The start of a new month

Updated 04/09/21

Have finally managed to source our new van - let's get you booked in and remember to do your checks on your tyres; maintain the only safety critical component, that keeps your vehicle in contact with the road.

Don’t ignore your tyres, check:
• Air pressure: Use an accurate tyre pressure gauge to check tyres’ air pressure is at the recommended settings. Check the vehicles owner’s handbook or fuel filler cap

• Condition: Lumps or bulges in a tyre may indicate internal damage and increase the risk of a catastrophic failure. If these, or cuts and cracks, are found while checking a tyre, the tyre may need replacing and professional advice should be sought.

• Tread depth: Tread depth should be checked with an accurate gauge to ensure it is above the minimum legal limit of 1.6mm. If you don’t have an accurate tread depth gauge, a 20p can be used as a guide to how close your tread is to the limit if you don’t have a tread depth gauge available.

Updated 03/07/21

Updated 02/05/21

https://youtu.be/wgDPxqfkvi4                                                                                              Updated 15.04.21

Happy New Year - January 2021

Thank you for your continued custom and here's to a brighter 2021.

TYRE SAFETY MONTH – OCTOBER 2020

This year TyreSafe’s campaign covers all three key areas of routine tyre maintenance: Air pressure; Condition; and Tread depth – ACT. The campaign seeks to encourage motorists to check their tyres at least once a month every month, and before long journeys.

Don’t ignore your tyres, check:
• Air pressure: Use an accurate tyre pressure gauge to check tyres’ air pressure is at the recommended settings. Check the vehicles owner’s handbook or fuel filler cap

• Condition: Lumps or bulges in a tyre may indicate internal damage and increase the risk of a catastrophic failure. If these, or cuts and cracks, are found while checking a tyre, the tyre may need replacing and professional advice should be sought.

• Tread depth: Tread depth should be checked with an accurate gauge to ensure it is above the minimum legal limit of 1.6mm. If you don’t have an accurate tread depth gauge, a 20p can be used as a guide to how close your tread is to the limit if you don’t have a tread depth gauge available.

c/o TyreSafe.org

For 'bloomin' good tyres........No need to book a day off work or to spend your time in a garage getting your tyres done.  You can book an AM or PM appointment and we’ll even give you a more accurate ETA on the day of fitting.  We do not charge any extra for this service, nor do we increase the price for fitting only 1 tyre.  FREE mobile fitting at home or work – we bring the expertise of the garage to your doorstep & you pay when the job is complete & you are happy – no hidden costs.

Updated 08/08/20

An interesting read c/o TyreSafe.org 03/03/2020

Low-cost new tyres have become a popular choice in the UK for drivers on a budget and sales run into the millions each year. The vast majority of these are imported into the country from China and across South East Asia where the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to governments closing facilities such as schools and factories to limit the spread. As a consequence, the level of supply the UK has become accustomed to for many products has been reduced. While stocks remain across Britain, it is inevitable these will become scarcer if the current approach to containing the spread of Coronavirus continues. The concern among road safety organisations, and particularly TyreSafe, is car owners will be tempted by the price tag of part worns and not consider the overall value of a new tyre. Of the 252 part worn retailers investigated by TyreSafe and Trading Standards across Britain an astonishing 94% were selling tyres illegally.

Part worn means part safe. “Not only that, part worns rarely last as long – driving up their lifetime cost. TyreSafe’s advice is to seek a good deal on a mid-priced tyre and carry out regular checks to get the best out of that tyre over its full potential lifespan. Ensuring air pressure, condition and tread depth are properly maintained on a new tyre will minimise your risks and offer optimal value.”

Tyre Safety/Tread Depth

Car Tyres tread depth is important to maintain good grip on wet roads but, as the tread wears down, the tyres will lose the ability of good grip. The ‘20p test’ is a quick way to check the tread depth.

'Pinch, punch, first day of the month'...….and another rainy start!

Remember to check the condition of your tyres.  A tyre’s performance is significantly reduced by certain conditions; cold damp roads are one of the highest safety risks to drivers.

November 2019

Another satisfied customer: Red Bull Racing, Milton Keynes

'Pinch Punch, first day of the month'.......

......Not a nice day for fitting tyres but our customers should be thinking about such weather; reduced braking distances in wet weather especially when tyre tread depths fall below 3mm.  Contact us for all your tyre needs and remember mobile fitting is free, we come to you at home or work, covering Northampton, Milton Keynes & surrounding areas.

October 2019

Driver with dangerous 'bubble tyre' stopped on school run by protection team

The tyre - which would have failed the car's MOT - was photographed by a council officer patrolling near a school in the Normanton area of Derby

A dangerous car tyre with extensive bubbles bulging from it was spotted while a driver was dropping their children off at school.

The tyre - which would have failed the car's MOT - was photographed by a council officer patrolling near a school in the Normanton area of Derby.

Tyre bubbles or bulges happen when the side wall of the tyre become damaged, usually from driving into a kerb or a pothole.

The structural integrity of the tyre's sidewall is compromised and causes the internal air pressure to create the visible tell-tale signs of the damage.

 

Our new signage for the van.......'happy days'

 

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