Nitrogen Tyre Inflation

Nitrogen Tyre Inflation

Maintaining correct tyre pressure is important for safety, vehicle handling, optimal tyre life and fuel efficiency.

If you often have under-inflated tyres, it is time to see the team at your BP Workshop Wanaka for nitrogen tyre inflation.

Nitrogen leaks slower than standard compressed air and is a good way to maintain tyre pressure for longer, enjoying the benefits of:

  • Better fuel economy
  • Longer tyre life
  • Improved road grip and handling
  • Safer more secure all-weather performanceThe benefits of nitrogen tyre inflation has been substantiated from research conducted by The Get Nitrogen Institute. A detailed summary of the reported results can be seen here.

Nitrogen for tyre inflation in Wanaka

At BP Workshop Wanaka, we make it a point to offer you only the best, and when it comes to tyre inflation, nitrogen is the ultimate performer.

Run Flat Tyres

Run Flat Tyre Repair

Normally a puncture means having to stop and replace your tyre. Not with Bridgestone’s Run Flat Tyre. It’s specially designed to let you travel up to 80km (80km/h or less) even after a puncture.

This means:

  • You can bring your car to a safe location even when the tyre is punctured.
  • You don’t have to change the tyre yourself.
  • You won’t need to carry a spare tyre, freeing up space and improving overall fuel efficiency.

Conditions of our Run Flat Tyre repair:

  • Run Flat Tyres can only be fitted to vehicles with a TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System).
  • We recommend Run Flat Tyres are only fitted to vehicles that have Run Flat Tyres fitted as Original Equipment.

Punctures and Repairs

Modern tyres seem to be stronger and harder to puncture, but sometimes getting a puncture is inevitable. That’s why at our Bridgestone Tyre Centre we offer a convenient puncture repair service.

If you do get a puncture bring it in and our team of technicians will evaluate if it can be fixed in a safe and professional manner in line with safety standards (NZ Standard 5423) and have you back on the road in no time.

Tips to avoid getting punctures:

  • Check the treads on your tyres regularly for embedded glass, stones or sharp objects.
  • Make sure your tyres are inflated correctly (including the spare).

Never drive on a flat or partially deflated tyre

Driving on a flat tyre doesn’t only compromise your safety, but increases the chance of having to fully replace the tyre.

So if you notice your tyre is looking a bit flat, pull over, replace it with your spare and bring it on in for us to check out.

Wheel Balancing

If your car has a case of the shakes, it is highly likely that at least one of your wheels need balancing. It is not only difficult to drive with unbalanced wheels, but this condition can create bald spots in your tyres, permanent vibration and uneven tyre wear.

Your wheels might need to be balanced if any of the following conditions apply:

  • At certain speeds your car shakes.
  • You have recently had new tyres fitted.
  • You have had a tyre removed from its rim.
  • You have noticed even a small amount of irregular tyre wear.
  • You have unusual vibrations in your steering wheel.

Getting your wheels balanced will increase the life of your steering and suspension systems and optimise your fuel efficiency. At Bridgestone Tyre Centre we use technologically advanced, market leading wheel balancing technology, to achieve perfect wheel balancing. No matter how bad of a case of the shakes your vehicle has, we are confident that we can smooth things out.

Give Lloyd and the team a call today to get a thorough wheel inspection and quick fix by our qualified technicians.

Wheel Alignment

BP Wanaka Wheel Aligment

Do things feel a bit out of line? Having the correct wheel alignment is important when it comes to the safety and the lifespan of your tyres; even your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Wheel alignment can change by simply hitting a pothole, having faulty suspension or any number of other reasons.

The wrong wheel alignment can result in irregular wear on your tyres, low fuel efficiency and extra strain on the driver.

BP Wanaka Wheel Alignment

If you answer yes to any of the following questions you may need your wheels re-aligned.If you answer yes to any of the following questions you may need your wheels re-aligned.

