We no longer update online pricing purely because it has become a nightmare to manage... There is no standardisation in the tyre industry and there are daily price changes, vast amounts of price changes.
Now we have a Request a Quotation feature and usually respond within a few hours, give it a test in the Tyre Shop.
The rest of this page will be updated in time as only some sections of information need updating, please check any point by requesting a quotation, sending us an email or calling us on 011 454 0606.
ALL the tyre suppliers have their own way of supplying information for this website.
A lot of information is unfortunately not supplied, e.g. runflat tyres - some call them self supporting, others call them zero pressure etc., and some do not supply any other info such as what vehicle model etc. the tyre is for; the list is long, we must adapt the information to provide it to you.
The final outcome is that by filtering e.g. by runflat - it is possible your tyre is not found in the resulting tyre display grid... the best way to search for a tyre is by entering the tyre size in the Tyre Size widget at the top of the Tyre Shop page, then filtering down to your preferred brand (etc.) using the filter widgets to the right of the tyre display grid.
Here are some more examples:
Selecting the BMW option in Passenger tyres does not list all tyres available for BMW, it only lists tyres that the supplier said was for BMW - many other tyres can be used, not every BMW has a specific tyre range.
Summer UHP is Goodyear specific so the tyres listed are not the only Ultra High Performance tyres on the website!
On the truck side, if e.g. a steer tyre does not come up under the Steer filter, it may be that the information was not supplied, only a pattern and no reference to Steer anywhere in the provided tyre title or description - we can't show examples as we don't want to single out specific suppliers...
The resulting display grid can sometimes be overwhelming with the choice available, depending on your tyre size, e.g.:
77 different 205/55R16 tyres;
53 different 185/65R15 tyres;
73 different 215/65R16 tyres…
On truck, there are more than 180 different 315/80R22.5 tyres - sometimes it even boggles our minds.
New filters have been added, updated help sections will be added soon.
If you prefer to talk to a human, please call us on 011 454 0606.
Cockpit Tyre is an independent tyre distributor established in 1996.
Cockpit buys tyres from many different tyre manufacturers, suppliers and importers.
It is impossible to keep stock of every tyre size and brand available in South Africa in one warehouse.
We carry a model stock list of popular tyre sizes and brands, all other tyres must be ordered from one of our partner tyre networks and be delivered to Cockpit. Times may vary from a few hours to a few days depending on where the tyre is.
There can be differences in our pricing for the same tyre as more than one supplier may carry the same tyre at a different price and every deal is subject to that tyre being available from that supplier at the time of your confirmed payment for the tyres you have selected. Once we confirm the stock is available for your order, you have one hour to make a deposit or full payment for your purchase, or the tyres are released back into the supplier's stock or our own stock again and becomes available for sale as stock can be very limited at times, especially these days.
Cockpit Tyre makes you the offer of the tyre, if you wish to buy it, order it online - immediate payment is not required.
You can also phone us to order on 011 454 0606.
If the stock is available, we will advise you and pending receiving your payment, either a deposit or the full amount, we will secure the order.
The booking lasts one hour, thereafter it expires, the tyre may no longer be available, things change quickly in the tyre industry and there are stock problems at the moment. There are waiting lists for months on certain sizes of tyres.
Upon confirmation of the payment within the hour, the order will be placed with the supplier.
Not required for 30 day account holders.
Delivery to Cockpit depends on the supplier and where the stock is in South Africa.
Sometimes that tyre you're looking for..., there may only be 1 tyre available in South Africa (from our network of suppliers) at that time and it could be on the other side of the country.
We will get it to Cockpit for you.
There are orders that can be fulfilled immediately if we have stock, orders that have 3 hour guaranteed deliveries, orders on 24 hour delivery, orders with 3 to 4 days delivery from main centres, and orders that can take 1 to 2 weeks from outer lying areas.
It all depends on where your tyre is...
Booking a tyre online is not a guarantee that the tyre is available. Upon stock confirmation and when payment is confirmed, the order can be confirmed and secured. That's when the stock is confirmed.
When you book a tyre, you are initiating a search, order and deliver system for that tyre that we have over 25 years active operational experience in getting the tyre to you. Cockpit was established in 1996.
NB! We do NOT accept BACK ORDERS and no tyre offered on the Cockpit website shall ever be deemed to be on back order.
Back orders can only be made by special arrangement.
Back orders are subject to various, and strict terms and conditions not covered on this website.
Please contact us for more info.
We purchase e.g. Michelin tyres directly from Michelin and from several other suppliers. Why? Because sometimes Michelin does not have stock so we fallback to other suppliers who have stock.
We are direct suppliers of tyres manufactured and imported by all the popular brands such as Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone/Firestone, Continental, Goodyear, Dunlop and many others, as well as tyre suppliers for a vast network of tyre importers.
Every tyre supplier has their own discount structure and depending on how many tyres the supplier manufactures, buys or imports from a particular manufacturer or importer, will dictate their pricing and subsequently our pricing. And then all the rest of the economy.
