Why Do You Need New Tyres?

You’ve had your car for a good few years and you enjoy the fact that it takes you to many different places. You probably use it to drive to work and home every day. It takes you away on fun road trips and holiday destinations. All of this driving increases the mileage on your car. With more mileage there’s more wear.

So it’s safe to assume that all that driving around affects the state of your tyres. Gripping the road, taking corners, braking and general driving on the roads can cause the tyres to wear and the tread to fade away. It’s not surprising that after good few thousand kilometres those tyres don’t quite grip the road the same way. It is a good idea to check the tread depth on your tyres regularly and especially before and after you’ve taken a long road trip. Worn tyres can be very dangerous because braking distances become unpredictable and general driving in various conditions can be risky.

When you pull into your garage tonight when you get home, do yourself a favour and check your tyres. Take a good look at them, at all four of them. Sometimes the front tyres wear differently to the rear tyres. Therefore it’s good to inspect all of them. Check that tyre tread depth and make sure that it is of legal depth. It should be more than 1.6mm because anything less than that lacks grip. You can do this with a little ruler or you can get one of those tyre tread units. You should also check the tyre pressure. Ok, so you don’t have the equipment but if you can see with the naked eye that the tyres look deflated, meaning they don’t look like it’s filled up with enough air, then you should go get your tyres pumped.

Now if the tread is too low or your tyres are damaged then you should get your tyres changed. You can’t drive around with slippery or damaged tyres. You will be a risk on the road.

Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a reputation amongst our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide.

Contact us on Tel: 011 661 4338 / 011 661 4339 or Email: amalgam@mintys.com.

Why Do You Need A Tyre Specialist?

What is a tyre specialist? By its very definition in the dictionary, a specialist is “a person who concentrates primarily on a particular subject or activity; a person highly skilled in a specific and restricted field”. So, with that in mind a tyre specialist is a rather skilled individual in handling all requests relating to tyres.

If your TV was faulty, you wouldn’t get a chef from a five-star restaurant to come and fix it, now would you? Of course, not, yet some people still believe it’s fine for any person to handle their car’s tyres. The very fabric that keeps your vehicle safe on the roads and allows the power from the engine to propel it in a forward motion should be checked by a specialist.

There are many aspects involved when it comes to your car’s tyres. It’s not simply just the rubber that goes around the wheels. You want them to have an extensive knowledge on the workings of it as well as the surrounding parts.

This article will give you an idea of the few things that they should be able to assist you with or at least have a working understanding of.

Let’s start with the tyre itself.

There are two main classes of tyres, they are referred to as tubed tyres and tubeless tyres. When choosing the correct tyre, one should take the following functions of the tyre into consideration; maintaining the contact between the vehicle and the ground by providing the desired traction, supporting the load of the vehicle, dealing with various forces acting on the vehicle during its travel and providing cushion against shocks and damping them.

Next up, you want your specialist to understand wheels.

When picking your wheel, you will need to choose the correct wheel diameter, wheel width as well as wheel offset. These might sound a bit daunting but to a seasoned professional it will be like feeding bread to the ducks.

So, you have chosen the right wheel and tyre to complement one another, but we still need to balance them out. Wheel balancing is done on a special machine that measures the weight being exerted at all points in the wheel’s rotation cycle. If the balance is out slightly, the specialist will place small offsetting weights at a series of specific points around the outside of the wheel.

Last but not least is wheel alignment.

So many people under value the importance of wheel alignment that can come at a hefty cost. Wheel alignment is the process of adjusting vehicle suspension components to bring the wheels and tyres into specific angles, facilitating optimal car handling, tyre wear and of course overall performance. Wheel alignment generally takes about an hour to complete. Normally, you can just pop into your tyre specialist and they should be able to help you, however some do prefer you book an appointment to avoid you sitting around and waiting.

It is highly advisable that you seek the advice of a tyre specialist as they can positively affect the running of your vehicle as the optimal performance.

Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a reputation amongst our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide.

Contact us on Tel: 011 661 4338 / 011 661 4339 or Email: amalgam@mintys.com.

