Tyres

It is important that when your tyres need replacing you are given honest, no-nonsense advice that you can trust from a proven local supplier.

The range of tyres available for modern vehicles can be truly bewildering – different sizes, speed ratings, widths – never mind the extensive range of manufacturers available. From budget to branded, size to speed rating you can be sure you can trust ABS to provide quality tyres to fit all makes and models, but most importantly to fit all budgets.

We can also carry out puncture repairs on your tyre depending on the damage levels incurred.


Why is tyre tread so important?

During the lifetime of your vehicle your car tyres will suffer from natural wear and tear. The performance of your tyre, as it begins to age through increased mileage, will affect the performance, safety and efficiency of your car.

Your safety, along with that of your passengers and other road users, can be critically linked to the condition of your tyres. If tyre tread depth falls below the legal limit of 1.6mm then any or all of the following can occur.

  • Road handling can be reduced
  • Braking distance can increase
  • The chance of aquaplaning is increased.

How do I know when my tyres need replacing?

Although the current legal minimum for tyre tread depth is 1.6mm, recent research shows that tyres with a tread below 3mm have a significantly reduced braking distance, especially in wet weather conditions. Most modern tyres include mould tread wear indicators (T.W.I) into the design of the tyres tread pattern usually at the legal limit of 1.6mm. As soon as the tread is worn to the height of the tread wear indicator, you should replace the tyre as soon as possible.

If you have any concerns about your tyres then one of our technicians will be happy to carry out an  impartial health check.