Tyres And Their Care

Pete Ritchie’S 4WD Training & Adventure Specialists

For deflating tyres (a 4wders first traction tool) I have always used one of my own inventions called a “tyre tool” It’s just a valve clip on a metre of hose combined with a tap and gauge. Means a bloke can deflate his tyres and not wreck his back.

But the fantastic Staun deflators stocked in all Fully Equipped outlets have now superseded this. These deflators come in a set of four and all you do is preset them to whatever pressure you wish, screw them onto your valve and wait for them to shut off at your preset pressure. They are super quick, and take up no room in your ashtray. If you haven’t got a set yet better pop down to your Fully Equipped outlet they are the best invention I’ve come across in the game for a long while.

Well that’s my lot. Whatever you run in the way of tyres, just remember to be a “thinking driver” and drive to suit the boundaries of your black things.

Every now and again you come across a product that is truly revolutionary and worth its weight in gold, saving time and inconvenience when out in the field. The staun tyre deflator kit is one of those rarities, a great accessory that belongs in every four wheeler’s glovebox, easily used for accurate deflation purposes, perfect as a gift.

David Wilson4WD driver trainer, author & presenter of Foxtel’s "Beyond the Bitumen" television series