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From budget to premium brands, we’ve got a range of Performance/UHP tyres to suit a variety of requirements. At Nitro Crew we are 100% committed to improving the safety and handling of your vehicle. Performance tyres come in directional or asymmetric tread design. Most common being the asymmetric for its quieter ride and cornering performance. The majority of these tyres are built for wet grip, handling and reduced braking distance. Due to the compound being softer, the mileage in these tyres are sacrificed for the handling and performance.

Performance Tyres Quick Facts

Some of the manufacturers like Falken and Nexen are offering some additional warranties on their range which proves excellent value for money. Both Falken and Nexen have a free Road Hazard Warranty (RHW) attached to them when you purchase two or four tyres. The RHW provides great peace of mind because the performance tyres are expensive to replace and there are hazards on the road beyond your control. If you were to accidentally damage the tyre due to a pot hole, gutter, non- repairable puncture or any damage where the tyre needs to be replaced; this RHW covers you for the cost of a new replacement. The RHW varies and T&C are attached so ask one of the crew to explain the RHW in depth if this appeals to you.

Whatever you’re looking for in a passenger tyre, from budget to high-performance, we have the right tyre solution for you. At Nitro Crew we are 100% committed to improving the safety and handling of your vehicle, providing quality tyres. From budget to high-performance, we carry the leading brands to cover every individual drivers needs and desires. We have tyres that give you extended warranty for road hazards beyond your control in where the manufacturer will replace the tyre free!* We have tyres that come with a mileage guarantee, and tyres to suit someone that drives their pride and joy and the track with semi slick patterns available. *Terms and Conditions Apply

At Nitro Crew, we will always shop around for the best deal each month across all the brands to ensure we have the best possible tyre in each price range to ensure you get the best deal every month. We will advise on the right tyre to suit your vehicle and driving habits to ensure we and the tyre sold to you has met your expectations and you’re 100% fully satisfied.

What Are The Different Tyres Available?

When purchasing passenger tyres, you can come across asymmetric tread patterns, conventional and directional. The directional are not as common these days as they become too noisy and the demand for them is low. The most common tread pattern used these days is asymmetric. The asymmetric tread as it provides a quitter quieter ride, increased cornering performance and superior wet weather traction.

What Make Tyres More Expensive Than Others?

Defining the difference between a budget brand, middle range and premium tyre brands can be hard to the tyre novice. If you line them all up the tread patterns can be very similar, so why pay the extra for a name brand?

The compound used is what defines a tyre as they all perform well in dry conditions, but as soon as you add rain into the mix this is where the compound plays a big part and not just the tread design. You find in the mid to premium brands the carbon black they use to make the rubber is of better materials and the raw materials are more superior. With the addition of Silica compound added to the carbon black this is where the tyres handling, longevity and wet weather performance really kicks in. Silica compound ensures the tyre grips better on wet roads, and runs the tyre cooler in hot conditions. whichThis provides more life and, lowers rolling resistance which improves fuel economy. The Silica compound is and also more cut and abrasion resistant which safe guards against unwanted punctures and damage.

With all these benefits, it is more economical most of the time to spend the little bit extra to get the better compound as the budget tyre want won’t perform or last as long. Spending a little more will ensure you don’t need to replace the tyres as quick and you have more piece of mind driving the car in Tyre wet conditions. and Additionally, if you need to brake in an emergency you know you will pull up a lot shorter and this could be a life-saving decision.

Maintenance Tips

Maintenance plays a big part once you have replaced your tyres. It is so common for people to forget to maintain tyre pressures once the tyres are put on. The biggest killer in tyres is heat, so the less air you have in the tyre the more heat build- up which rapidly wears the tyre and reduces fuel economy and safety as you have less tread footprint in contact with the road.

Once you have visited Nitro Crew and replaced two2 or more tyres and completed a wheel alignment, we place a sticker on the windscreen to remind you of recommended tyre pressures and when you are due back for a Tyre Life Check we call the TLC (Tender, Love and Care). We also set up a courtesy SMS system as well as give you our TLC card which gives you capped pricing on a complete check every 10,000kms.

At Nitro Crew, we are all about asking the right questions to guide you into the best 4WD tyre to suit the conditions you drive in, and the expectations you desire from the tyres you choose. Everyone uses their 4WD (4 Wheel Drive) for various conditions, so it’s important you invest in the right tyre brand and pattern to meet your expectations.

Choosing or getting sold the incorrect tyre can lead to years of frustration and possibly needing to change the tyre prematurely due to you being unsatisfied with its performance. For example, if you do 90% road driving then getting an All-Terrain tyre is not the best choice. Why? Because you sacrifice 40% of the tyres on road performance to gain 40% off road performance. This can result in a noisy and uncomfortable tyre to drive on sealed road conditions for most of the tyre’s lifespan.

We offer a wide range of 4WD/SUV tyres including All-Terrain (A/T) Tyres, Mud-Terrain (M/T) Tyres and Highway-Terrain (H/T) Tyres. We will recommend a tyre that meets your expectations and best suits the conditions you drive in.


4WD Tyre Types

AllTerrain (A/T)

The most popular tyre pattern we sell in our stores due to the Queensland lifestyle and having the Islands and some great hinterland 4WD off road tracks on our doorstep. The A/T tyres have come a long way in the past few years in finding a great balance between 50% on road and 50% off road. The A/T tyre suits a driver that spend close to half the year in off road conditions. Most drivers that do around 30% off road, however, tend to choose the A/T over the H/T because they are willing to sacrifice on road noise to gain that extra performance when they do venture off-road.


Highway-Terrain (H/T)

The second most popular tyre pattern we sell is the Highway-Terrain. This tyre is suitable for the driver that uses the car predominately on the road. This tyre delivers a quiet ride with a closed tread pattern and compacted shoulder and tread design to minimise road noise. Generally, the H/T tyres will perform in the sand quite well.


Mud-Terrain (M/T)

The Mud-Terrain is for the unique 4WD enthusiast that only tackles the off road tracks. The aggressive open tread pattern provides superb traction in muddy conditions due to the tread patterns being specifically designed for harsh off-road conditions. When these tyres are designed, on road handling does not play a part in the benefits and features. When a customer asks for an M/T specifically, you know they love a good off road track.

We are not aligned with any manufacturers. We sell tyres that we have seen personally meet customers’ expectations, and delivered on performance. This has worked well for us as we find that customers are happy to hand over their keys and ask for the exact same tyre to be fitted again. Our biggest sellers in the 4WD range have been Pirelli ATR, Toyo AT2, BFG KO2, BFG KM2, Hankook RT03, Hankook RF10, Nexen AT Pro, Nexen Roadian RH5, Sailun TerraMax A/T, Sailun CVR, Falken Wildpeak H/T. All of these brands have proven great value for money and excellent performance in their category across a wide range to suit customers’ budgets.


What does one of our 4×4 services include?

All our tyre prices include fitting, electronic balance, new valve and tyre disposal. We generally need the car for approximately 1hr – 1.5hrs.