What we do

We stock a common range of good budget tyres, from sizes as low as 14 inch to sizes 18 inch. It don't just stop there. If we don't stock the tyre or if your after a different brand. We can order them in normally for next day. Prices range from £40 inc vat and fitting and is dependant on size of the tyre. Drop us a message on our contact page with your required size and we will message you back with a price and available booking slot for fitting

Now the law on tyres

If you drive with damaged or worn tyres you risk being fined. You risk invalidating your car insurance policy and endangering lives too.

Tyre fitted to a motor vehicle or trailer must be fit for purpose and be free from any defects which might damage the road or endanger any person.

Tyres must be correctly inflated to the vehicle manufacturer's and the tyre manufacturer's recommended pressure.

Fit for purpose means that a tyre must:

  • be compatible with the types of tyres fitted to the other wheels
  • not have any lump, bulge or tear caused by separation or partial failure of the structure.
  • not have a cut or tear in excess of 25mm or 10% of the sectional width of the tyre, whichever is the greater, and which is deep enough to reach the ply or cord.
  • not have any part of the ply or cord exposed

A vehicle with any of these faults or with tyres of different nominal size or aspect ratio on the same axle is liable to fail an MOT test.

Duty to maintain

Tyres must be correctly inflated to the vehicle manufacturer's and the tyre manufacturer's recommended pressure. ('Run-flat' tyres partially inflated or in flat condition are permitted in certain circumstances.)

Tread depth

Tread depth must not fall below the legal minimum. The tread is that part of the tyre in contact with the road in normal conditions. The minimum depth of tread depends on the class of vehicle.

Type of vehicle Minimum tread depth
Passenger vehicles (other than motorcycles) for not more than 8 seated passengers

Goods vehicles not exceeding 3,500kg max gross weight

Light trailers not exceeding 3,500kg max gross weight
At least 1.6mm throughout a continuous band in the centre 3/4 of the tread and around the entire circumference
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spare tyre

You don't have to carry a spare and it does not have to comply with the legal requirements while it is stowed away. However, when fitted to the vehicle (for example, following a puncture) it must then comply with the law. The spare is not tested in the MOT but the examiner may draw your attention to an unserviceable item as a matter of courtesy.