What credit cards do you accept?
We take Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners, Q Card, Farmers Card and Eftpos Cards. We also accept MTA vouchers and the new MTA Gift Card.
What guarantees apply to the tyres you sell?
All of our new tyres are covered by the applicable tyre manufacturers lifetime guarantee. Additionally, all Hankook 4 ply tyres are covered by Hankook’s exclusive, free, one year road hazard warranty.
There is no guarantee on Second Hand tyres though Megatyre does sell them on the basis that they are WOF compliant and that they comply with such Warrant of Fitness regulations on the day of sale.
Why are your tyre prices so competitive?
We are a private and independent tyre company with tiny overheads and none of the huge overheads that burden major tyre retailers. Make sure you benefit from our great prices now!
What does 6 ply or 6 pr mean?
These are tyres used on light commercial vehicles and are constructed using extra reinforcing called “ply. Most car tyres are 4 ply.
What does 8 ply or 8 pr mean?
These are tyres used on light commercial vehicles and are constructed using extra steel reinforcing called “ply. Most car tyres are 4 ply.
Should I mix tyres?
Four brand new high quality tyres will always be the best way to go, but you can mix and match tyres on an axle provided both tyres have matching specifications in terms of wof regulations.
For example, both tyres on the same axle must have the same style/type of pattern. e.g. 2 directionals or 2 non directionals, 0r 2 asymmetrics.
You cannot have a directional tyre on one side and a non directional tyre on the other. Also, the load ratings must be within 2 numbers of the tyre on the other side of any given axle. E.g. if the existing tyre has a load rating of 82, you can fit a tyre of any load rating ranging from 80 to 84 to the other side of the axle.
Wof regulations permit you to have, for example, 2 directionals at the front and 2 non directionals or 2 asymmetrics at the rear.
What is the legal minimum tread depth?
The minimum legal tread depth limit is 1.5 mm for car and van tyres. However, many agencies change their tyres at 3mm. We would recommend replacing your tyres at or before 2mm. (note: Tyre performance in wet weather deteriorates when tread depth is below 4 mm).
I live in the South Island; can you freight tyres to me for fitment down here?
Sure! Just tell us what tyre size and pattern you require and we will email you our price including gst and freight. We can send tyres anywhere in New Zealand (excluding rural delivery address’) Our prices are super competitive!