Fitting new tyres in Ilkeston

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!


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)

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.

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.

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 of 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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