Mag & Turbo Christchurch
Phone: +64 3 365 6613
Tyres Brands: Falken, GT Radial, Kumho, Nexen, Nankang, Nitto, Pirelli, Toyo.
Address: 43 Fitzgerald Avenue, Christchurch.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 18:00, Saturday: 09:00–15:00, Sunday: Close.
About Mag & Turbo Christchurch
Mag and Turbo is a 100% New Zealand company with more than 20 years in the local market, and it is mainly focused on the sale of wheels, tyres, 4WD lifts kits, suspension and accessories for your vehicle (Cars, SUV or 4×4 light trucks).
Its smart marketing strategy together with its beautiful stores and franchise support, has resulted in the company today have 18 stores throughout the country.
Mag and Turbo started in 1993, today its main advantages that stand out in the industry are its friendly and highly trained staff, its wide variety of brands in wheels and tyres. Its attractive stores have a showroom, waiting room and excellent visibility so that the customer can see how they are progressing with the work on their vehicle.
Today the company has locations in Whangarei, Auckland Northshore, Auckland Ponsonby, Auckland Henderson, Auckland New Lynn, Auckland Lunn Ave, Auckland Manukau, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Hastings, Palmerston North, Lower Hutt, Porirua, Nelson, Blenheim, Christchurch and Dunedin.
Tyres in Christchurch
There are an estimated 293.000 vehicles in Christchurch, which means there are 1.460.000 tyres in this city.
Christchurch is located on the east coast of the South Island; it is the second-largest city and third most populated in New Zealand. It is also the gateway to the Canterbury region. It is a city prone to earthquakes were recently in 2011, unfortunately, caused much destruction and thousands of deaths. There are several museums like the Quake City to know this kind of phenomena with testimonies and their different technical aspects. It is also the oldest city, which was founded in 1850 where it is the seat of the Canterbury Regional Council. It is next to the New Zealand Alps and the Banks peninsula and is a beautiful destination both for its cultural richness and its spectacular surroundings.
▷ GT Radial Tyres
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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