The tyres on your car are the only part of your vehicle that makes contact with the surface below and is a very important aspect of your vehicle. The tyres are in charge of gripping the roads so that the car is stable, can turn around corners at certain speeds and is one of the many parts that ensure your vehicle gives the passenger a smooth ride.
There are a few checks that you can do to ensure your vehicle is safe on the roads and in slippery, wet surfaces, can grip the surface well:
Depth of tyre tread
Checking Tread for stones or other foreign bodies
Tyre valves tightened
General condition of tyre (Wear and tear, baldness of tyre)
If you are in any doubt as to whether your tyres are legal and safe please drop in and one of our staff will be more than happy to check them for you and give you a quote there and then for any replacement tyres that are required.
Large Stock of Tyres
Most Vehicles Covered
Most Makes Can be Supplied.
All our tyres are expertly fitted using the latest, state-of-the-art equipment.
Fitting usually includes new valves and computerised wheel balancing.
Stay Legal – Stay Safe
Your tyres are probably the most important piece of equipment on your car. Those strips of rubber are all that sit between your car and the road at speeds of up to 70mph. As such, it’s vital to your safety that they are kept in good order and checked regularly for wear and correct inflation.
Apart from the risk of a hefty fine and points on your license for driving with worn tyres, they’re simply not safe. The legal limit is currently 1.6mm tread depth across the central 75% of the tyre. The penalty for each tyre is a £2,500 fine and 3 points on your license.
If all four tyres are below the legal limit, you could face a £10,000 fine and risk a driving ban.
How incorrectly inflated tyres can affect your car
Incorrectly inflated tyres can affect your car’s steering, road holding and handling, result in faster and uneven tyre wear, increase fuel consumption, increase stopping distances and affect the comfort of you and your passengers.