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 your wheel rim. It is in constant contact with the road and is made of absorbent materials so it can help absorb shock and provide grip. Pneumatic tyres are inflated with air, and the amount of air in a tyre can affect its performance dramatically.
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Tyre Inflation PressuresRead more
Tyre Talk - What Do the Numbers Mean?Read more
Each vehicle is equipped with tyres designed to carry a maximum specifed load when operating at a maximum given speed. On the tyre’s sidewall there are various markings, which indicate the tyre’s dimensions and how it may be operated.
Tyre Speed RatingRead more
The speed rating or speed index is represented by a letter and associated with the tyre’s maximum speed capability when operating at its maximum load carrying capacity. A tyre marked with a ‘Y’ speed rating, indicates it can be safely operated at a maximum speed of 300kph.
Tyre Load RatingRead more
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 to but not exceeding 210kph.
4WD Driving TipsRead more
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 your vehicle is critical. The final and crucial factor is your tyres.
Tyre RotationRead more
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 driven front tyres and the rolling rear tyres.)
Plus One Tyre Sizing: Learn How To Plus Size Tyres & WheelsRead more
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 activities, in accordance with local legislation.
Tyre PlacardRead more
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 coming off the wheel, to specify strength, air pressures,
Tyre ChoiceRead more
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 door, inside the driver's door sill or another accessible location.
Legal TipsRead more
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.
Tyre Examination & RepairRead more
Inspect tyres regularly, paying attention to:Remove all stones and other objects embedded in the tyre tread before driving.
Mercedes Original Equipment Extended Mobility (MOE) MarkingsRead more
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 capabilities.
When fitting just two tyresRead more
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 of 4 new tyres to your vehicle