Why Is Wheel Alignment So Important?

We have previously discussed the importance of wheel alignment and how it can affect the outcome and performance of your vehicle. But before we move on, we need to recap on why we actually do wheel alignment.

Wheel alignment sometimes referred to as breaking or tracking, is part of standard automobile maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of wheels to the car manufacturer specifications. The purpose of these adjustments is to reduce tire wear, to ensure that vehicle travel is straight and true. while this might seem like a very technical process, there are numerous tyre specialists that are well equipped to handle this type of query. Normally before performing wheel alignment, the technician should test drive the vehicle, adjust the tire pressure, as well as check the ride height pension and steering components.

Normally wheel alignment takes about an hour to perform while it is sometimes considered a drop-in service many tyre shops suggest scheduling in advance to avoid waiting.

What are the warning signs that my car is out of alignment?

You may notice uneven wear across the contact patch of the tyre. Perhaps the inside of the tyre is wearing out faster than the outside. It does not necessarily have to be on all tyres but only one could be affected.

You could experience pulsing feedback and shaking of the steering wheel. This could occur regardless of road condition and road surface imperfections. if you are experiencing any of these problems you should head off to your local tyre shop.

People with an eagle eye might notice that their steering wheel is off-centre. For example, if the straight 12:00 position of your steering wheel is off to the left or right off centre this once again could be an indication that your wheel alignment is out.

Have you noticed your car pulling to the left or right without steering correction, as in with your hands off of the steering wheel the vehicle pulls to the left or right? Please do not use this method as an actual check of your wheel alignment.

Putting aside the obvious signs of faulty wheel alignment, under normal driving conditions, alignment once or twice per year is recommended. However, this recommendation is not cast in stone. If you find yourself driving on particularly rough roads, or perhaps you have a learner driver using the car and they tend to bump the curbs accidentally, then you should probably be on a speed dial bases with your alignment professional.

In South Africa, as you all know we have a new Road Sport called “miss the pothole”. Potholes are to wheel alignment like kryptonite is to Superman.

A common question is do I need to get wheel alignment when getting new tyres?

The answer is not necessarily. However, if it has been a while since your last alignment and now you are getting new tyres then why not kill two birds with one stone and get it done at the same time. This would be very helpful as the tyre specialist would also need to do balancing of your tyres.

Always listen to your car and trust your gut feel regarding it. Safety always comes first.

Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a reputation amongst our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide.

Contact us on Tel: 011 661 4338 / 011 661 4339 or Email: amalgam@mintys.com.

Why Does Your Car Need Nitrogen?

Have you ever noticed cars with those green valves on the tyres? Do you know what they indicate? Well if you were unsure, those are normally put onto tyres that have been filled with Nitrogen. I remember when it became a big thing that people were filling their tyres with Nitrogen many were unsure and rather hesitant about it. Well this is one time they would be wrong! Nitrogen filled tyres are awesome and have endless benefits. Let me welcome you to the world of Nitrogen.

Did you know that 78% of the air we breathe is in fact Nitrogen and 21% Oxygen! Nitrogen gas is a non-flammable, non-combustible and non-corrosive gas in its pure form. It’s completely environmentally friendly. It does not oxidise the rubber of the actual tyre from the inside like air does. As it is a pure gas, it does not hold heat and allows the tyres to run cooler.

I think it’s safe to say that Nitrogen filled tyres was a thing only really found in Formula 1 cars. In fact, it is even used in the tyres of all the space shuttles as well as the moon buggy. If it is good enough for outer space, then I’m definitely convinced it’s safe for Earth.

Let us go through some of the benefits of having Nitrogen filled tyres. There is a slower rate of pressure loss and you will have cooler running temperatures on your tyres. Due to the molecular structure of it, it differs from air, in such a way that it escapes through the tyres inner liner of tube at a much slower rate than regular compressed air. If you had to compare the rate of loss of air in the tyre, it would show that Nitrogen takes up to six months to lose 0.14kpa whereas compressed air could lose that in just one month!

