Your car tyres or van tyres are a vital part of the vehicle – they are the only thing in contact with the road so should be kept in good condition and regularly checked. It is also worth being aware that driving with tyres in dangerous condition could lead to a £2500 fine and 3 points per tyre!
At Autoplus Garage we have the experience and dedicated equipment to change and fit all types of tyres for your car or van. We fit everything from well known brands such as Bridgstone, Dunlop, Goodyear, Pirelli, Yokohoma etc. We can also supply budget tyres that still provide good performance and quality.
Please note that we don’t fit part worn tyres, there are lots of concerns with the quality of these tyres, we always say that if a tyre was removed from a car then there must have been a reason. Sometimes tyres can have structural problems that only become obvious when the vehicle is driven. There have also been reports of crashes caused by part worn tyres suddenly failing (a news story is here).
If you have a puncture we may be able to repair it for you instead of having to replace the tyre. This depends on where the puncture is (we can’t fix punctures in the side of the tyre due to safety) , we’re happy to look at the puncture and advise you on the appropriate action. The cost of a puncture repair is £13.50.
Checking your tread depth is easy to do yourself, you can use a dedicated tread depth gauge and compare the measurements from it to the table below:
If you don’t have a tread depth gauge then another simple method is to put a 20p coin into the tread depth – the outer band of the coin should be obscured by the tyre, if you can still see the outer band then the tyre needs replacing. Alternatively we can check the tyre for you of you find that easier!