Important COVID-19 update

The government has announced a lockdown from Thursday 5th November 2020 to Wednesday 2nd December 2020.

As an essential service business, we will be operating as normal during this period following strict government guidelines to ensure we are protecting our staff and our customers. 

All of our services are operating normally this includes:

  • Part Sales and Collections
  • Tyrebay Services 
  • Salvage Auctions
  • Collection of Salvage Vehicles (appointments need to be booked)
  • Disposal of your old car

For more detailed information around our services please read our latest COVID-19 update 

Click to review our COVID-19 Safe working policy

DON’T LET YOUR TYRES SPOIL YOUR JOURNEY

DON’T LET YOUR TYRES SPOIL YOUR JOURNEY

Read our top tips for Tyre Safety and getting the best from your Tyres.

1. When should I check my Tyre Pressure?

- It is best to aim to check your tyre pressure every couple of weeks to ensure you are driving on the safest tyres possible.

2. How to check your Tyre Pressure?

- Only check your tyre pressure on cold tyres so this means a car that hasn’t been driven for at least a couple of hours.

- Use an accurate tyre pressure gauge.

- You vehicle handbook or sticker inside the driver door will provide information on correct pressure for your specific vehicle.

3. Why is tyre pressure important?

Under inflated tyres

- Quicker wear on tyres which means buying tyres more frequently.

- Higher fuel consumption

- More risk of blow outs and sudden tyre failure

Over inflated tyres

- Tyres will wear unevenly with the middle of the thread wearing more.

- Can cause a very uncomfortable ride

4. What is good tyre tread depth?

- Tyre tread helps your car to grip to the road and ensure your vehicle is as safe as possible.

- Don’t let your tyres lead you to a fine when the tread depth is less than the minimum requirement of 1.6mm.

- It is advised that when your vehicle reaches 3mm of tread to change your tyres to ensure maximise breaking performance is maintained.

5. Understanding tyre damage and wheel alignment.

- Potholes, objects in the road or hitting the curb can cause tyre damage like cuts and bulges on your tyres

- Look our for bulges when checking your tyres as this will require immediate action to get your tyres checked and replaced

- Are you noticing the wear on your tyres is uneven? Then think about getting a wheel alignment which will boost fuel efficiency and the lifespan of your tyres

If you have any questions regarding your tyre safety then give us a message on our social platforms or leave a comment on this post and our trained Tyre and Service Centre will be more then happy to help you out with your enquiry.

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