Running your tyres at cooler temperatures show an improvement in tyre life of up to 20%, because by reducing the tyre temperature you are increasing its tread life. You will also find a great improvement in terms of road handling with cooler running tyres. As tyres heat up, their inflation pressure increases, which then reduces the size of the tyres footprint. This is the area that has contact with the road while driving. As its footprint decreases, so does the grip it has.

Nitrogen should also lead to reduced corrosion as unlike its counterpart air, there is no moisture in pure Nitrogen.

We cannot look past safety as a major part in choosing Nitrogen. The main three reasons for blow-outs are poor condition, overloading and under inflation. When it comes to under inflation, we need to be adhering to the recommended guide lines set out by tyre manufactures and fill our tyres with Nitrogen gas accordingly.

As it’s ever growing popularity has grown in South Africa, you will find that pricing has become more competitive as well. In closing, don’t compromise when it comes to safety, chose Nitrogen

Minty’s offer their clients a wide range of tyres and alloy wheels at highly competitive prices. We provide a range of wheels, including top brand wheels. We have a network of tyre fitment centres across South Africa. Our tyre and wheel fitment centres stock a range of top brands such as Toyo, Nexen, Bridgestone, Dunlop, Goodyear, Continental, Michelin, Barum as well as Pirelli.

Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa. We are recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a strong reputation with our customers. Plus we ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, from the largest brands nationwide.

Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a reputation amongst our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide. Contact us on Tel: 011 661 4338 / 011 661 4339 or Email: amalgam@mintys.com.

Wheels Leaving You Tired?

I heard someone asking the question the other day, how often should I change my tyres? It is a very good question as we all lead very busy lives’ we tend to replace something once its broken already. The old age saying of, prevention is better than a cure is very true when it come to replacing your tires.

There are two simple guides to judge this on, the depth of the tread on your tyre and the manufacture date. If your tread is worn out, you lose traction during braking and ultimately your tyres wont grip nicely on the road, especially in the rain. On the other hand, if your tyre has enough tread on it but they are older than 6 years then you will still need to replace them.

So how can I check my wheel tread? Well you can measure for a start, if your tread is less than 1.6mm than by South African law, you need to replace them immediately. The tread wear bars are also a good indication that you need to change them as those bars of hard rubber are only visible once your tyre is worn out. While doing your tread inspection you might also notice that there is something lodged in your wheel, that’s normal as stones and debris can get stuck between the tread, however if it’s a nail and it looks like its gone right through the rubber then you need to leave it in there, drive your car to garage or tyre shop and get them to remove it for you otherwise you will end up with a flat tire.

So now we need to determine how old our tyres are. Its pretty basic in understanding but the more your drive, the faster you will wear down the tread. With this, we need to factor in the weather and road conditions. But even if your tyres have plenty of tread left on them, some experts recommend you replace them every 6 years or so.

On the side of your tyre (tyre wall), there is a four-digit Department of Transportation code. This code will tell you when the tyre was manufactured. The first two numbers stand for the week in the year it was made, and the other two are for the year. For example, if your tyre has 1210 on it, then it was manufactured on the 12th week of 2010. This might be a tricky process if finding it but it is normally preceded by the initials DOT. There are a couple of other numbers after DOT, don’t worry about those.

Well buying new wheels can be pricey please don’t let this put you off as they are arguably the most important safety feature on your car protecting you, your family and other road users. Not to mention getting new tyres will give you a much smoother ride and will defiantly increase the fuel efficiency. Go on, go check your tread depth and manufacture date to see if you are due.

Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa. We are recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a strong reputation with our customers. Plus we ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, from the largest brands nationwide. Our tyre and wheel fitment centres stock a range of top brands such as Toyo, Nexen, Bridgestone, Dunlop, Goodyear, Continental, Michelin, Barum as well as Pirelli. We strive and believe in offering our customers the highest service and quality products, therefore we offer our clients a wide range of tyres and alloy wheels at highly competitive prices.

Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a reputation amongst our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide. Contact us on Tel: 011 661 4338 / 011 661 4339 or Email: amalgam@mintys.com.

