Tyre and Mechanical Repairs on the Gibb River Road

Tyre Repairs on the Gibb River Road
Tyre Repairs on the Gibb River Road

The Gibb River Road is notorious for it’s endless corrugations and sharp rocks, and flat tyres are a common problem! If possible, it’s a good idea to take two spare tyres with you.

Some travellers will have no problems and won’t get a single flat tyre on their journey, while others will experience two, three or even more!

 

The best way to reduce your chances of destroying your tyres to is slow down and to reduce your tyre pressure. This will help your tyres cope with sharp objects and the corrugated roads, and should reduce your chances of a puncture or shredding a tyre. Many people drive way too fast along the Gibb River Road, and combine this with high tyre pressures and it’s no surprise that they encounter problems.

The Gibb River Road is a remote part of Australia, and it’s not always easy or cheap to get help. So take a little bit of extra care when driving!

 

If you do need help along your trip, tyre repairs and and basic mechanical services are available at the following points on the Gibb River Road (travelling in the direction of Derby to Kununurra):

 

 

Over the Range Tyre and Mechanical Repairs
Over the Range Tyre and Mechanical Repairs

3 Comments

  • Thank you for talking about tire pressure. I think, in general, it is good to drive slow enough that you are very comfortable and safe. However, I never thought about driving slower because of my tires. It is true that the faster you go, the more pressure is in your tires and the more vulnerable they are to sharp objects. This is particularly pertinent on roads that aren’t perfectly manicured.

  • No one does tyres on the Gibb River Road besides Nev at “Over the Range” workshop in the Phillips Range, inbetween Adcock and Galvans Gorge.

  • With regards to tyre repairs along the Gibb River Road, I assume this means repairing punctures. Does anybody know if replacement tyres of the more common sizes are also available at any of the stations?
    Much appreciate any advice.

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