If we can get stock from the supplier with the best price then we will do so, if we cannot, due to stock shortages or a myriad of other contributing reasons, then the next supplier's pricing may be higher and if they are the only ones with the tyre, if you'd like to buy it, we are committed to getting it for you.
THERE ARE STOCK PROBLEMS WITH ALL MANUFACTURERS, IMPORTERS AND SUPPLIERS!
WE BUY FROM WHOEVER HAS THE TYRE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.
In the case where we source the tyre from 3rd party suppliers we cannot guarantee the stock availability at the price.
Once you have placed your order we will make sure who has the stock at the best price and update you.
There is no obligation to continue and you don't have to worry about when your money will be returned.
We will confirm your order total and you can pay either when you pop in to have your tyres fitted (or to collect), or you can pay with cash or credit card, without using your bank info that would then be stored online or you can prepay/deposit by EFT.
Cash deposits at a bank and/or cheque deposits are not accepted due to high banking fees.
No deposit required for Cockpit account holders ordering tyres.
30 day accounts are subject to Terms and Conditions.
A note about payment clearance. We do not control the banks and the way payments clear. A payment is only clear once our accounts department has cleared the payment. No goods will be released without the payment clearance from our accounts department. Whether this takes an hour, a day or more, this is the reality we live in.
When you buy a tyre from Cockpit at an advertised price, it includes a new rubber valve (TR414)*, fitment of the tyre to your rim and balancing of the tyre, with fitment back to your vehicle.
If you buy and want to collect the tyre for fitment elsewhere, we do not offer additional discount off the advertised price.
We provide the fitment and balancing as a service because you bought the tyre from us, otherwise it's like going to a restaurant and being charged extra to use a plate and cutlery to eat the food. These services are still itemised on the invoice and is already included in the advertised price.
The offer of any tyre on this website, subsequently any tyre from Cockpit Tyres, is subject to the tyre being available from the respective supplier at the time of receiving your order and you having secured your order with a deposit or full payment.
* Only if your rim takes the TR414 valve, if you have a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, this does not include a new sensor valve or any other type of valve.
We do not fit motorcycle or ATV tyres and only offer the deals for the home DIY fitter and people who have their preferred garage that does their tyre work.
At the moment we do not offer deliveries of online orders. You will need to use your own courier service if you wish to buy tyres from us and have them delivered to you.
We do offer deliveries and collections for account holders, please enquire.
We do collect recaps and deliver tyres to our account holders around the Gauteng area and we travel as far as Mpumalanga for the time being.
Please contact us should you require a special delivery.
If you fit a tyre at our fitment centre and there is a problem with the tyre we will submit the relevant tyres and information to the manufacturer or importer.
Tyres will be checked and a report will be provided by the manufacturer / importer. The time this takes varies depending on many factors, we will stay in touch with you while the tyre is in for a technical report.
If it is a manufacturing or material defect then the manufacturer/supplier will stand behind their product and they usually do the right thing and either replace the tyre or credit the unused tread on the tyre. Terms and Conditions apply.
Every tyre has it's own story to tell and we will deal with the manufacturer/supplier to determine the problem with the tyre.
If you ordered tyres and used your own courier to bring you the tyres and there is a problem before fitting the tyres to the vehicle, please let us know immediately. Ultimately, if the tyre was correctly supplied then the transport charges will be for the client's account to get the tyres back to us. If it is concluded that the tyre is defective and was clearly defective at time of shipment then Cockpit will be responsible for the transport charge.
If the tyres have already been fitted, then the tyre must go through the usual channels to submit a tyre for a technical report.
We do not manufacture tyres. If there is a problem we will assist you to get the best outcome.
It is unfortunate that our roads are falling apart and that your tyres will be at greater risk every time you drive anywhere.
Not all tyre problems are manufacturing or material defects, therefore, in the event of any tyre claim, the replacement tyre used while we await the manufacturer/suppliers report will be for the client's account.
If the manufacturer/supplier finds the claim is valid and they issue a credit, this credit will be passed on to the client in the form of a credit for use in future or other tyre or service purchases. Cash or other forms of refund are subject to approval.
There may be handling fees involved with returning tyres that were correctly supplied, more information will be supplied at the time as every manufacturer/supplied has their own handling fees and processes.
Every tyre manufacturer/supplier has their own warranties.
We're only human and mistakes do happen, e.g. we received a price list from a supplier with a 195/65R15 passenger tyre listed at R75 (item number 200 in a 600 item price list) - that's a mistake, we're not able to fulfill an order for this tyre had it slipped through and if it was listed on the website (it had, it was found by chance). The tyre supplier in question will not supply the tyre due to human error in pricing. If it looks too good to be true... E.&O.E.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding buying tyres from Cockpit please contact us either through the website or by email. You can also call us on TEL.: 011 454 0606.