What Are The Ideal Cars to Drift With?

We just need to have a quick recap as to what exactly drifting is. Drifting is a driving technique where by the driver purposefully oversteers the car, causing a loss of traction in the rear wheels through corners while keeping control of the car and then having a high exit speed. Please note that while this is a highly entertaining thing to attempt in the safe environment it must be mentioned that it is extremely dangerous and illegal on public streets. Furthermore, to that, without the correct maintenance there could be serious mechanical damage to your car as it is stressful on the vehicle’s workings.

Thanks to high octane adrenaline movies such as The Fast and The Furious drifting has become highly popular. In saying this, you can’t just climb into your Chev Spark and expect to get results and your friends cheering in delight as your slide around the race track. In fact, there are cars designed just for drifting. They have superior balance and handling to allow you to take corners and slick terrain with ease. While the movies show drifters doing these maneuvers at impossibly high speeds, non-professional drivers should not try to replicate it in real life. With that being said here are a couple of good cars you could use to replicate Tokyo Drift.

The Mercedes C230 Kompressor is a good start. Not well known for its drifting capability but this model is actually pretty good for it. With its rear-wheel drive and manual gear box you are in for a good time. Next up we have the Toyota Corolla AE86. A pretty much loved car by drifters all around the world. With it being fairly light and having a strong motor, the power to weight ratio is impressive. Look for a model anywhere from 1984 to 1992 and you will find they are pretty affordable as well. What would drifting be without mentioning this gem? The BMW M3 E46 is in a class of its own. Of course being a good car for drifting it is rear wheel drive that does not lack in the power and handling department. It is the newer and more improved version of the previous E36 which stood pretty good on its own as well.

Nissan have made many good cars in the past and how could we forget the 240sx S14. It has such a good reputation in beginner and professional circles. The more popular models fall under the 1994 – 1998 range. The entry level models come in with a 2.4L engine which gives you good bang for your buck. I think the reason most love this car is because it is easily upgradeable and fun to modify to suit your needs and requirements. Another Nissan model we can’t overlook is the ever popular Skyline R33 GTS-T. It comes with a 2.5L turbocharged engine which produces 280 BHP! Throw in a five-speed manual transmission and you are smiling all the way around the corners of a racetrack.

There are many choices out there, all with its pros and cons, ultimately it comes down to what you can afford and what you are looking to achieve from drifting.

Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a reputation amongst our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide. Contact us on Tel: 011 661 4338 / 011 661 4339 or Email: amalgam@mintys.com.

Flat Tyre Left You Deflated?

Picture it, you are driving down to the coast for a well-deserved holiday and all of a sudden, you get a flat. You pull over, examine the damage and find out your back left tyre is the culprit. You reach for your phone to call your local AA. “NO SIGNAL” What to do now with your flat tyre?

Firstly, ensure you are parked off the road and safe from oncoming traffic, then turn on your emergency hazards to create extra awareness. Most passenger vehicles house their spare wheel and tools in the boot, some bigger vehicles have them on the back of the car or in the same cases under the vehicle in the rear.

There are a couple of tools you will need to equip yourself with now, namely; reflective triangle, car jack, wheel spanner and or a few bricks/rocks. Place your reflective triangle a couple of meters behind you so that traffic can see you easier. Take the brick or rock in case you don’t have with you and place it both sides of your front tyres to stop it from rolling while you are raising the vehicle. This is a very important safety step to follow. Well secured, you now take your wheel spanner and fit it to the wheel nuts, moving the wheel spanner anti clockwise until they are loose but not falling off yet. The two most common car jacks you get is a Hydraulic jack and a scissor jack. You will then place the jack under the vehicle in the appropriate manner and begin to pump or turn the jack. Do this motion in a controlled manner and not as fast as possibly as sudden movements may cause the vehicle to become unstable and potentially injure yourself.

