It is hard to imagine a tyre shop more remote from the country than Megatyre, situated as it is down by Browns Bay Beach in the middle of the East Coast Bays. Obviously, our main concern is with suburban family cars, 4wd’s, vans and utes that will be used on city roads but we have a surprising number of local customers with various tractors needing welding etc. Also, these days our own websites are selling products all over New Zealand and hooking a growing number of country customers.
One character from the deepest West Auckland countryside came into Megatyre recently for a set of new tyres for his Suzuki Jimny. His ashtray was overflowing with live bullets and he explained how he needed to drive his Suzy over the rough and super steep terrain out the back of his farm; and needed tyres better suited to winter mud. He was running standard 205 75 15 tarmac pattern tyres which would have been useless off road. As there are only tarmac tyre patterns available in 205 75 15, I recommended a set of 215 75 15 Hankook RT03 tyres.
I fitted the front tyres first and lowered the vehicle to double check the clearance which seemed ok though he had an issue with part of the front bumper which had to be cable tied out of the way. The rear tyres proved to have plenty of clearance so it seemed it was a job well done. The customer said he was quite happy to “deal to” any slight fit problems which it appeared he was going to resolve with a sledge hammer!
He phoned me a few days later to say there had been a minor clearance issue which he had corrected by changing the bolts holding the front mud flaps on and then just heaped praise on his Hankook RT03 tyres saying how terrific they were off road. He could now drive anywhere on his farm. But then he told me that the thing that simply blew him away was the RT03’s wet road ability and how quiet and comfortable the tyres proved to be on the road; he did not realise that was possible with a serious off road tyre.
Megatyre’s Hankook Rt03 tyres deliver great on and off road performance for both Town and Country customers. Try them soon!