want to share our knowledge and help you understand your vehicle and how it works, so you can make the best decisions for your vehicle.
Wheels up to 26mm wider than the largest optional wheel recommended by the vehicle manufacturer for the vehicle can be fitted without the need to notify the RTA. The overall diameter of the wheel and tyre combination must be no more than 15mm over the largest diameter wheel and tyre combination specified for the vehicle and not more than 15mm below the smallest diameter wheel and tyre combination specified for the vehicle.
Replacement Wheels Requiring an Engineer's Certificate
Wheels which exceed the diameter and width limits for major wheel changes must be assessed by an engineering signatory who is recognised by the Transport Authority for the purpose of certifying modified vehicles. (Contact the Transport Authority for more information).
Alloy Wheels vs Steel Wheels
For many motorists the wheels on their car help make a statement. But apart from aesthetics, they also play an extremely important part in your safety. The wheels are the interface between your vehicle and the road, and thus anything less than the best wheels possible reduce your vehicle's optimum safety. So if you are choosing new wheels for your car, it is important to know what the options are and what benefits or disadvantages may accrues from your choices.
Alloy & Steel Wheel Care
A good set of wheels can make a huge difference to how your car looks. In fact many people choose wheels for the sole reason of making a statement with their vehicle. Apart from the aesthetic decision there are some major differences between steel wheels and alloy wheels, which have implications for durability and maintenance.
Welcome to the JAX online wheel search. This search function provides you with wheel and tyre choices based on your vehicles tyre sizing requirements using the information entered by you. It is vital that you enter accurate vehicle make, year, model and series information