Once the wheel is hanging freely, remove the lugs by hand. Pull the wheel off now towards yourself. Roll it to the back of the vehicle for storing later. By lining up the wheels’ holes first, it will make it easier to lift the wheel straight onto the car. Then tighten the nuts by hand. Tighten the bottom nut first to keep the wheel in place, follow this by tightening the remaining ones.

You will now need to start lowering the jack but pumping or turning in the opposite direction used when raising the vehicle. Once the jack is free from the weight of the vehicle, you must now use the wheel spanner to tighten all of the nuts. Tighten them as much as possible as the last thing you want while driving is a wheel travelling past you on the road. You may now pack your flat tyre wheel into the boot where you took the spare out of, fit all your tools nicely into their place. Well done you have just changed your flat tyre successfully.

Remember a spare wheel is not a permanent option and should only be used until you can get to your local tyre and wheel shop where they will assess the damage on the original tyre and offer you the best option going forward.

Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a reputation amongst our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide. Contact us on Tel: 011 661 4338 / 011 661 4339 or Email: amalgam@mintys.com.

Rims Are a Wheel’s Best Friend

Its often said that diamonds are a lady’s best friend, when in fact it’s completely different to that. Having the right set of rims on your vehicle will make the world of difference to a somewhat unspoken feature. Did you know that the first rims were used on a car in 1895! That means they have been around for 125 years!

Purchasing new rims for your car can affect how it drive and feels. So, what makes up a wheel? Well you have certain things, namely, The Outboard Face; Centre Bore; Plate; Spokes; Rim; Bolt Circle and the Valve Stem Bore. Wheels can be made up using the following different materials, Steel, Aluminium Alloy and Carbon Fibre.

The rim, not to be confused with the wheel are completely different from one another. The rim is a cylindrical wheel outer edge that holds the tire on the wheel. The main function is to support and sea the wheel. Without the correct rim there will not be a proper fitting between the two which will then allow air to escape the tubeless tyre.

If you had to increase the size of your wheels and rims you would see many benefits. Firstly, you would experience improved grip and traction on the road. Also, you will be able to take corners in a safe manner as having a “bigger” tyre you have now increased the amount of contact you are making on the road surface. A few others would also include better braking and better appearance. Having bigger wheels can give your car a sportier look.

When buying or upgrading your rim you need to do some research. Tyre manufacturers list a range of recommended tyre widths for each specific tyre that is sold. Bolt pattern is also very important as your wheel’s bolt pattern needs to match that of your axles, although in some scenarios you can purchase adaptors that convert these bolt patterns to the desired setting.

Alloy rims give you much better handling as they light and made for performance however due to the nature of our roads in South Africa, its best to steer clear of potholes as they can lead to them crack and scratch very easily. Don’t let this worry you to much as there are repair shops designed for exactly this problem. Smaller rims on the other hand actually allow for less noise inside your car as there is more rubber between you and the road.

Its important to note that tiny metal debris and brake dust can accumulate on your rim over time, which can corrode away the meta of your rims, which would end up in an expensive repair or a worse case scenario of full replacement. This can be avoided by cleaning them often with a sponge and rim cleaner that can be purchased at most vehicle spares and parts shops. On top of that you might even look at getting a nice polish to use on your rims to give them that bright, shiny and new look once again!

Remember, rims are a massive component of your wheel so do take time in picking the right one.

Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a reputation amongst our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide. Contact us on Tel: 011 661 4338 / 011 661 4339 or Email: amalgam@mintys.com.

What Are Ideal Tyres For Drifting?

It’s a Sunday afternoon; you have jumped into your BMW M3 and headed down to your local race track. Fresh in your mind is the blockbuster you watched last night about a group of street racers who have drift competitions. This shouldn’t be too hard, should it?

The seeded under belly art of throwing your car into corners and drifting around them should be fun and more often than not exhilarating. However there is downside that will affect your pocket, the side you never see or really hear about.

One of the most important tools needed to drift successfully is tyres. After all you are trying to get the maximum possible speed when you drift your car in and out of corners. This does increase the wear and tear of your brakes, tyres and wheels just to name a few as well.

