We stock a wide range of new tyres for cars, vans and 4x4s to suit your driving needs and budget. Available 6-days-a-week.
Our tyres come in a wide range of options from runflat tyres to reinforced models designed to cope with extra loads and at a price to suit your pocket. Choose cheap tyres from our budget range or select from premium brands including Pirelli and Goodyear for maximum performance and safety.
Every new tyre we fit comes with a lifetime mileage guarantee which provides cover against manufacturing defects throughout the legal life of the tyre. If your new tyre develops a fault it will be returned to the manufacturer for inspection and a refund given for the remaining tread if a defect is found.
Please make sure you bring your locking wheel nut key along for your tyre replacements. If you have locking wheel nuts fitted, we will need the key in order to remove the wheels from your car. The locking wheel nuts can usually be found in the glove box or underneath the boot liner along with the spare tyre.
As of November 2012, all new car, 4x4, SUV, van and most truck tyres manufactured after 1st July 2012 carry an EU tyre label which is similar to the energy stickers that appear on white goods.
No two makes of tyre are the same, so the EU tyre label has been created to provide drivers with objective, reliable and comparable information about each tyre so that you can make a more informed choice when buying new tyres. The EU’s targeted outcome is that road safety will improve and that the environmental impact of road transport will be reduced.
Every tyre is assessed on three key areas of tyre performance and given a rating in each of these three categories for the EU tyre label, allowing the consumer to compare tyres on a like-for-like basis. The three areas assessed are:
The EU tyre labelling criteria looks at the rolling resistance of the tyre in order to rate its fuel efficiency. Rolling resistance is the force acting opposite to the tyre’s direction of travel. As a tyre rolls along the road it creates friction, the higher the friction the more energy will be needed to keep the tyre rolling, making the engine work harder and using more fuel. Tyres with low rolling resistance place lower demands on fuel since less energy is being used as the tyres roll along the road.
The difference in fuel consumption between a car fitted with A and G class tyres is around 0.5 litres per 100km, that's a saving of around 80 litres and more than £110 per year.*
Other factors affect fuel consumption such as aerodynamics, vehicle weight, type of engine, auxiliary systems like air-conditioning slope of the road, personal driving style, tyre pressure level, accelerations or general traffic conditions.
*Savings based on a petrol engine car travelling 10,000 miles per year with £1.40 per litre fuel cost
Tyres with excellent wet grip have shorter braking distances on slippery roads and increased aquaplaning resistance, essential for keeping you safe in the rain.
These ratings are measured from the distance travelled by a car after braking at 50mph in the wet.* Tyres with the best EU tyre label rating for wet grip will exhibit a 30% shorter braking distance than those with the worst rating for a full set of tyres fitted to an average car.
A tyre’s EU tyre label wet grip rating reflects the capacity of the tyre to brake on a wet road. However, there are other parameters which are relevant for safety (e.g. road holding ability, directional control, deceleration ability on wet and dry surfaces at higher speed and aquaplaning behaviour) but wet grip was chosen by the EU as the most representative situation of reduced adherence in Europe.
*Testing according to regulation EC 1222/2009
Exterior noise levels are measured in decibels (dB) and shown as one, two or three sound waves on the EU tyre label. One wave is the best performance, three is the worst. In fact, three bars is the current limit, while two meets future laws and one is a further 3dBs below. The EU tyre label only measures the external rolling noise of the tyre which is not related to the in-cabin noise that the driver will experience.
There are two ways to find out your tyre size. Your vehicle handbook will include details of the correct tyre size. You can also check the side wall of your existing tyres.
There is no standard rule for how long tyres should last before they need replacing. Generally, it is recommended that front tyres should last for approximately 20,000 miles and rear tyres should last 40,000. However, many factors influence the rate at which tyres degrade; including driving conditions, weight carried and driving habits. Fast driving and harsh weather conditions can lead your tyres to deteriorate much faster. Our recommendation would be that you have your tyres professionally checked at least once every 5 years. If you think your tyres are getting close to needing replacements, or even just for peace of mind, why not bring your tyres in to Trevelyan's Auto Care Ltd for a free tyre check.
One tell-tale sign that your tyres need changing is a noticeable deterioration in performance. So this could mean your car does not handle or grip the road as well in poor weather conditions as it normally does, or it takes longer to stop when you apply the brakes. There are a variety of reasons for tyre wear including emergency braking, misalignment, under inflation or over inflation.
Please visit Trevelyan's AutoCare Ltd for assistance. We will be happy to help.
When driving at speed you may notice the steering wheel begin to wobble. This is sign that the wheel balancing could be incorrect.
PSI, or Pounds per Square Inch, is the imperial measure for air pressure. Your tyres will have a recommended air pressure or PSI which you should keep topped up. Under inflated tyres are inefficient and unsafe. Your tyre's recommended air pressure will be printed in your vehicle manual.
A reinforced tyre is one that has a strengthened sidewall meaning it is able to carry heavier loads. Reinforced tyres are recommended for commercial vehicles where loads are generally increased.
A run flat tyre is a tyre designed to maintain enough strength in the sidewall and profile to allow your car to be driven to the nearest garage for replacement in the event of a puncture. The advantage of this is that you don't have to stop and fit the spare tyre. Run flats cannot be used long term however, and should be taken to a garage for replacement as soon as you become aware of a puncture.
A tyre bead is the ring of steel wire within a rubber wrapper that helps to hold the tyre to rim.
A tyre speed rating indicates the top speed that a tyre is able to safely travel at. It can be seen on the tyre side wall, shown by the final letter after the wheel size details. It is vital that your tyres have a suitable speed rating for your vehicle’s top speed, having a speed rating that is too low is dangerous and can invalidate your insurance.
The rolling resistance of a tyre is the energy needed to keep the tyre moving at a constant speed. Tyre manufacturers strive to create tyres with reduced rolling resistance which means less energy is being used to keep the tyre moving. As a result, the vehicle is more fuel efficient.
The tread compound and tread pattern differs in summer and winter tyres. Winter tyres are specially developed to provide improved driving performance in conditions below 7 degrees celcius. Winter tyres are not just for driving in the snow, you'll also benefit from their superior grip and handling on wet and icy roads.
Unbalanced wheels can causes premature wearing of suspension and steering components, tyres and rotating parts. You may also experience vibration causing discomfort for the driver. Correct wheel balancing can help to eliminate such issues.
The legal limit for minimum depth of tread on a vehicle's tyres is 1.6 millimetres across the central 3/4 of the tread around the complete circumference of the tyre.
Every tyre has a load index which is a numerical code that ranges from 0 to 279 that corresponds to the maximum load a tyre can carry at the speed indicated by its speed symbol. For example, a tyre load index of 76 can carry up to 400 kilograms.
The speed rating of a tyre is represented by a letter of the alphabet at the end of the tyre size code. The speed rating indicates the maximum speed that the tyre is capable of reaching safely. The easiest way to check the speed rating is to check your existing tyres – the speed rating will be printed on the tyre sidewall. Alternatively, check your vehicle handbook for information about appropriate speed rated tyres for your vehicle.
Alignment or tracking is a process of adjusting the angle of your wheels to the optimum position as per the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. This ensures the vehicle steers in a straight line and tyres wear evenly across the tread.
Balancing is a process that takes place whenever a new tyre is fitted to a rim to ensure that when the tyre and wheel spin, their weight is equally distributed across the whole tyre. An unbalanced wheel places more weight on one part of the tyre leading to steering wheel vibration and uneven tyre wear.
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