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The Best Tyre Shops in Canberra

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All car owners understand the importance of quality tyres – it’s a major safety concern, after all. Bald tyres have reduced grip, and can cause sliding, an inability to break effectively, and a higher risk of a flat tyre. That’s why it’s vital to change your car’s tyres on a regular basis.

After consulting your feedback and researching local tyre shops in Canberra, we’ve come up with the top five tyre shops in the region. These businesses have the expertise and equipment required to ensure your vehicle is roadworthy.

Let’s get started.

What makes a reliable tyre shop?

Not sure what to look for in your search for a reliable tyre shop? We’ve got you covered. We suggest keeping an eye out for the following traits.

  • Quality products. When it comes to changing your tyres, look for a tyre shop that stocks quality products. Higher quality tyres will require changing less often, so will save you money in the long run while also keeping you safe on the road.
  • Experienced staff. It’s vital that your new tyres are installed properly. Experienced staff at your local tyre shop should be able to help you select the right product for your vehicle, and then install it to a high standard.
  • Well priced. Tyres are expensive, but they shouldn’t cost a small fortune. The best tyre shops in Canberra are competitively priced.
  • Conveniently located. You probably don’t want to travel an hour out of your way just to have your tyres changed. Look for a tyre shop that’s close to your home or workplace.

The top tyre shops in Canberra according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Here are our top picks for tyre shops in Canberra. Ready? Let’s go.

Beaurepaires Braddon Canberra

Beaurepaires Braddon Canberra was highly recommended by Canberra locals. Stocking a wide range of high-quality tyre products – including car, SUV, and truck tyres – the team at Beaurepaires deliver a superior service from start to finish. In addition to tyre services, Beaurepaires Braddon Canberra offers wheel alignment, battery, and brake services.

Ozzy Tyres Fyshwick

Looking for a one-stop-shop for all things tyre related? Ozzy Tyres Fyshwick is situated a short 12-minute drive from Canberra’s city centre. For more than a decade, the team at Ozzy Tyres have helped the local community with all of their motoring needs.

JAX Tyres Fyshwick

With more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, Tony Megalli, owner of JAX Tyres Fyshwick, is proud to bring some of the best tyre and motoring services to the Canberra region. He and his team believe in regular vehicle maintenance for both the longevity and safety of your car.

Fyshwick Tyres and More

Fyshwick Tyres and More – located adjacent to the Canberra International Airport – handles all of your car and 4WD tyre needs. Their experienced team also offers wheel alignment, battery services, and a free safety examination to give you the peace of mind you need on the road.

Tyreright Fyshwick

For passenger cars, 4WDs, SUVs, utes, vans, and more, the team at Tyreright Fyshwick can help you select and install the right tyres for your vehicle and budget. What’s more, Tyreright Fyshwick does emergency callouts, so if you find yourself without a spare, give their friendly staff a call.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra Tyre Shops.

If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Please comment below detailing your experience with Canberra Tyre Shops. Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? Who would you steer clear of?


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TarasBulba 10:35 am 24 Aug 15

I have a 4×4 and was quoted $1250 for a set of 5 from the local distributor here in Canberra. Ended up buying the same set from Tempe Tyres in Sydney for just under $800.

Also have a popular make/model sedan and for that I have used KTAS in Manuka for a set of Goodyears. Pricing wasn’t too different from Sydney on those.

madscientist 3:38 pm 12 Oct 14

+1 for Jax in Fyshwick – they fixed a hole in one of our tyres last week – $26, no fuss, no muss. Pleasant and efficient service.

emmsy77 10:22 am 18 Nov 13

Antagonist said :

Johnno (whom I absolutely trust with any of my cars) works for himself out at Hume. Best prices on the good tyres, brilliant service, and absolutely trustworthy. 6260 2945.

+1 Johnno @ Hume

Leon 9:16 am 18 Nov 13

ACT Tyre Brake & Mechanical in Dickson recently sold me a Continental tyre for under $140, and repaired a trailer tyre for no charge.
They are not always the cheapest, but they offer good tyres and service. Using them saves me travel time and costs, because I live nearby.

