Tyres Dorking Service Centre:
We supply & fit tyres in Dorking at web competitive prices at Dorking Service Centre.
We have access to nationwide tyre stocks and can get most tyres next day and in many cases same day if required.
Call us for a quote – 01306 747050.
Tyres Dorking – Information
Cars tyres are what keep the car in contact with the road. They are about as important as it gets on a vehicle. Manufacturers are constantly striving to improve vehicles handling, comfort fuel economy etc. these improvements can’t be relayed to the road without the use of a tyre, well…I suppose you could try.
Tyres are a very personal thing. Some customers want the best performing tyre in the dry; others want the safest tyre in the wet. Some want a tyre that offers the best fuel economy and others just want the cheapest road legal rubber. All of these different types of tyre have a legitimate use on the road depending on the type of driving the customer does, the type of car and their own preference.
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What is legal?
(Please note that this information is provided in good faith and as such this information should not be solely relied upon for assessing the condition of your tyres. We recommend that you visit DSC with your vehicle so that a professional opinion may be provided)
It is illegal to have a tyre on the road if the grooves of the tread pattern of every tyre fitted to the wheel of the vehicle do not have a tread depth of at least 1.6mm throughout a continuous band comprising the central three quarters of the breadth of the tread and around the entire outer circumference of the tyre. (Breadth of tread means the width of that part of the tyre which is in contact with the road surface under normal conditions)
This applies to tyres on cars, light vans (not exceeding 3,500kg gross weight) and light trailers.
Different Types of Tyre – Tyre Labelling
So what tyre manufacturer and model is best for you?
This is a discussion that could take place all day, or longer. Every tyre manufacturer makes good tyres and they all have to meet the various standards imposed on them.
You do tend to get what you pay for with tyres, it isn’t that cheap tyres are bad, it’s just the more expensive tyres are better. But not necessarily in the areas you would expect. Just because you buy Michelin’s top of the range tyre, doesn’t mean it will last 50,000 miles.
You may have chosen a tyre that is extremely effective in wet conditions and therefore very good at transferring stopping power to the road and effective when aquaplaning, but there is a trade-off for that type of performance, it may not last as long as other tyres.
Tyre Labelling Explained
at Dorking Service Centre
See how your tyres can wear age and/or get damaged.
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