The Uniform Tyre Quality Grading System (UTQG)

This grade measures the wear rate of the tyre when tested under controlled conditions. 100 represents the basic quality standard. Tread wear grades are valid only for comparisons within a manufacturer’s product line – not between manufacturers.

What’s Your Vehicle’s Safety Status

Get down to Hi-Q and we’ll give your vehicle a check-up that was designed to make sure it’s safe and ready for the road. We have the experience, equipment and technical know-how to identify possible mechanical problems before they happen.

Tyre Truths: How To Ensure Tyre Safety

Improperly balanced front wheels can cause wear of the steering mechanism. Improperly balanced front wheels can cause wear of the steering mechanism. Don’t forget to check you spare tyre and keep it on correct tyre pressure. Driving with worn tyres on wet roads is dangerous.

Taking Care Of Your Tyres

Tyre pressures vary from vehicle to vehicle. Consult your nearest Hi-Q outlet or vehicle specification booklet for correct pressure recommendations. In the morning, first travel at a moderate speed for a few kilometres. This will allow your tyres to gradually rise to its optimal operating temperature and the full performance will come through.

How Tyres Are Made

Raw materials including pigments, chemicals, and up to 30 kinds of rubber are mixed in giant blenders called Banbury machines, which operate under tremendous heat and pressure. They blend the ingredients together into a black, gummy compound that will be milled.

Reading Your Tyre

Defines what the tyre was designed for. “P” means this is a passenger car tyre. “LT” means it is for a light truck. Width of the tyre measured in millimetres (sidewall to sidewall). This tyre is 195 mm wide. This is the ratio of the height of the tyre sidewall, expressed as a percentage of the width: “65” means that the sidewall height is equal to 65% of the tyre’s width.