  • Is your car is resisting your steering?
  • Do you feel like your vehicle is pulling to one side or the other?
  • Have you recently had new tyres fitted?
  • Have you had the components in your suspension replaced?• Have you hit anything on the road such as a pothole?
  • Has it been 6 months or have you travelled more than 10,000 km since your wheels have been re-aligned?

If you’re questioning your vehicle’s wheel alignment, give Lloyd and the team a call to book in your vehicle for a check. Using the latest technology, our experienced technicians will check your wheel alignment, as well as the condition of your suspension components to make sure it’s all in order.

Tyre Warranties

Manufacturer’s warranty

All Bridgestone tyres come with a manufacturer’s warranty that covers workmanship in manufacture on:

All New Zealand made tyres for five years from date of manufacture.

  • Imported Bridgestone-branded tyres and tubes for five years from date manufacture, and include tyres bearing the Bridgestone, Firestone, Supercat or Dayton brand.
  • Bridgestone New Zealand does not provide a manufacturer’s warranty on any Bridgestone tyre not imported by Bridgestone New Zealand.
Road Hazard Warranty

Not all punctures are repairable. In fact, simply running over a screw in your driveway could damage your tyre beyond repair. Then you can be forced to pay for another new tyre!

For just $13.50 per tyre, you can receive Road Hazard Warranty, which will make sure you’re covered for:

  • Free puncture repairs
Any repairable puncture will be fixed free of charge for the legal tread life of the tyre.
  • Free tyre replacement
If the tyre can’t be repaired we’ll fit a replacement and you’ll pay nothing within the first 12,000km or 12 months, whichever comes first.
  • Protection for the life of the tyre. 
For the remainder of the legal tread life of the tyre (after 12,000km or 12 months), if the tyre can’t be repaired, you will only pay for the tread you’ve used. For example, if you have only used 15% of the legal tread depth you will only pay 15% of the tyre’s current value to replace it.
How to make a claim

To claim a tyre replacement or free puncture repair through your Road Hazard Warranty, simply present your Road Hazard Warranty card (or your invoice) in-store. Alternatively / additionally you may be asked for your vehicle’s registration number to assist staff to find your warranty details.

Your Road Hazard Warranty can be claimed at the store where you purchased it, or any other Bridgestone Select, Firestone or Bridgestone Tyre Centre.

Road Hazard Warranty terms and conditions
  • Road Hazard Warranty can be claimed at the store where you purchased it, or any other Bridgestone Select, Firestone or Bridgestone Tyre Centre.
  • To claim a tyre replacement or free puncture repair through your Road Hazard Warranty, presentation of your Road Hazard Warranty card (or your invoice) in-store is required. Alternatively/additionally you may be asked for your vehicle’s registration number to assist staff to find your warranty details.
  • Road Hazard Warranty can only be sold with Bridgestone, Firestone, Supercat, Primewell and Dayton branded tyres.
  • It does not cover damage caused by vandalism, motor vehicle accident, mechanical problems, misuse, abuse, misalignment, intentional run flat or snow chains.

Why Bridgestone?

Safety is everything!

It’s easy to lose sight of the simple truth that tyres are one of the most critical safety features of any vehicle. At Bridgestone, your safety sits at the heart of everything we do.

Every year, Bridgestone invests more than $800 million in the research and development of our tyres. With thousands of hours of testing and refining these tyres using cutting edge technology, we continue to surpass global safety standards.

The proof is in the testing

Bridgestone HandPut yourself in safe hands
Did you know there’s the equivalent of only one handprint of tread connecting each of your tyres to the road? That’s just four areas of tread the size of your hand controlling thousands of kilograms of machinery travelling at great speed in all kinds of conditions.

Think about that!

The lives of you, your family and friends, everyone you care about are literally riding on just four handprints.

Our commitment:
We go to such great lengths because we are committed to your safety. When it comes to protecting you on the road, all of the research and development we undertake is to ensure that you’re in the safest hands possible. Whether it’s high performance technology, durability or all round comfort, there’s a Bridgestone tyre to keep you safe wherever you’re going.

