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TYRES

Our aim is to make purchasing the right tyre at the right price as simple as possible. Our tyre selector will guide you to the ideal tyres for your vehicle from thousands of tyres from the world's leading brands including Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Firestone and Goodyear.

 

Legal

The UK minimum requirement for tyre tread depth is 1.6mm. That is the minimum allowed depth across 3/4 of tyre at any along the circumference. Most tyres come with a 2mm indicator which can be seen in the thread gap itself.

 

What size tyre is on my car

The tyre size is written on the side wall of the tyre. It is normally written in three groups of numbers followed by a letter. They correspond to Tyre Width / Aspect Ratio / Diameter / Speed Rating. An example of this is: 195 / 65 / 15 V. Some vehicles have different size tyre at the front and rear. Manufacturer design the car to run on specific size and rated tyres, so for best performance ensure the right tyre is fitted to your car.

 

Uneven Tyre wear

Tyres not filled to the correct pressures will cause uneven wear to a tyre. Also the wheel alignment of the vehicle can cause uneven wear. This is why it is always best to have your wheel alignment checked and adjusted when you fit new tyres on your vehicle.

 

Tyre Sign on Dashboard

Later cars use Run Flat tyres. A Run Flat Tyre has heavily re-enforced side walls that when a puncture occurs you cannot tell by looking and sometimes cannot even feel when driving. For these reasons manufactures have sensors on the wheel to detect if the air pressure is low on a tyre. Once the tyre has been replaced to fill to the correct pressure we can reset the indicator for you.

 

3D (pro42) WHEEL ALIGNMENT  / TRACKING

The Visualiner 3D (PRO42) aligner uses advanced technology to improve the productivity and performance levels of shops world-wide by offering faster alignment, precision measurements and reliable service.

Incorrect alignment can result in rapid irregular tyre wear and can even affect the handling and safety of the vehicle

Wheel alignment can be affected by driving against a kerb, hitting a pothole in the road or by excessive wear to steering or suspension components. Alignment of wheels and tyres to the specification required by your vehicle is an important way to guarantee a smooth ride and to get the most out of your tyres.

The direction and angle at which tyres are set are both important. Wheel alignment or 'tracking' involves checking the direction and angle against vehicle manufacturers' specifications. These are often described as toe in, toe out, positive camber or negative camber.

"Toe" refers to whether the fronts of the tyres are closer or further apart than the rear of the tyres. Different types of vehicles need different toe settings to allow for the way that wheels pull either towards each other or apart.

"Camber" is the inward or outward tilt of a tyre. The camber is set by the vehicle manufacturer, and can be affected by potholes in the road and may need to be adjusted periodically.

ILLUSTRATION OF TOE AND CAMBER

It's worth keeping an eye out for unusual wear on your tyres, such as premature wear on the inside or outside shoulder, which could be caused by an incorrect camber setting.

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