Latest Tyre News 01/11/12

New European legislation came into effect on the 1st of November 2012.

Throughout Europe, manufacturer or importer of tyres, have the responsibility of grading their own tyres according to a strict testing system. This aims to provide consistent, reliable grading so that consumers should be able to compare different tyres and brands.

The three measured critrea are; Fuel Consumption, Wet weather performance and noise level, which are all shown on the now familier type of label commonly found on fridges etc, (as well as the fuel consumption data provided on new cars).

We can provide information to ensure that you get the tyre most suited to your requirements, we can guide you through the different sections of the labelling and provide costs for different tyre types.

Why are tyres so important?

Tyres in good condition and correctly inflated will increase your safety, improve your fuel consumption and enhance your cars ride quality, cornering and stopping ability.

Irrespective of the condition of your brakes and steering, to stop & steer effectively your car must have good contact with the road surface, and disperse any water which comes between the tyres and the road.

Current legislation requires car tyres to have a minimum of 1.6mm of tread depth, around the centre three quartes of the tyre in a continual band.

Regular checks of your car tyres and routine service & maintenance will improve the life of your tyres, the main causes of avoidable tyre wear include;

  • Under inflated tyres
  • over inflated tyres
  • wheels out of balance
  • incorrect wheel alignment
  • worn steering or suspension components
  • incorrectly fitted tyres

When the time comes to replace your tyres, we can offer a range of tyres of to suit your car and your pocket, we will ensure they are fitted and balanced correctly and recommend any repairs that may be required to ensure your new tyres last as long as they should.

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