At Far North Tyre Service, being part of and supporting our local community is important to us and we like to reflect this in how we run our business.

Over the past few years we have had the privilege of sponsoring local organisations and events such as the Snapper Bonanza, Far North Garden Safari and Houhora Sports Fishing Club amongst many others.

We are very proud to be locally owned and operated, yet we are affiliated with Carters Tyre Service chain of stores nationwide.  Being locally owned , we support other local businesses too.  You can be assured that when you spend money with us that money stays in the Far North.

We service most major lease company fleets such as Fleet Partners, Orix, Custom Fleet and Honda Lease.

With two Fleet Service vehicles and two commercially trained Fleet Servicemen, we are able to cover all of your Farm and Fleet service work both on and off site. 

We can offer new tyres and quality Commercial Retreads as well as puncture repairs, wheel balancing, mag wheels, nitro fill and wheel alignment.

From wheel barrow to truck and tractor tyres, we can help with all of your tyre needs.


How often should my tyres be checked?

Tyres should be inspected at least once a month and before any long journey. Checks should include checking the air pressure, overall condition and tread depth. And don’t forget to check the spare or the compressor and sealant if no spare was fitted! Give us a call if you need any help.

Should I fit four new tyres at a time?

It’s better to fit all four tyres at the same time, but if that is not possible,  then fitting two tyres at a time, and as a pair is the next best option, to get the best handling and grip on each axle,  As a last resort, then a single tyre can be replaced. In all circumstances, seek the advice of an expert tyre retailer before replacing any tyres.

What causes irregular wear?

Irregular wear can be caused by a number of factors. Repeated scuffing of tyres against kerbs, misaligned steering, aggressive driving, the over- or under-inflation of the tyre, worn suspension parts, are just some reasons. There are so many variables that there is no one single answer. Tyres should be checked regularly for any signs of wear and replaced accordingly.

What is the minimum legal tread depth?

Most tyres have moulded tread-depth indicators which are flush with the tyre tread when it has reached the minimum depth. The minimum legal tread depth is 1.5mm within all principal grooves that contain these moulded tread depth indicators. These must be at least 1.5mm around the whole circumference of the tyre.

What kind of tyres do you supply?

Far North Tyres has many brand options for you to choose from.  We can also give you a quote - fill out our form and let us know what kind of vehicle and type of driving you need them for.

What should I do when checking my tyres?

Tread depths should be checked to ensure they meet the legal minimum regulations. Pressures should be checked in line with the vehicle manufacturers’ recommended settings. Take care to increase the pressure if the vehicle is heavily loaded as shown in the car makers recommendations. The tyres should also be given a thorough visual inspection to look for any cuts, lumps or bulges. Also look for any objects embedded in the tread which should be removed.

Which is the best axle to place new tyres on?

New tyres on the rear axle provide better driver control on wet roads. This is because tyres with deeper tread are better at displacing water and give better grip. If the new tyres are fitted at the front the car, then it is more likely to oversteer when grip is lost in wet weather, which is much harder to control than understeer. Oversteer is when the rear of the car slides sideways, and understeer is when the front of the car slides.

Why is correct tyre pressure important?

Maintaining correct tyre pressure ensures balanced braking, maximum grip and long tyre life. Legally, you need to keep your tyres at the pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

Tyres naturally lose a little air pressure over time so it's worth checking them every month or so, for example whenever you're filling up.

Having the correct tyre pressure helps improve safety, handling, fuel efficiency and extends tyre life. Correct tyre pressure can help reduce fuel consumption by up to 4%.

You can find your car's correct tyre pressure either on the inside of the driver's door, in the handbook  Don't forget to make sure your spare wheel or space saver wheel is inflated to the correct pressure too.

Proper tyre inflation pressure is essential for safety, fuel economy and tyre wear.

Why is nitrogen filling better than air?

Nitrogent is an alternative to air that runs cooler and due to the molecules in nitrogen, you don’t have to check your pressures as often see attachment - see our services page for more information.