Wheels & Tyres


If your car has contact with a pot hole or a curb it may result in the alignment of the wheel being knocked out of balance and this could affect the vehicle geometry.

Wheel alignments are available on request and we have a wheel balancing & camber setting service for front wheels – this ensures that your car is well balanced and steers well.

Correct tyre pressures and alignment are safety features of your vehicle, aiding stopping distance and fuel economy, whilst also extending the life of your tyres. We use a variety of quality tyre brands – this improves performance and increases time before replacement over lesser alternatives.

When do I need to replace my tyres?

You should change car tyres when the tread is below about 2mm, when you notice damage, or when you suffer a flat that cannot be repaired. By law, car tyres must have a tread depth of at least 1.6mm across three quarters of the tread width, around the full circumference.

But a tyre’s ability to grip, especially in wet conditions, will deteriorate well before this, so start looking around when the depth reaches 2mm-3mm. A new tyre has a depth of about 8mm.

According to statistics from VOSA, the body in charge of MOT tests, defective tyres and wheels accounted for a fifth of MOT failures in 2007.