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Buying replacement tyre

Buying replacement tyre

Buying new tyres

Tyres degrade over time due to the heat, UV and rain. Damage due to ageing is more common with cars used occasionally. Check for cracking on the sidewall of a tyre, any lumps or bulges, or if the thread is coming close to the legal limit of 1.6 mm. Similarly, if any of the tyre’s internal metal cords are exposed it is time to get new ones.

Tyre types

The number on the sidewall will tell you what type of tyre do you have. It shows width, profile, diameter and speed rating. Each tyre also has an energy rating. The energy label will show fuel efficiency, noise and wet grip rating and an energy rating from A to G. The marking on tyre represent tyre width, sidewall profile, R(radial), the diameter of the wheel and also speed rating (for example 175/65 R14T).

Cost of tyres

The cost of a new tyre will depend on the tyre brand. Top brands include Bridgestone tyres, Continental, Dunlop, Goodyear, Michelin and Pirelli tyres. Mid-range Avon tyres, Firestone tyres and Yokohama and budget range tyres like Westlake, Autoguard, Fortuna and Debica tyres. It is tempting to buy a cheaper, part-worn but also might be risky if they have no original markings.

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Buying new tyres

Tyres degrade over time due to the heat, UV and rain. Damage due to ageing is more common with cars used occasionally. Check for cracking on the sidewall of a tyre, any lumps or bulges, or if the thread is coming close to the legal limit of 1.6 mm. Similarly, if any of the tyre’s internal metal cords are exposed it is time to get new ones.

Tyre types

The number on the sidewall will tell you what type of tyre do you have. It shows width, profile, diameter and speed rating. Each tyre also has an energy rating. The energy label will show fuel efficiency, noise and wet grip rating and an energy rating from A to G. The marking on tyre represent tyre width, sidewall profile, R(radial), the diameter of the wheel and also speed rating (for example 175/65 R14T).

Cost of tyres

The cost of a new tyre will depend on the tyre brand. Top brands include Bridgestone tyres, Continental, Dunlop, Goodyear, Michelin and Pirelli tyres. Mid-range Avon tyres, Firestone tyres and Yokohama and budget range tyres like Westlake, Autoguard, Fortuna and Debica tyres. It is tempting to buy a cheaper, part-worn but also might be risky if they have no original markings.

How we can help you with a puncture and a flat tyre

Send help

We can send out an accredited and insured breakdown assistance operator to help you at the roadside.

Change tyre

If you have a spare tyre, we can fit it 24/7 and ensure you get back on your way safely

Repair broken valve

Our breakdown assistance operators will try to fix a broken valve at the scene

Recover your car

If you have rim damage, a missing wheel nut key or need a specific tyre, we can recover you to a recommended garage or garage of your choice

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