Greater Sydney COVID-19 lockdown

Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong has entered a COVID-19 lockdown


If you can answer yes to one of the questions below, you can continue with your booking


  1. Are you an essential service or critical service employee?
  2. Is the service you require a breakdown or emergency repair?
  3. Is this something that is a matter of safety and you believe it cannot wait until restrictions ease?
  4. My address is not located in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong


If you feel there are extenuating circumstances with your booking or need further assistance please call 13 30 32 for help as to whether we can be of service to you.

Perth and Peel COVID-19 lock down

Perth and Peel have entered a minimum 4-day lockdown from 12:01am, Tuesday 29 June 2021 until 12.01am, Saturday 3 July, 2021

For more information, please visit https://www.wa.gov.au/government/announcements/4-day-lockdown-introduced-perth-and-peel


If you can answer yes to one of the questions below, you can continue with your booking


  1. Are you an essential service or critical service employee? (Essential service employees list can be found here.)
  2. Is the service you require a breakdown or emergency repair?
  3. Is this something that is a matter of safety and you believe it cannot wait until restrictions ease?


If you feel there are extenuating circumstances with your booking or need further assistance please call 13 30 32 for help as to whether we can be of service to you.

South-East Queensland COVID-19 lock down

South East Queensland has entered a COVID-19 lockdown


If you can answer yes to one of the questions below, you can continue with your booking


  1. Are you an essential service or critical service employee? (Essential service employees list can be found here.)
  2. Is the service you require a breakdown or emergency repair?
  3. Is this something that is a matter of safety and you believe it cannot wait until restrictions ease?


If you feel there are extenuating circumstances with your booking or need further assistance please call 13 30 32 for help as to whether we can be of service to you.

South Australia COVID-19 lockdown

South Australia has entered a COVID-19 lockdown.


If you can answer yes to one of the questions below, you can continue with your booking


  1. Are you an essential service or critical service employee?
  2. Is the service you require a breakdown or emergency repair?
  3. Is this something that is a matter of safety and you believe it cannot wait until restrictions ease?


If you feel there are extenuating circumstances with your booking or need further assistance please call 13 30 32 for help as to whether we can be of service to you.

Melbourne COVID-19 lockdown

Melbourne has entered a COVID-19 lockdown.


If you can answer yes to one of the questions below, you can continue with your booking


  1. Are you an essential service or critical service employee?
  2. Is the service you require a breakdown or emergency repair?
  3. Is this something that is a matter of safety and you believe it cannot wait until restrictions ease?


If you feel there are extenuating circumstances with your booking or need further assistance please call 13 30 32 for help as to whether we can be of service to you.

ACT COVID-19 lockdown

ACT has entered a COVID-19 lockdown.


If you can answer yes to one of the questions below, you can continue with your booking


  1. Are you an essential service or critical service employee?
  2. Is the service you require a breakdown or emergency repair?
  3. Is this something that is a matter of safety and you believe it cannot wait until restrictions ease?


If you feel there are extenuating circumstances with your booking or need further assistance please call 13 30 32 for help as to whether we can be of service to you.

Lube Mobile Hygiene Practices When Servicing Customers Vehicles

There is evidence that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads from person to person, some reports suggest the virus can last for several days on surfaces including plastics found in vehicles.


Good hygiene can prevent infection from coronavirus as well as the common cold and flu.


With this in mind we wish to share with you what practices Lube Mobile have put in place to ensure the safety of our Customers and of our staff.


Prior to working inside a vehicle, the Lube Mobile technician will use the following procedure;


  1. The technician will check with you whether you have been overseas and ordered to comply with a self-isolation order.

  2. Disinfect car. 

  3. Disinfect hands. 

  4. Where possible avoid switching on HAVAC system (air conditioning / heater control). 


Disinfect Car

  1. Disinfect outside door handle prior to entering the vehicle. 

  2. Spray or wipe all relevant areas inside the vehicle. 

  3. Allow disinfectant to sit for up to 10mins to dry by airing out the vehicle. 

  4. Conduct works inside the vehicle.

  5. When the work is finished we will give the vehicle a final spray or wipe prior to returning the vehicle to you (including outside door handle). 


Parts of the Vehicle to be Disinfected

  1. Door handle (outside first then inside). 

  2. Steering wheel. 

  3. Radio and other control buttons and indicators. 

  4. Seat belt. 

  5. Any other areas we may need to touch when working inside the vehicle (i.e. glove box handles, drink holders, dashboard, hand brake and gears etc.) 