Rawhide Kid Part3 11:23 am 15 Nov 13

poetix said :

If you’re that tired, have a nap.

This spread of Americanisms may seem trivial, but the first time someone says ‘howdy’ to you, seriously, all will be lost.

Ooops

Deref 8:06 am 15 Nov 13

poetix said :

If you’re that tired, have a nap.

The Australian spelling is tyres. This spread of Americanisms may seem trivial, but the first time someone says ‘howdy’ to you, seriously, all will be lost.

+1

And I hate it when some Australian calls me “buddy”.

Deref 8:05 am 15 Nov 13

Damn! I wish I’d read this a few days ago! I just got 4 tyres fitted at Costco – not a bad deal, but still…

Roundhead89 7:26 am 15 Nov 13

Costco has a big sign on their car servicing bay saying Tyre Centre. You know they really wanted to spell it Tire Center. A good fit with the “Gasoline station” attached to their new Sydney store.

liability 6:19 am 15 Nov 13

Northwest Tyres can be reasonably cheap if you know a bit about tyres and don’t take the first thing they throw at you.

I notice that they will never give a receipt unless you specifically ask for one, and then they do so begrudgingly.

If you know what tyres you want spend 15 minutes on the phone ringing around, you can nearly always get what you want on special somewhere, assuming they are a common size.

I can normally get a name brand, such as Dunlop, Goodyear, etc for around $110 each fitted for standard 15 inch Commodore/Falcon without to much trouble.

c_c™ 12:50 am 15 Nov 13

EvanJames said :

North West TYRES is a useful source, but be aware. The owner imports second hand tyres from asia and the middle east. Most are from known brands HOWEVER the build standards for tyres sold in those jurisdictions are lower.

The standards aren’t automatically lower, for example, the new Michelin Primacy 3 ST are a regional specific variant, built for a unified Australia/Malayisa/Thai market. But definitely need to research it. Even if built to the highest standard by a well known brand, tyres in different jurisdictions can have differences in tread pattern and compounds to suit local conditions, particularly true of European tyres.

Personally I’d never touch a second hand tyre, and particularly in Canberra where it’s the outer edge that is likely to go below the legal depth long before the main width tread does (thanks to our roundabouts).

Antagonist 11:18 pm 14 Nov 13

I took my BA XR8 ute (not white!) to Tyrepower in Tuggeranong in April – NEVER AGAIN! I had been going there for nearly 10 years and asked to speak to the owner ‘Johnno’, only to be told that ‘he was out at the moment’. Turns out Johnno had gone into business for himself in Hume and had not been working there for quite some time.

I had just bought the ute and the previous owner had fitted dodgy Chinese imports that were downright dangerous (Nankang?). They had plenty of tread, but SFA grip even in dry weather. I got a reasonable deal on Mickey Thompsons in 245/40/18 at $220 per corner and I am very happy with them.

BUT … the next day I noticed that two of my FPV GT rims had severe gutter rash. Much worse than the little scrapes they had when I bought the car. And I also had a new wobble coming from the right rear wheel, which has since been diagnosed as a bent axle. So they got $880 out of me for new tyres, and caused over $1000 of damage to my car in the process. And naturally, they deny knowing anything about it.

Don’t go near them if you value your car! They lied to me to get my cash and damaged my car while they had it. Those dodgy bastards will never get another cent out of me, and I will tell the whole world about my experiences with them at any given opportunity.

Johnno (whom I absolutely trust with any of my cars) works for himself out at Hume. Best prices on the good tyres, brilliant service, and absolutely trustworthy. 6260 2945.

EvanJames 11:17 pm 14 Nov 13

North West TYRES is a useful source, but be aware. The owner imports second hand tyres from asia and the middle east. Most are from known brands HOWEVER the build standards for tyres sold in those jurisdictions are lower. And many aren’t compliant with the standards that are law in australia, namely, the standards set by the european union and/or the US department of transport. Most people don’t know this but if your car is wearing non-compliant tyres when it has a crash, depend on it your insurance company will know about it.

