Fitting new tyres in Ilkeston

Replacement Tyres

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 but at a lower price point.

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).

Puncture Repairs

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.


Budget Car Tyrefitted from £40 (contact us for an exact price)
Premium Car Tyrefitted from £65 (contact us for an exact price)
Puncture Repair£13.50
Tyre CheckFREE (just bring your car to us for a free tyre check)

There are several important benefits of investing in new tyres for your vehicle.

Safety: Safety is a top priority when it comes to driving, and worn or damaged tyres can significantly increase the risk of accidents on the road. As tyres age, their tread depth decreases, which can affect their ability to grip the road and provide traction. This can be especially dangerous on wet or slippery surfaces, where worn tyres may be more prone to skids and slips. New tyres have deeper tread depth, which can improve their traction and help to keep you safe on the road. In addition, new tyres are often made with advanced materials and construction techniques that can further enhance their safety performance.

Fuel efficiency: Another reason to buy new tyres is improved fuel efficiency. As tyres wear down, they can become less efficient and cause your car to use more fuel. This is because worn tyres are more prone to rolling resistance, which is the force that slows down a tyre as it rotates. The more rolling resistance a tyre has, the more energy is required to keep it moving, which can decrease fuel economy. New tyres are designed to have less rolling resistance, which can help to reduce fuel consumption and save you money at the pump.

Performance and handling: New tyres can also improve the overall performance and handling of your vehicle. As tyres age, they can lose their ability to grip the road effectively, which can make your car feel sluggish and difficult to control. This can be especially noticeable when cornering or braking, as worn tyres may not provide the same level of traction and stability as new ones. New tyres can provide a more responsive and smooth ride, making driving more enjoyable and helping you to get the most out of your vehicle.

Lifespan of your vehicle: In addition to these benefits, new tyres can also help to extend the life of your car. Worn tyres can cause excess wear and tear on other parts of your vehicle, such as the suspension and steering components. By replacing your tyres before they become too worn, you can help to prevent unnecessary damage to your car and avoid costly repairs down the line. In this way, investing in new tyres can help to protect your investment and ensure that your car stays in good condition for as long as possible.

Cost savings: While it may seem counterintuitive, buying new tyres can actually save you money in the long run. This is because driving on worn or damaged tyres can be more expensive in the long term due to the increased risk of accidents and the need for additional repairs. By investing in new tyres, you can help to reduce these costs and potentially save money over the lifespan of your vehicle.

Environmental benefits: Finally, it is worth considering the environmental benefits of buying new tyres. Many newer tyre models are designed to be more eco-friendly, with features such as low rolling resistance and the use of recycled materials. By choosing these types of tyres, you can help to reduce your carbon footprint and make a positive impact on the environment.

In conclusion, buying new car tyres can provide a range of benefits that can improve safety, fuel efficiency, performance, and the overall lifespan of your vehicle. While the upfront cost of new tyres may be higher than continuing to drive on worn or damaged ones, the long-term benefits can make it a worthwhile investment. As always, it is important to carefully consider your needs and budget when making a decision about your tyres, and at Autoplus Garage we can work with you to ensure that you are getting the best value for your money and requirements.

Tyre Tread Depth Checks

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:

  • 8 mm Tyre is 0% worn. Excellent!

  • 7 mm Tyre is approximately 15% worn. Very good.

  • 6 mm Tyre is around 30% worn. Good.

  • 5 mm Tyre is roughly 45-50% worn. OK.

  • 4 mm Tyre is approximately 65% worn. Acceptable.

  • 3 mm Tyre is near 80% worn. Plan to replace.

  • 2 mm Tyre is 95% worn. Alarming!

  • 1.6 mm Tyre is now at its legal limit, but that’s no reason to use it. Replace immediately!

  • Under 1.6 mm Tyre is now illegal, and subject to a £2,500 fine and 3 points on your licence. Irresponsible and dangerous

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 if you find that easier!


We offer a full range of garage services to vehicle owners in Ilkeston and the surrounding area. We can help you with everything from an oil change to an engine change.

  • Main dealer service at local garage prices

  • We are friendly and professional

  • We handle a wide range of car and van repairs

  • We go the extra mile to help our customers

  • We get the job done right — the first time


  • Do you fit part worn tyres?

    We don’t fit part worn tyres due to safety concerns. See for more information.

  • What tyre checks can I do myself?

    Tyre checks you can do yourself include:

    • checking the tyre pressure
    • checking the tread depth, using a tyre tread depth gauge or a 20p coin
    • check the overall condition, are there any bulges in the sidewall, is the tread wearing evenly across the whole tyre
  • The legal minimum tread depth for cars in the UK is 1.6mm throughout a continuous band comprising the central three-quarters of breadth of the tread and around its entire outer circumference. Tyres should be replaced before they get close to this limit though!

  • Can you repair tyre punctures?

    We can repair tyre punctures so long as the hole isn’t too large and is in a part of the tyre where it is safe to repair (not in the sidewall for example). Sometimes it is more economical to replace the tyre, we advise the appropriate course of action in these curcumstances.

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