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Tyre Fitting and Repairs

We fit and repair tyres on all makes and models of cars, 4x4's and light commercials. We can supply, fit and balance Budget tyres and Branded Tyres at competive prices. We carry out puncture repairs on all sorts of tyres from sit on lawn mower tyres up to tractor tyres.

We have the lastest four wheel laser tracking equipment to carry out all your tracking needs. Correct tyre maintenance and care is critical for your safety, no matter what type of vehicle you are driving, Winter Tyres and Summer Tyres are available to order and fit. To book your vehicle in for tyres or tyre repair please phone 01597 810481 / 810396 or Email us etjamesfairfield@btconnect.com

Tyre Pressures

The manufacturer of your vehicle specifies the suitable pressure, and it is your responsibility to make sure that the pressure is checked and corrected on a regular basis, at least every couple of weeks. There are three main reasons why maintaining the right tyre pressure is important.

The first is safety. Tyres that are under inflated can overheat, and over inflated tyres can lead to poor vehicle handling on the road and waer the outside of the tyres very quickly. The second reason is economy. Over or under inflated tyres suffer more damage than those with the correct pressure and need to be replaced more regularly. Vehicles with under-inflated tyres have increased rolling resistance that require more fuel to maintain the same speed.
The third reason for maintaining the correct tyre pressure is good for the environment. Correct tyre pressures help to maintain optimum fuel efficiency. This can equate to lower Co2 emissions coming from your vehicle than those with incorrect tyre pressures and that has to be good for the environment.
For the correct tyre pressure for your vehicle please click on the Tyre Pressure Guide link

Wheel Balancing

Wheels that are not balanced or are out of balance generally produce a vibration that is uncomfortable to drive in and results in premature wearing of suspension and steering components, rotating parts and tyres. Correctly balanced wheels help to eliminate vibration and avoid premature wear caused by an imbalance in the rotating wheel and tyre assembly.
The first sign that your wheels may be out of balance is when your steering wheel starts to wobble above a certain speed. The light weight of modern cars means that they don't dampen down the vibrations caused by spinning wheels in the way that older, heavier vehicles could. A driver may not always sense an imbalance at the steering wheel. It could be present but dampened by the vehicle weight. This is why balancing is equally important for both front and rear wheels.
To book your vehicle in to have your wheels balanced please phone 01597 810481 / 810396 or Email us etjamesfairfield@btconnect.com

Wheel Alignment

Incorrect alignment can result in rapid irregular tyre wear and can even affect the handling and safety of the vehicle. Wheel alignment can be affected by driving against a kerb, hitting a pothole in the road or by excessive wear to steering or suspension components. Alignment of wheels and tyres to the specification required by your vehicle is an important way to guarantee a smooth ride and to get the most out of your tyres. The direction and angle at which tyres are set are both important. Wheel alignment or 'tracking' involves checking the direction and angle against vehicle manufacturers' specifications. These are often described as toe in, toe out, positive camber or negative camber. "Toe" refers to whether the front of the tyres are closer or further apart than the rear of the tyres. Different types of vehicles need different toe settings to allow for the way that wheels pull either towards each other or apart. "Camber" is the inward or outward tilt of a tyre. The camber is set by the vehicle manufacturer, and can be affected by potholes in the road and may need to be adjusted periodically.
To book your vehicle in for tracking please phone 01597 810481 / 810396

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