Acton Service Centre stocks the leading quality brand named tyres including Michelin, Continental, Pirelli; so you will always find a range to suit your car and your budget. We specialise in high-performance tyres for all makes and models with competitive prices. If you are confused or unsure about the tyre, we offer you expert tyre advice to make sure you understand the process.
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UK law requires that your vehicle be fitted with the correct type and size of tyres for the vehicle type you are driving and for the purpose it is being used. This means fitting the right tyres, and for safety ensuring that they are inflated to the manufacturer's recommended pressure.
It is a legal requirement to have a tyre tread of at least 1.6mm across the central 3/4 of the tyre - your vehicle will not pass its MOT if it is below this amount.
Apart from this, your tyre health is a major factor concerned with safety.
For safety reasons, it is recommended that you replace your tyres before the legal limit is reached. Car tyre replacement is offered by Acton Service Centre at the most reasonable price.
Leading motoring organisations recommend 2mm and many vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing at 3mm.
A regular check of your tyres can help you to avoid up to 3 penalty points and £2500 in fines (per tyre) for having tyres worn beyond the legal minimum limit fitted to your vehicle.
You should always check your tyre pressures regularly too.
As your tyre's rubber is permeable, it loses air pressure at a rate of up to two pounds each month and more so if you live in warm weather. Therefore, regular car tyre servicing becomes an essential point.
Tyres should have the correct pressure according to the distance you plan to travel and the expected load of the car. Your car manual will state the necessary tyre pressure. Feel free to give us a call or pop by should you need any assistance.
Why should you maintain your tyre pressure?
Safety- The number one reason for car maintenance and repair is safety. Maintaining the correct tyre pressure not only enhances the ability of your car to hold the road but also improves the efficiency of the braking system. Under-inflated tyres are likely to overheat, while over-inflation can dangerously affect the road handling of your vehicle.
Economy - Saving a few bucks is everyone's priority. Having the correct tyre pressure improves and prolongs the longevity of your car tyres, thereby reducing the frequency of tyre replacement. On the other hand, under-inflated tyres hike the amount of fuel to maintain a steady speed as the rolling resistance increases.
Environment - Your car health is directly related to the well-being of the environment. Reduced fuel consumption will help to reduce your vehicle's CO2 emissions.
It is also a legal requirement to ensure that tyres of different construction types are not fitted to opposite sides of the same axle. The two main tyre types are radial and cross-ply, and these must not be mixed on the same axle.
Depending on your vehicle type and manufacturer recommendations; mixing brands and patterns of the same construction type is permissible. Check your vehicle's handbook for tyre specifications and options.
Apart from these, if you require a simple tyre puncture repair or replacement, drive-in or book online and hand your car to our expert technicians that provide you with the cost before they start with the process so you are fully aware of the cost.
Contact Acton Car Service Centre to let professional car experts take an in-depth look at your tyre health. Remember, a well-maintained tyre helps to reduce future costs and improves safety.