Services

At Tyrezim

As a leader in the industry, we aim to provide expert advice and quality products. We have a growing list of TyreZim Outlets in Zimbabwe, equipped to get tyres to those who need them most when they need them most.

Fitment & Balancing

We offer fitment and balancing on Passenger, Truck and Mining tyres. Our professionally trained staff are on call to check, fit, change valves, and balance your tyres to ensure you are safe on the road.

Delivery & Transport

TyreZim have a fleet of vehicles for delivery country-wide on a special arrangement basis only. Deliveries are reserved for account customers on a planned delivery system.

Specialized Account Management

Delivery, special pricing, and specialized customer care can be arranged for regular TyreZim customers.

Tyre Repairs

Affordable tyre puncture repairs and free tyre assessment
Tyre punctures are the bane of every driver’s life. They demand immediate attention, regardless of where you are and what you had otherwise planned. Whether or not a tyre can be repaired depends entirely on the size and location of the puncture and the extent of the internal damage, which results from driving with a deflated tyre.
 

If the puncture is located in the tread area and our examination reveals that the damage is straightforward, and that the puncture hole is no greater than 6mm in diameter, we will happily repair the tyre.

Quick Overview:

  1. Puncture/damage located on tread area: Repair the tyre if the puncture is less than 6mm in diameter on the tread area without internal damage.
  2. Puncture/damage located on shoulder: replacing tyre is recommended
  3. Puncture/damage located on sidewall: replacing tyre is recommended
What is the Repair Procedure?

There are several steps we take to properly repair a tyre and each is necessary to ensure the integrity of the repair. Following this procedure is moreover essential to retain the tyre’s original speed and load rating. In fact, unless these steps are followed, many manufacturers assert that the repaired tyre should be treated as a non-speed rated tyre, while others will void its speed rating regardless of the integrity of the repair.

These are the steps we take to ensure a proper repair:

  1. Remove the tyre from the wheel and thoroughly inspect it, inside and out. This is important, since a puncture may look straightforward on the outside but the object that penetrated it may have caused more extensive internal damage.
  2. Plug and patch the hole. If it is possible to repair the tyre (and makes economic sense) the next step is to repair the puncture using the plug and patch method to ensure that the entire path taken by the puncturing object is fully and completely filled.
  3. Fit tyre to wheel, inflate, balance and fit to vehicle.

Plug: This involves using a mushroom plug to fill the puncture-path from inside to outside, which is much stronger and safer to repair.

Patch: Before patching the inside, the tyre’s inner liner must be cleaned, buffed and cemented, then patched and coated to ensure its ability to retain air.

Note: It’s important to balance the wheel/tyre (every time) after it has been repaired, since any work done to the tyre as well as its new placement on the wheel will affect the balance of the complete assembly.

Important Points:

  • Always repair a punctured tyre immediately or as soon as possible.
  • If you’re far away from your nearest fitment centre and choose to make a temporary repair to the tyre, bring it in for a proper and complete repair as soon as possible.
  • Any repair made to a tyre without completely removing the tyre from the wheel and inspecting the inside, is an incomplete and potentially dangerous repair.
Can Run Flat Tyre Punctures Be Repaired?
Contrary to popular belief, punctures to run flat tyres can be repaired with a mushroom plug if the hole is in the crown or belt area and not in the shoulder or sidewall and the tyre has not been driven on whilst deflated.

IMPORTANT
Repairing run flat tyres are not recommended by major tyre manufacturers.

Tyre Fitment

So you've bought new tyres?

We’re so happy to have supplied you with a set of quality tyres! Now of course they’ll need to be fitted to your vehicle. We have expert staff waiting in the fitment bay. Just bring the car around, and enjoy a magazine and cup of coffee in the waiting room while they:

  • Check each new tyre to make sure everything is in order for your vehicle.
  • Mount each tyre to its rim, and inflate it to the correct air pressure.
  • Using a special machine, find any imbalance in the wheel and determine its severity.
  • Balance the wheel by affixing wheel balancing weights to the rim.

 

Ready to go

We hope you enjoy your new driving experience. Be sure to pop into TyreZim the next time you need new tyres, and if anyone you know could use our services, you can tell them where to go!

Tyre Rotation

Rotate your tyres to beat wear and tear

Tyre wear and tear is natural part of driving, unfortunately. Since most cars are front-engine cars, the front axle bears more weight than the rear axle. This means your front tyres wear quicker than your back tyres.

There are also other causes of uneven wear, like:

  • Turning left. Most interchanges and parking ramps require you to turn left. Left turns are tighter than right turns, causing your right front tyre to wear out faster than the left.
  • Sidewall damage. The sidewalls on your left tyres are more likely to get bumped and rubbed against the pavement when parking your car. This can cause asymmetric sidewall wear.
  • Braking. Heavy, sudden and frequent braking can add stress to your front tyres.

What can you do about it?

Rotating your tyres will help ensure even tread wear, allowing them to last longer. Rotation entails swopping the back and front tyres around first, and then swopping the left and right front tyres.

Depending on the type of car you drive, we typically recommend you do this every 10,000 km.

Wheel Balancing

Balance your wheels

Despite advanced rubber compounds and manufacturing processes, even new tyres need to be balanced sometimes. And regardless of how well or how little you drive, tyres do eventually wear down over time. It is unlikely that they’ll wear down evenly, and this can cause:

  • Changes in the mass of rubber on your tyres.
  • A weight imbalance.
  • The steering wheel to shimmy and shake.
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What can you do about it?

Get the best out of your tyres by making sure that they are all properly balanced. During wheel balancing, one of our technicians will:

  • Mount each tyre to its rim, and inflate it to the correct air pressure.
  • Fit a new valve stem.
  • Using a special machine, find the imbalance and determine its severity.
  • Balance the wheel by affixing wheel balancing weights to the rim.
  • Spin the wheel on the machine again to make sure it is correctly balanced.

 

Wheel balancing, wheel alignment, and tyre rotation should be done every 10,000kms or once per annum.

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