When the area of the tyre that connects with the road is no bigger than an open hand, it is key to make sure that as much power, braking force and driving dynamics are reliably transferred to the wheels as possible. They are also precisely matched with specific chassis components and electronic regulation systems. Comfort, safety and dynamic performance are combined in this way to provide you with the ultimate driving experience.Book now
Checking the tread depth of your tyres is very important. Research indicates that most tyres on the road are either under inflated or below the legal limit of 1.6mm tread depth. It is recommended that you check your tyres every two weeks or before you make any long journeys. We are on hand to assist you with a tyre health check should you need us to, and we can advise the correct approved tyre for your car if a replacement is required.
We can do this as part of a great value comprehensive replacement package, where we will also see to the environmentally friendly disposal of your old tyre. For further information on your tyres and how to check/change them, please see your vehicle owner's handbook or speak to our service department.
Tyre pressure can have a serious effect on the way your tyres wear. Regular checks to help ensure tyre pressure is at the right gauge will maintain the life of your tyres for longer. Over inflated tyres can cause heavy wear in the centre of the tyre, whereas under inflated tyres will wear the shoulders more. To prevent this, checking the tyre pressure at least twice a month and before all long journeys is recommended. The correct tyre pressure readings can be found on the information sticker on the driver's door post with the driver's door open.
Depending on the age and specification of your vehicle, you may also need to reinitialise your Tyre Pressure Warning system. Please check your owner's handbook on how to reset this device, or speak to our service department.
You will need to increase your tyre pressure when carrying heavy loads on a long journey, or towing a caravan or trailer. You can find the settings for these on the information sticker on the driver's doorpost. Remember to deflate your tyres back to the normal pressure once you have finished your journey to avoid any unnecessary wear.
Most importantly, checking for damage will ensure that your vehicle is safe for the road and will give you the best ride quality. Checking regularly for damage, foreign bodies, any unusual tyre wear and checking the tread depth. Take extra care to check the sidewalls of you tyres and ensure there are no cuts and bulges that could have been a result of pothole of kerb damage. Also, keep an eye out for cracks as this is a sign that your tyres are ageing.Book now
The minimum legal tread depth limit is 1.6mm across the middle 75% of the tyre at any point. Should your tyres wear down to below the 1.6mm mark, indicated in the base of the tyre tread groove, your tyres are illegal.
It is recommended that you change your tyres when they reach 78% worn (3mm). Anything below this and the braking and cornering of your vehicle will be affected. The risk of Aquaplaning is also increased when driving on wet roads.
When temperatures drop below 7° centigrade, your regular tyres will start to struggle in cold, wet and icy conditions. Winter tyres will significantly improve your braking distance when coping with the cold seasons. These tyres are designed to last much longer than regular tyres do at lower temperatures. Starting from just £700 RRP and with the option to have your regular tyres stored by us for when you need them again when it warms up for just £50, there isn't really a reason not to.Book now