Tyre Fitting & Repair
Crewe Tyre & Exhaust Ltd specialise in tyre maintenance, fitting and repair. Our team of experts are highly experienced and knowledgeable about UK Tyre Law, the best types of tyre for your usage and whether a tyre can be repaired or will need replacing. We offer a free tyre checking and advice service.
The deterioration of tyres is usually gradual and hard to notice when you drive your vehicle daily. Therefore, it is important that you have your tyres checked regularly for wear and tear and any damage that they may have incurred. Worn tyres can increase stopping distances and reduce the handling and gripping of the tyres to the road. Damaged tyres can be particularly dangerous as they can unpredictably perish or cause a 'blow-out'.
It is also important to keep your tyres correctly inflated. Under or over inflation can cause your tyres to wear unevenly, meaning that you may have to replace them sooner than you anticipate. Wrongly inflated tyres can also result in higher fuel consumption. Misaligned tyres may also cause uneven wear.
What is UK Tyre Law?
It is a legal requirement by law that all vehicles are fitted with the correct size and type of tyre for the type of vehicle that you are driving and the purpose for which it is being used. It is also a legal requirement that the minimum tread depth is 1.6mm. It is recommended that you replace your tyres before they reach this depth.
If you do not adhere to UK Tyre Laws you may be given three points on your licence and a fine (per tyre). Therefore, if you have four illegal tyres on your vehicle you could receive 12 points - resulting in losing your licence.
Tyre Maintenance Tips
To keep your tyres in their best condition so that they last longer you should do the following:
- Check tyres for wear and tear regularly (you can check this via the tread wear indicators on your tyre).
- Check for tyre damage regularly.
- Check tyres are correctly inflated on a monthly basis or before a long journey.
- If you suspect your tyres are wearing unevenly, have the alignment checked.
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If you would like more information on our tyre services please contact us on 01270 255 966 or fill in our online contact form. Crewe Tyre & Exhaust Ltd also supply and fit exhausts and batteries throughout Crewe, Nantwich, Chesire and surrounding areas.
Tyre tread depth must not fall below the legal requirement of 1.6mm for cars and light trailers. This 1.6 mm should be in a continuous band throughout the central three quarter of the tread width, throughout the whole of the circumference. Failure to comply with this legal requirement not only means you are at risk [...]