Tyre Master Otumoetai
Phone: +64 7576 7051
Tyres Brands: Cooper Tires, GT Radial, Nexen, Continental, Falken, Federal
Address: 95 Ngatai Road, Otumoetai, Tauranga
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 07:30 – 17:00, Saturday: 9:00-12:00, Sunday: Close.
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About Tyre Master Otumoetai
35 years, still local, still independent!
Welcome to Tyre Master, the Bay Of Plenty’s largest and longest established independent tyre company. For more than 30 years Tyre Master has been looking after the tyre needs of people in Tauranga and the surrounding areas. From humble beginnings in Harrington Street back in 1984, Tyre Master now consists of 4 branches spread through the Tauranga / Mount Maunganui area. That’s 4 stores stocking a carefully selected range of tyre brands to best suit the needs of you, the local tyre buying public.
Our Tyre Master branch in Tauranga is open 7 days.
Tauranga is a coastal metropolitan city in the Bay of Plenty region and the fifth most populous city of New Zealand, with an urban population of 135,000 (June 2019). It was settled by Māori late in the 13th century, by Europeans in the early 19th century, and was constituted as a city in 1963.
The city lies in the north-western corner of the Bay of Plenty, on the south-eastern edge of Tauranga Harbour. The city extends over an area of 168 square kilometres (65 sq mi), and encompasses the communities of Bethlehem, on the south-western outskirts of the city; Greerton, on the southern outskirts of the city; Matua, west of the central city overlooking Tauranga Harbour; Maungatapu; Mount Maunganui, located north of the central city across the harbour facing the Bay of Plenty; Otūmoetai; Papamoa, Tauranga’s largest suburb, located on the Bay of Plenty; Tauranga City; Tauranga South; and Welcome Bay.
GT Radial Tyres History
GT Radial Company was founded in 1951 in Indonesia. They started out as a small bicycle tire factory and have now grown into the largest tire manufacturer in Southeast Asia. Globally, GT Radial is ranked among the top 10 tire manufacturers.
This brand stands out for its value for money and for a design designed to always respond to consumer demands. Thanks to this, the manufacturer has collaborated with brands such as Pirelli, BF Goodrich or Yokohama. But the one who was finally seduced by GT Radial was Michelin: the French company bought a good part of GT Radial’s shares in 2005.
Currently, they offer a wide range of tires for all types of vehicles, passenger cars, vans, trucks and heavy buses, exported to more than 100 countries around the world.
The most prominent and successful models that it currently has in the touring range are the SportActive and FE1City.
In the case of the SportActive (and SportActive XL), it should be noted that it has been specifically designed for sports vehicles. With these rubbers, maneuverability, durability and especially resistance to hydroplaning are considerably increased. It is manufactured at Giti’s R&D centre in Hannover, Germany and, in the construction of the carcass, uses a technology that guarantees optimal contact of the tire on the road, thus achieving immediate grip and wear of the homogeneous tread throughout its life. For this, work has been done on distributing the pressure within the tire footprint and increasing the balance in the rigidity of the casings.
As for the FE1 City, it is a model designed for urban use and available in 13 to 16-inch wheels and with H, T and V speed indices. This tyre model has an updated tread compound, which provides exceptional mileage and great safety on all surfaces and more so on wet surfaces”, according to GT Radial. He also adds that “the construction of the carcass has considerably reduced the weight of the tire and has optimized the distribution of pressure, which considerably lengthens its useful life”.
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