Treads Unlimited


Treads Unlimited has been focused on service excellence and providing customers with trusted automotive brands since 1967.

We are the sole importers and distributors for Yokohama, Hankook, and GT Radial tyres; McGard Wheel Locks; Duracell and ATLASBX automotive batteries; and Metzeler Motorcycle tyres in the South African and African regional territories.

Tyre Brands

GT Radial is one of the 10 largest tyre manufacturers globally and is available through Treads Unlimited. Its parent company, Giti Tire, is an established and reputable tyre manufacturer priding itself on the quality and safety record of its tyres. 

In 2009, TiAuto was appointed the exclusive South African distributor of the Korean passenger and LDV tyre brand Hankook. Available through Treads Unlimited, Hankook is distributed to all South African retail tyre stores and is also recognised original equipment tyre supplier to well-known vehicle manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Kia and many more.

Metzeler needs no introduction to two-wheel enthusiasts. Founded in Germany in 1892, it has played a significant role in tyre development for motorcycles for more than 100 yearsTherefore, we are proud to say that TiMoto Accessories, a division of TiAuto Investments, is the sole importer and distributor of the complete range of Metzeler motorcycle tyres in South Africa and neighbouring territories. 

In 2022, TiAuto was appointed an authorised South African distributor of MRF tyres.  Madras Rubber Factory (MRF) is a Tyre manufacturer that produces a wide range of tyres.

Established in 1917 in the town of the same name in Japan, Yokohama has become one of the most widely recognised tyres globally, catering to every need from the off-road enthusiast to the general passenger vehicle. With a philosophy driven by ‘technology drives better tyres’, their breakthrough technologies include simulations in aerodynamics, water evacuation, rolling resistance, and tread wear.

Battery Brands

Founded in 1944 in South Korea, the ATLASBX battery company merged with the Hankook Tyre Group in 1977 and has become the sixth-largest battery manufacturer in the world. ATLASBX produces more than 9.5 million batteries annually sold in more than 250 countries. Acclaimed for their quality and reliability, these 100% maintenance-free batteries are backed by a 24-month warranty in South Africa and features improved durability over conventional batteries. These batteries are sealed, preventing the inflow of sparks from outside, making them significantly safer than competitor offerings. 

Built using the world’s most advanced equipment Duracell automotive batteries are sealed and 100% maintenance-free. Available through TiAuto Brands, the product range includes several models ranging from entrylevel to advanced. All batteries in the range offer reliable starting and maximum performance under all conditions. These are batteries worthy to carry the name of Duracell. 


TiAuto is the local agent and distributor of the world-leading McGard range of wheel locks. These innovative one-piece wheel locks operate like typical lug nuts but require a special key tool for removal. Invented in the US in the early 60s, all engineering and manufacturing of McGard Wheel Locks still take place exclusively at the company’s facility in New York. The adaptability of this unique wheel lock design ensures that the McGard wheel lock allows for an unlimited number of different (computer-designed) lock and key patterns to ensure wheel security. 


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