That said, I get my tyres there but have had some interesting go-rounds with them, like the time he sold me four nice-looking chinese tyres which turned out to have on their sides “trailer purpose only”. Researching what that meant led to my learning a LOT about tyres (after some bluster, I got two second hand and compliant tyres, and two new ones for the front).

I still have an illegal spare from them. Bridgestone, but not legal here. the magic codes and numbers aren’t on the sidewalls. but I’ll be visiting them for some newish tyres soon, it’s still quite a good lurk. Maybe I can get some more like the new ones, which are superb and were a good price.

threepaws 11:02 pm 14 Nov 13

Why on earth would you skimp on tyres? They’re kind of important, you know – being the only thing between your car and the road…

Holden Caulfield 9:36 pm 14 Nov 13

Tooks said :

Holden Caulfield said :

You drive a Boxster and you’re cheaping out on tyres. Awesome!

Besides price comparisons are meaningless unless you tell us size and brand quoted at all three outlets.

Moreover, $1000 to buy something suitable for a Boxster is hardly expensive.

You can pick up a late 90s Boxter for around 22k. If he’s skimping on tyres, he probably doesn’t have a new model.

Awesome, I can’t wait for the next installment about servicing costs, haha.

damien haas 9:35 pm 14 Nov 13

Bob Jane let me drive away with poorly fitted wheels and nuts not fitted correctly. A pox on their house.

JAX have always been good for regular around town car sort of tyres.

Goodyear in Gungahlin did a very good deal on five 15 x 7 tyres for the Panelvan of Justice.

Antique Tyres in Melbourne are the place to go to for hard to find tyre sizes (like 15 x 10 with a 65 profile etc).

If you are cheaping out on tyres for a Porsche, I dont think i would ride in your car. The performance of cheap chinese tyres in wet conditions is known to be poor, and their durability is also not up to par with better tyres. In general, with tyres you get what you pay for.

c_c™ 9:02 pm 14 Nov 13

Less the typical charge for wheel alignment, that means you spent around $115 a corner for tyres. Even on some cheap city car that’s pushing it.

Now that’s not to say you should go out and get some Michelins for $370 or so a corner, though if you can afford a Porsche I’m not sure why you wouldn’t, but least invest a bit. I put in about $200 a corner for a modest performance tyre and the difference between them the the mid-range Dunlops is night and day, particular in the wet, and Dunlops aren’t slouches.

JC 9:01 pm 14 Nov 13

What kind of nasty tyres did you get for $550?

It really surprises me the shit people put in their cars, or in the case of some bogan at Kippax the other day didn’t put on their car. This bogan had tyres that looked like racing slicks, saw her on Monday when it was pissing with rain.

For the average Camry, Commodore etc I wouldn’t touch a tyre that costs under around $200 per wheel. I like Michelin tyres myself had two cars where they were standard fitment and they were brilliant. My current car a Camry I have got around 70,000km out of them and they still handle the road as good as the day I brought them, will need to be replaced soon though, replacements are $250 per tyre which is reasonable.

I won’t touch Bridgestone after a bad experience 10 years ago, but Dunlop and Pirelli not so bad.

As for companies I have only dealt with Jax (transtate) tyres in Belconnen in the last 10 years, never had an issue with them, prices about the same as elsewhere.

Growling Ferret 8:48 pm 14 Nov 13

Do you run it on E10 too?

poetix 8:45 pm 14 Nov 13

If you’re that tired, have a nap.

The Australian spelling is tyres. This spread of Americanisms may seem trivial, but the first time someone says ‘howdy’ to you, seriously, all will be lost.

jase! 8:30 pm 14 Nov 13

hint for young players, bob jane at Campbeltown will price match tempe tyres. would be interesting to find out of bob jane locally will too

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