Hi-Q Umgeni in Durban specialises in tyres, brakes, shocks, suspension services, exhausts and vehicle batteries in Durban. We invite people from not just Duran, but throughout KZN, and the greater EThekwini Municipal District to visit us and experience the highest levels of service, commitment and value that can be experienced in Durban. Our Store is located at the corner of Argyle & Umgeni Road, at the heart of Durban - juts 10 minutes from Durban North, 15 minutes from Umhlanga, 30 minutes from King Shaka International Airport and 40 minuts from Ballito.
Wheel balancing ensures that there is proper and even weight distribution of your tyres and wheels, and that it is consistent throughout. Correct balancing is vitally important to performance, safety and prolonging the overall lifespan of your vehicle. Get a Hi-Q Umgeni professional to inspect the wheel and tyre balance of your car at least every 10 000km. Also, take the opportunity to ensure your tyres are evenly inflated every time you fill up your vehicle.
Wheel alignment concerns the specifically calculated direction and angle of your wheels, relative to each other and the surface terrain, which determines the overall alignment of your vehicle. Proper alignment affects the lifespan of your tyres, fuel consumption and the overall comfort and safety of your ride.It is of vital importance to get your wheel alignment checked every 10000km or annually.
10 Point Safety Check
Hi-Q is renowned for its famous 10 Point Safety Check, designed to ensure that your vehicle functions at optimum safety and efficiency. Our dedicated team of professionals possess the knowledge, experience and equipment to detect and fix any problems your vehicle may present, so that it is well prepared for the road ahead.
If you notice that one of your tyres is deflating faster than usual, we recommend getting it checked out by a trained professional immediately. Driving on an underinflated tyre is not only dangerous, but it can also cause further damage to the tyre. At Hi-Q our tyre experts will first do a thorough inspection of your tyre to identify the problem before recommending repairing or replacing it.
Inflating your tyres with Nitrogen has many benefits. As Nitrogen molecules are slightly larger than oxygen, they seep out of the tyre about 3 – 4 times slower than compressed air, resulting in slower tyre deflation and maintaining the correct tyre pressure for longer. This means you’ll enjoy the benefits of: Prolonged tyre life; Better fuel economy; Improved grip and handling on the road.
Made from 4 – 6mm Alloy plates that are thicker than traditional plates but 3 times lighter helping with your fuel efficiency. Deep Ribbed Stamping that is two times stronger than traditional plates. The plates are very durable as they have an Italina Akso-Nobel powder coating that prevents the plates from rusting.
Rotating your tyres regularly ensures that they wear evenly and it makes them last longer.The process involves removing each tyre on your vehicle and refitting them in a different position i.e. rotating them – front wheels to back, back to front, cross over etc. The direction and way in which your tyres should be rotated will depend on factors such as your daily driving conditions, driving style and the make of your vehicle.
Learn more about our services backed by decades of experience and expertise, at Hi-Q Umgeni in Durban!