Time for New Summer Tyres

Slovak made Matador tires in Bratislava. Letné pneumatiky Zimné pneumatiky v Bratislave mesta.

My car likes getting high…

It’s mid April, which means it’s time to ditch the winter tyres and get a shiny new set of summer treads.

Hrdza na aute. Slovak made Matador tires in Bratislava. Letné pneumatiky Zimné pneumatiky v Bratislave mesta.

The salted roads mean surface rust is a constant problem.

I went to a place on Vajnorská street in Bratislava which gave me a good deal. Actually it was a very good deal: they were free!  Now before you start wondering if I’m in the Slovak mafia, relax, they were a gift from my father in law as it’s my birthday tomorrow.

Hrdza na aute. Pohľad pod auto. pod motorom.

A rare chance to look underneath my Suzuki Swift.

As you can see, there’s pockets of surface rust making their way across any unprotected metal areas. This is caused by the heavy amounts of salt used on Slovakia’s roads during winter in an effort to reduce the snow. It certainly takes its toll on the nation’s cars.

Surface rust under the car

There’s no serious rust, just patches of surface rust which should be tended to.

After seeing my car hoisted up on those lifty-things, it made me realise how easy it would be to get under there with a water blaster and a brush. I could really get rid of all that dried-up road salt.

This seems to be the worst of the surface rust.

This seems to be the worst of the surface rust.

I need to buy some rust converter which I can spray onto the affected bits under the car when summer arrives. It’ll turn those nasty surface rust patches into neutral patches, and then I’ll apply a healthy layer of spray-grease over it before the next winter.

The garage cleaned and coated my brake drums. hrdza neutralizátor ole

The garage cleaned and coated my brake drums.

The group of guys at the garage were really good. They checked each wheel for any play, and then brushed the rust-dust off and sprayed it with that brown rust preventing paint.

Kúpil som si tieto nové pneumatiky Matador. Sú vyrobené na slovenský. Where are Matador tyres made? They are made in Slovakia!

Matador tyres – Made in Slovakia!

The car rides great on its new tyres, which are also surprisingly quiet on the road. They are a brand called Matador, which are made right here in Slovakia.

I feel good knowing that I am helping the local economy in my own small way by buying locally produced goods.

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