Tyre Fitting & Balancing:
The fitting and balancing of your tyres is a crucial part of your vehicle’s maintenance. A poorly fitted set of tyres will result in a rough, uneven, and unsafe ride. Once you have brand new tyres fitted, it is important to make sure they are mounted properly, are the right type of tyres for your vehicle and are balanced accurately. When done correctly, this ensures a smooth and safe ride. Improper tyre balancing can also lead to the wear and tear of your tyres sooner than usual, reducing its grip on the road and increasing the chances of a slip or accident.
Off Roads, Rough roads, potholes, bumpy rides- all these can make things difficult for your vehicle tyres which will ultimately disturb the alignment of your wheels. Misaligned tyres can cause side- pulling, steering wheel vibration, uneven wearing of tyres etc
The alignment of your tyres is a crucial part of your vehicle’s maintenance. A poorly aligned set of tyres will result in a rough, uneven and unsafe ride. The general rule for drivers is that you get your car’s wheel alignment checked at every 15,000 kms or at least once a year. Doing so will ensure a safe and comfortable drive at all times. You also need to get your tyres aligned if you’ve recently had an accident where the tyres were affected such as driving over potholes or hitting curbs or bumps hard. Having properly aligned wheels gives you the following benefits: • A more economical ride as fuel consumption is lower than when wheels are unaligned • It saves you from expensive repairs • A smooth and safe ride. A good grip and better tyre control • Increases the lifespan of your tyres.
Tyre repair: At Galaxy Tyres we do puncture repairs for all passenger and 4×4 vehicles.
When is a tyre safe to repair?
A correct and safe tyre repair will repair the tyre punctures so they are permanently air tight preventing damage to tyres and making them last the full legal life of the tyre. Unfortunately though, some damages are beyond repair and hence require you to check the following:
- Legal tread depth (min 1.6mm across the central 3/4 of the tyre tread around the entire circumference).
- Damage due to driving whilst flat-visible through for example a dark line on the side.
- Secondary damage – caused by the damaged items. An internal inspection should be carried out to check for this.
- Ageing/deterioration of the tyre rubber.
- Puncture outside the repairable area, e.g. on the sidewall.
- Damaged bead.
- Exposed cords from steel belt(s).
- Improper/poor quality previous repairs.
- If the tyre has experienced any of the above, it should not be repaired.
To guarantee long lasting tyre pressure, more and more people are using nitrogen to fill their tyres. We at Galaxy Tyres offer nitrogen filling services to all who want it. Once you begin to replace air with nitrogen in your tyres, there are several benefits to be had such as:
- A longer life for your tyres
- Increased safety as it is less likely to cause a blowout
- It’s less affected by temperature changes than normal air.
Tyre rotation is one of the most important things anyone can do when it comes to looking after your tyres. At Galaxy Tyres we recommend this is done every 10,000 kms or 6 Months whichever comes first. This will allow you to get the most out of your tyres and make your money stretch that bit further.
Buy 4 Tyres for Free benefits
Every customer that purchases 4 tyres from Galaxy Tyres will get free tyre rotations, nitrogen top up for the legal life of the tyre.
Tyre Brands we Offer
Engine, or motor oil as it is sometime called, is considered to be the most important lubricant a car needs without which, any vehicle would come to a grinding halt and breakdown. For such an essential part of a vehicle, it is equally important that the products and services you choose are of the highest quality and standard.
At Galaxy Tyres & Oil, we provide oil changing service packages that include a thorough package of all the fluid level checks and top-up required for your vehicle such as engine oil, transmission oil, coolant etc. In addition to the fluid level inspections, we will be performing checks on air filters and spark plugs to ensure that your vehicle does not face any issues related to engine surging, engine starting, engine misfiring etc.
When driving, we don’t always know what lies around the next corner and when we will need to stop immediately and safely. It goes without saying that the effects of sudden brake failure can be devastating, so it’s essential to make sure that your car’s brakes are working properly all times. Good to Know Early warning signs that you may have a problem with your breaks include noise, steering wheel vibration, increased stopping distance & car diverting to one side when applying the brakes. Signs such as these can mean you have worn out brakes or there is a malfunction in the braking system. In either case, it’s important to anything unusual checked as soon as possible. Benefits
- Peace of mind
- Avoid serious accidents
- Get more mileage out of your brakes.
Have you ever got into your car, turned your keys in the ignition and nothing has happened? There’s nothing more frustrating than that. Battery failure is the most common reason for a breakdown and over time batteries gradually lose their ability to charge. However, being stranded in your driveway can be easily avoided by undertaking a regular check on the status of your battery.
Your battery does more than just start the vehicle. It supports the alternator whenever it cannot deliver the required power output, for high beams, cooling the engine & other functions.
Securing Your Vehicle when Parking
- Getting Better Performance
- Acts as an electrical reservoir
- Runs various essential functions in any vehicle.
The climate inside your vehicle is one of the key elements in making your journey more comfortable, especially at the height of summer. Not only is air conditioning useful to control heat, it also helps create drier air (controlling humidity inside) so it makes sense to maintain your air conditioning system all year round.
Good to know too much or too little refrigerant gas in your AC system is a major cause of AC system failure and also wastes fuel. Approximately up to 20% of air conditioning gas is lost from a car air conditioning system each year which is why we recommend you have your system checked on a regular basis.
- A cooler, more comfortable driving experience
- De-misted windscreen, a safer drive
- A more aerodynamic car, less fuel consumption & better performance
- Removes airborne contaminants.