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Tyres

We can advise you on the right tyre for your driving requirements, and at a low tyre price that won't break your budget.

All of our tyres come with a standard manufacturer guarantee.

Most of the sizes we have them in stock.

There are few different type of tyres: Car tyres, Van tyres, 4x4 tyres to tyres designed specifically for use on caravans, motor-homes, and trailers.

We supply a huge range of premium, mid-range and budget tyres to suit your budget

For any questions, availability of tyres or price please go to:

  • Quick enquiry or Get a Quote, someone from our team will contact you shortly or at a time that suit’s you.
  • Or call us on 01753 850 539 with the tyre size.
  • Alternatively, visit our Centre and we will offer you a very competitive price and best information and advice possible without no obligation.

 

Special offer: 

     Buy 2 x discounted tyres with us and get In & Out Car Valet included with a service.

 

Some of the tyres brands available with us:

Brends of Tyres

And many more economy, premium, mid-range, budget and ultra budget...

Tyre Safety check

Tyre Safety Checks with us are completely Free and with No obligation and there is no need to book. Better still, we only ever recommend you change tyres when it is absolutely necessary. So, if you’ve still got some miles on them to go, we’ll tell you exactly that.  We even go further, to make sure that everything is fine with your tyres if we see uneven tyre wear we will automatically advise you to do a wheel Alignment Check (used to be called Tracking). Alignment checking with us is Free and with No obligation.

We will never try to sell you a tyre if you don’t need it!

What type of tyres to choose?

Not all tyres are the same; manufacturers design each tyre model to provide different performance benefits under specific conditions:

  • The tyre’s you need depends on the kind of car you drive and the type of driving you do. If you drive short distances in and around town on the school run or to the local shops then economy and safety will be a primary concern when choosing a tyre.
  • The tread pattern and rubber compound for the environment are important too. That’s why winter tyres provide great grip on snow covered roads and summer tyres excel on dry surfaces but when placed in the opposite environment, neither tyre work quite so well. That’s why it’s important to select the right tyre for the purpose and weather conditions it is likely to encounter.
  • If you do a lot of motorway driving then low noise, comfort and fuel saving might be factors in helping you find the right tyre.
  • Drivers with luxury cars and sports cars will be interested in high-performance tyres, which offer precision handling, excellent traction and manoeuvrability at speed.
  • Manufacturers also design their car and van tyres with different properties since van tyres generally need to be more hard wearing and able to support more load than the average car tyre.

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What do I need to know when buying car tyres?

Before you can choose a new car tyre, you’ll need the exact measurements for your car’s tyres. This information is printed on the sidewall of a tyre.

All car tyre size information is standardised, so it is the same for all tyres.  An example is a tyre carrying the size lettering: 245/45 R18 97Y.

245: the tyre’s width, in mm

45: the tyre’s side profile, as a percentage of the width (a smaller number here indicates a ‘low profile’ tyre)

R18: the diameter of wheel the tyre will fit, in inches

97: the tyre’s load index – the load capacity of the tyre (97 = 730kg)

Y: Speed rating of the tyre – so you can match the ability of the tyre to the top speed of the car (Y: 186mph)

Tyre Safety

Checking your legal tyre tread depth is one of the most important checks you can make on your car.

Having worn tyres means the only contact patch between you and the road is past its best. You could almost call it an accident waiting to happen. 

If the safety risks don’t hit home, maybe the risk of a £2,500 fine and three penalty points for a worn tyre will? That’s per tyre, too. If all four tyres are worn below the legal limit, you could potentially lose your licence and face a £10,000 fine.

Currently, the UK legal limit for tread on your vehicle’s tyres is 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the tyre and around the entire tyre circumference. However we will always recommend you change your tyres around the 2mm at latest. Ideally you should organize to replace your tyres when the tread reaches 3mm for utmost safety when driving especially in the wet at high speeds.

Tyres must be correctly inflated according to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations. Over-inflated tyres cause excess wear, shortening tyre life and can result in an uncomfortable ride; under-inflated tyres result in increased fuel consumption and faster wear of the tread shoulders plus an increased chance of impact damage.

We recommend that motorists check tyre tread depth, condition and pressure on a regular basis and before any long journeys. If your tyre life is coming halfway to its end, we recommend tyres checks every two weeks. If you are in any doubt - call in at our workshop without booking for a free tyre safety inspection. By regularly checking your tyres with us, we will ensure that your vehicle is safe on the road and legal, ensuring that you avoid any unnecessary points and fines.

For your safety, you should also inspect the general condition of your tyre for any sign of bumps, bulges or cuts which could cause a blow out when driving.

What is the legal tyre tread depth?

The law states the minimum legal tyre tread depth for cars in the UK and Europe is 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the tyre. The tread must meet this minimum requirement across its complete circumference. 

What is the expert-recommended minimum tyre tread depth?

Tyre and safety experts believe the 1.6mm legal minimum is insufficient to guarantee safety – most recommend a minimum tread depth of 3mm for tyre replacement. Tests by UK technical organisation MIRA found that, once tyres are below 3mm, stopping distances increase dramatically.

The difference in wet braking distance between a tyre worn to 3mm and one worn to 1.6mm can be as much as 44%.