Put yourself in safe hands in the care of the world’s number one tyre brand.

How to read your tyre size

Tyre Size Example

Tyre Size illustrationExample: 215/60R15

  • 215 is the width of the tyre in millimetres.
  • 60 is the aspect ratio or tyre profile. • R means it is radial construction.
  • 15 is the diameter of the wheel rim in inches.
  • Along with the manufacturer’s name and the name of the tyre (e.g. Bridgestone Ecopia), there’s always a set of numbers and letters that relate to the size of the tyre. Here’s a rundown on what those numbers mean:

What’s a tyre’s profile?

This relates to the depth of the sidewall (the wall at the side of the tyre). The profile is expressed as a percentage of the tyre’s width. Eg. Our 215/60R15 tyre has a profile or sidewall that is 60% of the 215mm (width). A low profile tyre is generally 50% or below, down to as little as 30% with ultra low profile tyres. Higher performance vehicles are usually fitted with tyres that have lower profiles.

While low profile tyres give you greater control and better handling on corners, they can give a slightly harder ride. Also, going to a lower profile on the same size wheels will alter your speedometer reading so you’ll need to fix that up before you hit the road.

Talk to us and we can help you get the right fitment.

Van & 2WD Ute Tyres

Bridgestone and Firestone Trusted BrandsIt’s important to choose the correct tyre for your working vehicle. Getting the right tyres means an easier working day for you – and better profitability.

Our van and ute tyre range gives you the ultimate in off-road strength and performance. In addition to being reliably tough and durable, our range includes tyres for every working situation… Whether you’re after superior traction, increased wear life or an all-season tyre for all purposes.

Trust Bridgestone to give you the tyre range that you can depend on.

4×4 & SUV Tyres

Bridgestone 4×4 Tyres

Do you love getting off the beaten path and taking your off-road vehicle for a ride in rugged terrain?

We understand the importance of having dependable tyres that will power through the back country roads, whilst still providing a smooth ride.

Whether you need a tyre specially designed for wet, dry or winter performance, we can find it for you.

 With cutting edge tyre technology, we are able to improve your tyre performance and enhance your driving experience.

Our 4×4 tyres are crafted to give you optimal performance on all terrain from highways and urban roads to New Zealand’s rugged back country roads.

Whatever the situation, our 4×4 range will be sure to suit.

Don’t be held back by your tyres! Come on in today and we will be happy to evaluate what tyre best suits your off-road vehicle so you can get back to taking on the terrain.Talk to our expert team today to discover the best 4×4 or SUV tyre for you. _______________________


Bridgestone Dueler A/T 697

Bridgestone Dueler A/T 697Take it on-road or off-road with legendary performance and durability.A premium quality all-terrain tyre exclusively engineered by Bridgestone to ensure comfort and performance both on-road and off-road. The Dueler 697 provides exceptionally low road noise, improved resistance against abrasions and punctures and increased tyre life; assisting in your ability to go anywhere.




Bridgestone Dueler M/T 674

Bridgestone Dueler M/T 674Come out on top with the traction, stablity and toughness you need.The Dueler M/T 674 tyre has been designed to meet the hardcore demands of off-road driving, even through heavy mud.Incorporating revolutionary 3D technology to offer superior durability and off-road performance, it provides maximum traction and control.





Bridgestone Alenza 001

Bridgestone Alenza 001.jpgDesigned for luxury SUVs, Bridgestone Alenza 001 is
exclusively engineered to maximise the potential on both
wet and dry roads in confidence and comfort.Offering high-level braking performance, outstanding tyre
life, and enhanced grip on wet and dry roads, Bridgestone
Alenza tyres are engineered to deliver a dynamic and
luxurious driving experience.




Bridgestone Ecopia H/T EP850

Bridgestone Ecopia H/T EP850The EP850 is a tyre that truly reflects Bridgestone’s advanced technology and commitment to innovation.The ideal SUV and 4×4 tyre for city and highway driving, it offers superior ride comfort, handling and wear life plus Ecopia fuel saving technology.