Value add wheel and tyre purchase – work with an expert

For industrial and hard-wearing recreational vehicle users, selecting the right tyres and wheels can make an enormous difference to vehicle performance, in-use suitability and profitability. In our on-line, easy-to-purchase world it can seem appealing to take a short-cut to ensure quick delivery at the cheapest price, or to purchase tyres and wheels from large franchise store or manufacturer’s sales representative.

However, buying the wrong tyres and wheels can have significant short- and long-term negative impacts on your business, vehicles or plant. Whether it’s unnecessary wear and tear on other vehicle components, suitability in use of the tyres, manufacturing quality, safety considerations for the conditions you’re operating in or simply the range of suitable options being presented – working with an expert to identify and select the right tyres and wheels makes good economic and safety sense.

The expert difference

Before offering any product an expert supplier will query customers with a series of specialist, targeted questions about the type of vehicle or plant, the operating conditions of the vehicle or plant, what the customer needs or wants. The specialist supplier will take care to listen to the customer in order to gain a complete understanding of what is required.

Critical considerations will include the correct load rating, speed rating, tyre size, compound and pattern to ensure the right tyre is offered or with wheels and rims the correct size, offset and load rating and, finally, finish.

Critically, the expert supplier will have an eye to safety and regulatory compliance and will ensure they do not present goods which don’t meet legal requirements for use in your specific application in Australia.

Range to cover needs and price points

An expert tyre and wheel supplier will have available a range of high-quality brands and specifications at appropriate price points to suit your requirements with a high quality, reasonably priced product. They won’t be operating on a commission or looking to sell you a specific brand.

Independence, with significant experience, extensive local and international manufacturing networks, recognition within the industry and a focus on customer requirements sets apart the best operators in the tyre and wheel business.

We believe in offering quality brand products at an affordable price, when you buy from Oceanic Direct you are buying from the owner operator, an Australian living in your community. The pricing offered by Oceanic Direct will be valid during the current calendar month, or whilst current stock on hand is available. Please contact us direct to confirm pricing at the time of purchase.

Advice specific to your requirements

Tyres look more or less the same as they have since the first vulcanised rubber got attached to wheels in the 19th century. But that’s about where the similarity ends. In the modern world, with so many applications, the range and characteristics of tyres is vast. Knowing where to start and how to choose the best tyres for your needs is a complex enterprise and requires expert advice that understands what you are trying to achieve.

For example, B-double tyres used for hauling agricultural commodities such as logs or stock will need to have a broad range of characteristics from puncture resistance to deal with rougher gravel roads through to highway driving capability. By contrast, trucks hauling retail products on highways and freeways between major urban centres will require different tyre types.

In a farming example, tractors operating in rough, hilly pasture conditions will have entirely different requirements to those operating on a turf farm.

For vehicles in recreational use, four-wheel driving in beach or sand conditions requires a different type of tyre than if bush-bashing on rough forest trails. And the list goes on.

An experienced, expert supplier will take the time to fully understand what you need your tyres for, the conditions you’ll be operating in and the type of plant or vehicle you are using. They will even take into account issues such as operator experience.

Fun fact

The word “tyre” is believed to have come from “attire”, because a tyre is a covering for a wheel. Originally written as “tire”, it’s spelling progressively changed to “tyre” in England, but not in the United States.

Getting prepared

If you’re serious about getting the best performance out of your plant or vehicle you will want to be choosing the most appropriate tyres for the job. That means thinking about the best quality expert advice you can.

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