Worn tyres are particularly dangerous in the wet because a tyre’s tread helps disperse water away from the contact patch between tyre and road. If there’s less tread depth, less water can be shifted, increasing the risk of aquaplaning and losing grip.

In heavy rain, each tyre can shift one gallon of water every second, illustrating just how hard tyres work. Simply put, deeper tread means they can work better, improving grip.

How to check tyres are in a roadworthy condition

Tyre tread depth to be legal has to be above 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the tyre and around the entire tyre circumference. This must be the case for the middle three-quarters of the tyre.

There are three ways to check this:

How to check tyre tread depth – 20p test

The 20p test is a simplest, quick and easy way of checking the tyre tread of your car's wheels. Just take a 20p coin and insert it into the tread grooves on the tyre. If you can't see the outer band on the coin, your tyres are above the legal limit.

However, if you can see the band and that section of the coin are still visible, your tyres could be unsafe and require professional inspection by a mechanic. Drivers should conduct the 20p test every month to check tyre tread depth.

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Checking tyre tread with tyre tread wear indicators

If the tyre is flush with these, it is below the legal limit and needs replacing.

What happens if you have an accident on illegal/bald tyres?


Driving with tyres that have a tread below the legal limit - or even worse, are bald - is dangerous. It can put you and other motorists at risk. Is very important to know that, If your tyres are worn or damaged it can seriously affect your car's safety and handling

If you are involved in an accident and the car you are driving has illegal or bald tyres, you should be aware of the consequences.

Any insurance claim as a result of an accident could be invalidated, so potentially your insurer won't pay out any money any repairs needed to your vehicle.

However, driving with dangerous or defective tyres also puts drivers at risk of a fine of up to £2,500 and three points on their license. That is per tyre, so four illegal tyres could mean a fine of £10,000 and 12 penalty points.

Most Frequently Questions About Tyres

How do I know when my tyres need to be replaced?

If you notice that your car is not performing as well in wet weather, that it doesn't handle or grip, or takes longer to stop when you brake then your tyres may need replacing. As tyre wear is a gradual process it can be hard to tell when your tyre needs changing which is why we recommend regular tyre checks.

How important is tyre pressure?

The correct tyre pressure is very important; it helps your tyres last longer, provides a smooth, more comfortable ride and makes your fuel go that bit further, so the right tyre pressure helps you save money as well as improving safety. It also reduces carbon dioxide emissions which protects the environment. Did you know that almost 40% of cars run on tyres which are dangerously under-inflated? One of these drivers could be instead you!

Should I repair a puncture?

Punctures can be repaired providing they meet with British Standard. Upon inspection of the tyre, our technician will be able to advise you if your tyre falls into this category.

Tyres can only be repaired in the central area of the tyre - the sidewalls are not repairable, and high speed rated tyres, only one repair is allowed. However, before any repair is carried out, the tyre must be fully inspected for any signs of internal damage which could cause tyre failure.

Can I replace only one tyre at a time?

It's best to replace all four tyres at the same time; however, this isn't always necessary if only one tyre is worn or damaged. However, it can be beneficial replacing two tyres at a time and as a pair, either the front two tyres or the rear two tyres, for optimum handling and grip on each axle. (4x4 vehicles should change all 4 tyres same time or have equal thread lifetime to avoid driveshaft damages) All new tyres should be balanced when fitted to maximise tyre life, fuel economy and for a smoother ride.

We will never try to sell you a tyre if you don’t need it.

What are Run Flat tyres and how do I know if my tyre is one?

Run Flat tyres specially designed to allow you to drive for a short distance with a puncture, even when the tyre is completely flat. This is a temporary, emergency measure allowing the driver to get to a safe place to replace the tyre. Run Flat tyres should not be driven above 30mph and for no longer than 50 miles.

Manufacturers include markings on the tyre tread to identify it as a Run Flat tyre; these differ from one tyre manufacturer to another.

1) Valve:

We always recommend replacing the valve with each and every tyre change. This helps to maintain the correct tyre pressure and avoids further age, damage or deterioration. We also replace missing valve caps to prevent any dust or dirt from entering your new tyre.

2) Balance:

When fitting new tyres to a vehicle, the material or fittings may contain ‘heavy spots ‘disrupting your vehicle’s wheel balance. Unbalanced wheels will almost always cause unnecessary and uncomfortable driving vibrations that can lead to premature wear on your tyres, steering and suspension. We always add balance weights to the wheel to ensure that your wheels remain perfectly balanced.

3) Disposal:

Auto Care Centre is aware of the impact vehicles have on the climate and landfill, which is why all of our centres dispose of used tyres in an environmentally friendly way.

All of our tyres come with a standard manufacturer guarantee. 

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Premium: 

MICHELIN – PIRELLI – BRIDGESTONE – CONTINENTAL  - YOKOHAMA – GOOD YEAR – DUNLOP – HANKOOK

Mid-range:

AVON – FIRESTONE – KUMHO – VREDESTEIN – NANKANG –FULDA – FALKEN – MARSHAL – TOYO, ETC

Budget:

PACE – RADAR – ZETA – NANKANG – INTERTRAC – WESTLAKE – VITOUR – NEXEN – TOYO – JINYU – GOLDSTAR  - AUTOGRIP – ROVELO,  ETC

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