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Essential Tyre Changing Tips and Tyre Information

To determine the size of your tyres, locate the seven-digit number typically imprinted on the sidewall. For instance, in the provided example, the size reads as 255/45 R20. It’s crucial to inspect both the front and rear wheels for potential discrepancies in size, ensuring optimal performance and safety for your vehicle.

In this particular example, the tyre’s speed rating is indicated as V, with XL signifying ‘extra load’. For further insights into speed ratings and their significance, explore more tyre information available HERE

Another crucial piece of tyre information is the load rating, as demonstrated by the example below, indicated as 103. Understanding this rating aids in identifying the precise tyre needed for your vehicle. For detailed explanations on load ratings and their importance, refer to our additional information available HERE

In addition to the basic tyre information described above, your tyres might feature Original Equipment markings, indicating they’re specifically designed for your vehicle and chosen by the manufacturer. Explore HERE  for insights into the various types of Original Equipment markings available.

Inspect the brand and quality of your tyres. Evaluate their performance and consider whether they meet your needs or if you prefer to switch to another brand. For further guidance on different tyre types, explore our comprehensive information available here.

Ensure to check if your vehicle necessitates specialised tyres tailored for specific requirements, such as run-flat, designed to maintain mobility after a puncture, or tyres optimised for electric vehicles to enhance efficiency. For commercial applications, selecting tyres with robust durability and load-bearing capacities is crucial. High-performance enthusiasts might consider UHP (Ultra High Performance) tyres for enhanced traction and handling. Moreover, depending on your region’s climate and driving conditions, you may opt for all-season or winter tyres for improved traction on snow and ice-covered roads.

If you’re curious about how a tyre typically ranks in terms of performance, you can refer to the label. Feel free to inquire if you’d like this information for any specific tyre. We’re here to assist you with any queries or concerns you may have regarding tyre performance and ratings.

The legal limit for tyre tread depth is 1.6mm, easily checked using the border line of a twenty pence coin; at this depth, your tyre is considered 100% worn. We strongly advise changing tyres before reaching this point, as braking and grip efficiency may decrease by up to 50% compared to new tyres. Additionally, worn tyres are more prone to aquaplaning on wet roads. For your safety and peace of mind, visit us anytime for a FREE TYRE AND PRESSURE CHECK and expert advice with no obligation.

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