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Servicing Tips - Tires and Wheels


Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in New Zealand

2018-12-09 03:26:02



Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the New Zealand area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to get from here to there.

Always check your tire pressure when you gas up at one of our local New Zealand service stations. If they're low – even just a little bit – bring them up to proper pressure. There's a sticker on the inside of your driver's door that gives the manufacturer's recommended tire pressure.

And don't rely on your tire pressure monitoring system to alert you to when you need more air. The TPMS system is set to warn you when pressure drops 20 percent below recommendations. That's severely underinflated and you needed more air a long time ago. And if you have a slow leak – get it fixed right away at Oil Changers.

Get some air and save some gas.

Oil Changers
PO Box 16686 Hornby
New Zealand, New Zealand 8441
03 3442374


Automotive Tips from Oil Changers: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

2018-12-06 07:20:02

Repair or Replace? That’s a question New Zealand drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulders may not be able to be repaired. And sometimes there is internal damage revealed on inspection that indicates the tire should not be repaired.

Run flat tires should not be repaired. Repairing high performance tires may make them unsuitable for motorsports. Your friendly and professional Oil Changers service advisor can inspect your damaged tire and tell you if it can be safely repaired or if it should be replaced - and then help you get back on the roads around New Zealand.

Give us a call.

Oil Changers
PO Box 16686 Hornby
New Zealand, New Zealand 8441
03 3442374


Fuel Saving Tip: Tyre Pressures

2011-08-03 12:00:00



Under-inflated tires waste gas for lots of New Zealanders. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to get from A to B.

Always check your tire pressure when you gas up at one of our local service stations. If they're low – even just a little bit – bring them up to proper pressure. There's a sticker on the inside of your driver's door that gives the manufacturer's recommended tire pressure.

And don't rely on your tire pressure monitoring system to alert you to when you need more air. The TPMS system is set to warn you when pressure drops twenty percent below recommendations. That's severely under inflated and you needed more air a long time ago. And if you have a slow leak – get it fixed right away.

Get some air and save some gas.

Oil Changers
PO Box 16686 Hornby
New Zealand 8441
03 3442374
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