Disinfect Hands

  1. We will use hand sanitiser or washing of hands prior to entering the vehicle. 

  2. After completing the work we will Sanitise our hands thoroughly and close the door to the vehicle. 


Payment and Invoicing

  1. No Cash payments. Our strong preference is payment by card via the tap and go facility. 

  2. Printing of invoices and quotes will cease and we will instead email them to you. 


Should you have any queries regarding our Coronavirus (Covid-19) procedures, or any other matter please do not hesitate in contacting us on 13 30 32.


Calculate Tyre Size

Mobile Tyre Replacement

Raise Vehicle

Remove Wheels & Old Tyres Off Rim

Fit New Tyres To Rims

Balance New Tyre & Rim Assembly

Check All Tyre Pressures

Refit Wheels Back On Car

When you're looking for new tyres, the number of different brands and sizes can be a little overwhelming. This is where knowing how to calculate tyre size and what differences it can make will help you out. In looking at a tyre website you’ll see a huge array of brands, prices, and sizes. But what does all this mean and is it important to know?

At Lube Mobile, we know that most people are more interested in having a fast service to replace tyres when they need them. But other people enjoy knowing exactly what they’re buying and if getting different tyres to those currently on the vehicle is going to give them increased performance. Before choosing to install a different size of tyre on your rims, you need to know what changes it will make to how your car operates and then decide if it is worthwhile.

If you calculate tyre size and decide to get larger tyres (rarely will people get a smaller tyre) you need to know how it will affect the readings on your speedometer and your ride comfort. In most cases, a larger tyre than what was on the car previously will make the speedometer reading incorrect. This is because it reads speed based on internal workings from the driveshaft and not the actual tyres.

Essentially no speedometer is a hundred per cent accurate in its readings, and most are designed to fall within a certain error range of around 1-5 per cent. This can mean that at 100 km/h the car can actually be travelling at either 95 km/h, or 105 km/h. If you install different tyres on your vehicle it will change this and your speedometer may need to be recalibrated to ensure your readings are accurate. This is simply because larger tyres will cover more ground in a single revolution.

If you calculate the tyre size you can determine the exact amount of change in your speedometer, and adjust your driving accordingly, but this math can get complicated. An easy way to see how much larger tyres have affected your speed is to use the GPS on your phone and download a GPS speed tracker app. Place your phone in a cradle near the dash and find a smooth and straight road (the more unused the better) and run through a few different speeds. Measure the speed reading in your speedometer against the app and note the difference. You can repeat this for the different posted speed signs (40, 50, 60, etc.). If you’re happy doing some math you can do it once for 100 km/h and then use the percentage difference to work out the reading for the others. For example, if you drive at 100 km/h but the app is showing 108 km/h you know there is about an 8% difference, so to drive at 60 km/h your speedometer needs to read 55 km/h (60 / 100 x 8 = 4.8).

At Lube Mobile, we’re your mobile mechanic specialist and we can install tyres that are suitable for your car. If you’re interested in having a smoother ride than you’ll often get from having larger tyres we can supply those for you. We are operating all over Australia, and as we come to you, you can consider us as the tyres shops ‘near me’. With our vans working in large cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, and many other towns and small cities, we’ll always be there when you require a car service or car repairs. You can book in through our website, or by calling our customer service team on 13 30 32. If you're not sure how to calculate tyre size we can help you find out that information.

How to calculate tyre size?

In most cases, you can find out the exact size of your tyre from reading the numbers in the sidewall. However, knowing what these numbers mean will help you to calculate tyre size and that can save you time in searching for a tyre that is the same size as those currently on your vehicle.

If you look on the side of the tyre you can find numbers in this format xxx/xx Rxx, as an example it may read 245/45 R18. These numbers relate to a certain aspect of your tyre, using our example, here is what they mean:

  • 245 - is the normal section width, measured in millimetres

  • 45 - is the aspect ratio or a comparison of the tyre height, measured as a percentage

  • R - indicates a radial construction

  • 18 - is the diameter of the wheel rim, measured in inches

If you can’t find the numbers on your tyre sidewalls you can take all these measurements and calculate the tyre size you require. However, for the best results, you can call tyres shops in your area and they’ll help you find the correct tyre size.

At Lube Mobile, we can supply and fit all sizes of tyres. On our website, you can find the correct tyre size for your vehicle by entering in a few details, such as make, model, and year of manufacture. This makes finding out what tyres you need very easy, and you won’t need to go looking for those elusive tyre numbers. If you can’t find your car using the form, you can call our customer service team and they’ll be able to search up your car and give you a price for the tyres that will fit.