Tyre Care

Take care of your tyres and they will look after you.

Tyres may not be the first thing you consider when it comes to vehicle safety, but tyres are your vehicle’s only link with the road. In fact, your safety (and that of your passengers) actually relies on an area of contact between the tyre and the road surface, which is no bigger than the palm of your hand. In addition to grip, tyres also support the weight of the vehicle and provide drive and directional control.

The following checklist outlines a few simple procedures, which, if carried out regularly, will ensure your tyres remain safe and you get value for money in terms of performance and service life:

  • Select the right tyre for your vehicle: Ensure they are of the same size, load index and speed symbol.
  • Visually check the tyre condition on a regular basis: This will help maintain them in good condition. Don’t forget the spare.
  • Inspect tread depth to ensure tyres are safe and legal: Always ensure your tyres conform to the UK minimum legal tread depth of 1.6mm. The lower your tread depth, the lower your tyre’s grip on the road, which can increase braking distances and affect the handling and performance of your vehicle.
  • Maintain correct inflation pressures: This is an important factor in both the safety and longevity of tyres. Not only does the correct tyre pressure improve safety it can actually save you money, as your running costs will be lower thanks to reduced fuel consumption.
  • Fit tyres in sets of two or four: If just two tyres are fitted, fit them to the rear. For 4x4s use identical size tyres all round
  • Consider a wheel alignment: Incorrect alignment problems include uneven tyre wear, the vehicle pulling to the left or right and crooked steering wheels. The correct wheel alignment reduces wear and tear, reduces fuel consumption and most importantly – improves road safety. If you are considering a wheel alignment visit our sister company, Cheadle Tyre & Auto.

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SK8 Tyres is an NTDA (National Tyre Distributors Association) member which gives new customers peace of mind that the work we carry out, and the tyres we supply, will always be of the highest standard. We supply and fit tyres from all the globally renowned tyre manufacturers.

To find out more about Tyre Care in Cheadle Hulme, contact us online or call us directly on 0800 161 5050

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday 08:00 - 12:30
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