Do you ever wonder when you will get money to replace your tires when they are no longer road worthy, or if one of your tyres is damaged?
Well wonder no more because Power Tyres, a Gaborone based tire-services company has come up with a scheme called Motshelo for Tyres to keep you driving.
Cheswa Holdings (Pty) Ltd trading as Power Tyres was established in 2008 and it is a wholly owned citizen tyre services company operating from old Lobatse Road Industrial in Gaborone.
“For the past few years people have been broke but still have to drive.
While tyres are expensive, there is so much to spend money on especially for the uninsured and the poor,” explains Mbakiso Samu, Power Tyres Marketing Manager.
In the scheme registered members contribute from as little as P75.00 to P180.00 monthly depending on tyre sizes ranging from 13-20inhes and condition.
“This aid is tailor made to give you peace of mind knowing that in case you experience any unforeseen damage to your tyres either due to tyre burst or ultimately wear and tear you do not need to dig into your pockets.
“With the advent of import cars, a lot of people buy expensive cars abroad which fit very big expensive tyres and some can’t even afford insurance.
That is where we come in because some tyres cost up to P40 000 each.
“We also save lives and cars from accidents by reducing the risk and cost of tyres.
The good thing about it is that you don’t even have to buy the tyres from us,” Samu further explains.
Managing Director, Frederick Ramodisa adds that they have a similar product for companies called Corporate Aid.
“This product is designed to relieve companies from recurring overheads arising from purchases, repairs and maintenance (wheel alignment, puncture repairs and wheel balancing),” he says.
Another product that will soon be rolled out by the company is the Taxi Special Aid. The company will assist taxi clients who experience tyre related break downs.
Ramodisa further states; “All we are saying is that tyres are expensive, so leave tyre problems to us and concentrate on your day to day job.”