What you are looking for is a happy medium between your front tyres and your back. Your front tyres should have more tread and be inflated at the normal recommended pressure while your back tyres will be preferably more worn out and smoother with a slightly over inflated feel to it.

When choosing tyre sizes and profiles you need to keep in mind that ones with a smaller sidewall offer little protection to your wheels. Also, you will need to change your rear tyres more often than your front ones. For those who do drifting for competition purposes, they will often go through more than one set of tyres for each competition. This does become quite costly so best to do your research correctly in choosing the right brand for you.

So now you have chosen your specialised tyres, your wheels are right and you start drifting across the track. What is exactly happening to your vehicle during this motion? We’ll put simply, you accelerate to a hefty speed, as you approach the corner your turn into it very sharply which will then cause your rear tyres to lose grip with the road. They in turn start to spin out trying to grab any bit of traction they can muster; you then turn your steering wheel to the complete opposite direction you originally made to counter the spin and slide. Boom! You are now drifting, but it doesn’t end there. Now the seesaw battle of finding the right balance between steering and acceleration takes place. Like with anything, you need to practice it numerous times to get the feel of it.

Let’s look at this in a logical way, drifting is far from easy. There is reason not everyone goes drifting around shopping mall parking lots. If you are seriously looking at attempting this crazy adrenaline filled manoeuvre then it’s best to study the complete science behind it, then speak to experts in the field and let them kit your vehicle out with the correct tyres, wheels and suspension. Make your way to a racetrack that is a safe controlled environment and allow a professional to show you exactly how to do it.

In closing, it does cost money so remember “Burn rubber, not your pocket”

Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a reputation amongst our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide. Contact us on Tel: 011 661 4338 / 011 661 4339 or Email: amalgam@mintys.com.

Advantage of Having Alloy Wheels

Your little brother pulls into the driveway to show off his brand-new car, but you can’t help but stare at his wheels and tyres. Yes, the car is nice but the wheels on the car are beautiful. He steps out with the biggest grin ever displaying the car like a prize on the price is right. Still intrigued by the tyres you had to ask if the rims came with the car or did he have to purchase them separately. To your surprise they were not in fact the standard steel rims at all they were alloy wheels. You would have never imagined that aluminium wheels could look so good. When he left you decided to do a little research and were floored at the advantages of purchasing these types of tyres.

Not only are they beautiful but they offer so much more. In the past alloy wheels were normally only placed on luxury cars, but not anymore. More and more companies are adding this extra upgrade to modern cars of different makes and models. The endurance and strength are one of the perks of purchasing a car equipped with these wheels and tyres. You may not be driving a luxury vehicle but purchasing a car with these tyres will make you feel as if you were. Did you know that they also dissipate heat better than regular steel wheels? These amazing set of tyres have a less chance of brake failure compared to steel wheels as well. I don’t know what state you reside in but in ice and snow you can count on a better grip along with outstanding traction.

We don’t get a lot of snow and ice here in the Cape regions but when we get it, I can firmly attest that a lot of the people driving don’t have alloy wheels on their cars, not to mention don’t know how to drive on ice. But that’s another topic all together. Nevertheless, there is so many other added bonuses that I could spend all day talking about them. Because they hold less weight and are not your run of the mill steel wheels studies have shown that they can also help you save on gas. Now this added benefit alone is enough to be excited about. Who would have thought that deciding to choose between alloy and steel would save you money at the gas pump?

Now let’s revisit braking, now in any busy city especially in bumper to bumper traffic you will find yourself hitting the brakes quite often. But fret not, because by choosing these amazing aluminium wheels braking is less abrasive and wheel hop is reduced. You also don’t have to worry about corrosion and rust. Your tyres also tend to hold up a lot better and you don’t have to be worried about having a flat because your wheels dissipate heat as mentioned before. Now I for one am starting to rethink my purchase of my not so fancy steel wheels and look into other options. If I can’t ride in luxury, I sure would like to look like I am.

Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a reputation amongst our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide. Contact us on Tel: 011 661 4338 / 011 661 4339 or Email: amalgam@mintys.com.