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TYRES NOW AVAILABLE
We now have a range of Tyres in stock. Contact us today for Tyre prices and information…
- Professional tyre fitting
- Pressure checks
- Tyre Tips
- Tracking / Alignment
- Puncture repairs
- Wheel Balancing
- Free pre-NCT tyre check
Watch your Tread
The tread on a tyre is specifically designed to help give a good grip to the road surface in wet weather conditions. The effectiveness of the tyres to grip in wet weather conditions decreases as tyre tread patterns wear down or as there is more surface wear of the tyre. The legal limit of tread depth for car tyres in Ireland is at least 1.6mm throughout a continuous band comprising the central three quarters of the breadth of tread and round the entire outer circumference of the tyre.
Most car tyres have tread wear indicators in the tread grooves which will become visible when the tyre is worn to 1.6mm remaining tread. Tread wear indicators are bars made of hard rubber lying crossways across the tread. You can’t see them on new tires, but as the tread wears down, they become visible. This should be taken as a sign that the tyre is ready for replacement.
Keep the Pressure
There are three main reasons why maintaining the right tyre pressure is important:
- To maintain balanced braking
- To give maximum road grip
- To prolong the life of the tyre
Check tyre pressures regularly, including the spare. Pressures should be checked cold, as there is an increase when the tyre has warmed up after being driven. You should regularly check the wheels and tyres of your vehicle for damage, cuts, punctures, tears, bulges on tyres and deformation cracks or severe corrosion on wheels at least every 14 days, as well as after driving off road or on rough roads. Damaged wheels can cause a loss of tyre pressure.