Road safety is always top of mind at this time of year, as drivers take to the roads en masse for the summer holidays, and, as usual, Tiger Wheel & Tyre is using this period of heightened awareness to drive home the message of wheel and tyre safety. This time though, the country's most trusted wheel and tyre company is encouraging motorists to pay special attention to how they handle the repair and restoration of damaged alloy wheels.
Potholes, poor road conditions, major and even minor accidents can all cause damage to wheels that can in turn affect the vehicle’s suspension, of which wheels are a safety-critical component. So critical in fact, they are the only suspension component to have a minimum standard, known as SANS1158, to which they must be repaired in order to be deemed safe. That’s why Tiger Wheel & Tyre proudly partners exclusively with Wheel Collision™, the only wheel repairer in South Africa to be accredited by the SABS as being compliant with both SANS1158 and SABS ISO 9001 standards.
“We’re not the only reputable company to recognise that Wheel Collision™ is uniquely equipped to provide peerless wheel repairs,” said Candice van den Heever, Group Marketing Manager at Tiger Wheel & Tyre. “Some of the country’s major insurance companies also partner with Wheel Collision™ to ensure their clients’ wheels are repaired and restored to the highest possible safety standards. It makes sense. Wheel repair is not something you can trust to just any panelbeater or leave with a friend whose cousin knows a guy who can fill the crack with body filler. This is serious stuff. We’re talking about a critical, load-bearing safety component that is subjected to tremendous stress and forces in its routine, everyday use. So, if it’s going to be repaired, then it has to be as good as new, nothing less than that is good enough, and we only trust Wheel Collision™ to deliver to those standards.”
Tiger Wheel & Tyre customers benefit from the company’s partnership with Wheel Collision™ in several ways. Wheel straightening can be done on-site at any one of the Wheel Collision™ Xpress Rim Repair Centres located on-site at selected Tiger Wheel & Tyre fitment centres countrywide. All stores, in turn, are equipped to send wheels away to be expertly straightened, polished, powder-coated, or have custom paintwork done.
“Personally, when it comes to my own and my family’s safety, there’s no question that I will always choose to have my wheels repaired by the only facility that is accredited and compliant with SANS1158 rather than somewhere that’s not compliant. It’s that simple,” concluded Van den Heever.
For more information on Tiger Wheel & Tyre’s partnership with Wheel Collision™ and to see a list of stores that have Xpress Wheel Straightening facilities click here