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Your are the first point of contact between you and the road, and therefore one of the most essential components of any vehicle. Hi-Q stocks a wide range of leading tyre brands to suit all vehicle types.From passenger, 4×4 and SUV tyres to taxi and other commercial tyres, we’ve got it. Hi-Q also offers great tyre deals as well as valuable advice from trained tyre experts who are there to assist and answer any tyre questions and queries you may have. Take some time to browse our tyre range below and find the right tyre fit for you.
A typical car battery is enclosed in plastic and contains lead plates submerged in reservoirs of water and sulphuric acid, which allows for electricity to be conducted. The battery is used to power your car’s engine. It serves as a power source, supplying energy to the rest of the car’s electrical functions, such as the starter, lighting, heating, electric windows and sound system, among others. A battery also functions to stabilise and regulate power output to your vehicle, so energy is not wasted or dispersed unevenly.
Shock absorbers are instrumental to maintaining the integrity of your vehicle’s suspension. They are primarily designed to allow the tyres to conform to the contours of the road, dampening potential impact on roads and other terrain. Shocks provide your vehicle with stability and maneuverability, which determines a smooth, balanced ride. Shocks affect how well your car handles the road and braking. They play a vital role in providing safe, balanced reflexes and handling during emergencies.
It is strongly recommended to have your shocks checked by a Hi-Q professional at least once a year, or every 50 000km.
Fully functional brakes are possibly the most essential component to ensuring your vehicle’s safety. When the driver pushes down on the brake pedal, the vehicle’s brake system uses hydraulics that apply force to each wheel through the use of pressurised fluid, in order to slow it down or bring it to a complete stop.
Be sure to get your brakes checked at regular intervals, typically every time you change or check your tyres.
Alloy wheels or rims differ from steel-plated wheels in that they are made from aluminium or magnesium. Rims are stronger, yet lighter, lowering the overall weight of the vehicle. They also conduct heat better, allowing for improved braking. One such benefit of using alloy wheels or rims is that it reduces the unsprung weight of the vehicle, resulting in improved cornering and reducing overall fuel consumption.
Additionally, rims are very aesthetically pleasing and will improve the overall look of your car! Clean your wheels frequently to maintain the appealing look.
MINOR CAR SERVICE
Not only does a regular service mean your car continues to run smoothly, it keeps you safe and minimises breakdowns. Remember that even if you haven’t reached the recommended mileage, you should still service your car every year.
Whether it’s during a minor or major service, your mechanic can also identify and let you know of any areas that will need attending to soon, such as worn brake pads or tyre tread. Even if you’re not due for a service but suspect your tyres or brakes may need replacing, visit us for a free vehicle safety check.
The towbar is typically fitted to the rear of the vehicle, attached to its chassis. It is used for transporting or towing caravans, trailers and other vehicles. Although it is often overlooked, you should inspect the condition of your towbar periodically, especially if you frequently haul caravans, trailers or other heavy loads. As always, Hi-Q is your best bet for replacing or fitting towbars.