Tyre advice

New Tyres

 

If you are in a position where your tyre is beginning to show its age and your tread is heading towards the legal limit and you live in either Farnworth or surrounding areas, we should be your first port of call. We have a small and dedicated team who take care of all new tyres for any make and model or tyre size you may require. You can bring your car to us or even just the wheel and we are confident we will have a new tyre size in stock to give you your replacement there and then.

Part Worn Tyres

For top quality branded Part Worn Tyres at unbeatable prices visit us or call for a quote today. Our Part Worn tyres are fully tested and guaranteed giving you a massive saving on the equivalent branded new tyre to keep you motoring for LESS. If you are looking for a competitive price on new and budget tyres then look no further we stock many options to suit any pocket..

As one of the regions top suppliers of Part Worn tyres, Egerton Street Tyres can offer the best deals saving you up to 75% off the equivalent brand of new tyre with our fully tested and guaranteed part worn tyres. Imported directly from our own source within the europe we have a consistent supply and hold over 10,000 tyres in stock. Keeping you motoring for less is our aim and this is reflected in not only our Part Worn tyre options but also our new tyres; we stock branded makes of tyre and also budget brands giving you the choice of optimum savings options!

 

Tyre Advice

Keep an eye on your tyres regularly. It is a legal requirement to have at least 1.6mm tread across the central 3/4 of the tyre. Also look for wear and tread as this will tell you if your tyres are inflated correctly and if the wheel alignment on your car is set up correctly. Drop into your local Egerton street tyres and one of our staff will give your tyres a free health check.

 

 

Ok, we admit, keeping your tyres in tip-top condition is never going to be high on your list of fun things to do. But it is important. After all, you might just have to call on them one day to save your life. So, at Egerton street tyres you'll find an expertly trained team who you can rely on to sort everything out as quickly and effortlessly (on your part) as possible. So you can get back to other stuff that's far more interesting. We fit most leading tyre brands. And make a point of showing you exactly what's wrong (or right) with your existing ones. So you can be absolutely, sure we aren't changing anything that doesn't need changing.

 

UK law insists your car must be fitted with the correct tyre for the vehicle you own - and that they are inflated to the manufacturer's recommended pressures. The tread depth must be a minimum of 1.6mm across 75% of the tyre. The worse your tyres are, the more at risk you could be from them failing you at a crucial moment and either causing or contributing to an accident. Obviously we desperately want to help you avoid this situation, but we also want to save you money and points on your licence too. Remember - for each illegal tyre you're discovered to have you could be fined up to £2,500 and have up to 3 penalty points put on your licence. Your insurance is also invalid if you have an accident when driving on illegal tyres.

 

One of the most obvious signs is your car's performance starting to go downhill - it doesn't handle as well as it used to in poor weather or it takes longer to stop when you brake. If you're in any doubt about the safety or condition of your tyres, don't risk it. Ask us to inspect them.

We recommend you check your tyres on a weekly basis or before any long journey. Tyre performance and, in particular braking in the wet, deteriorates dramatically when the tread becomes less than 2mm. Worn tyre reduces the effectiveness of braking, steering, and acceleration, all of which are vital in staying safe. As well as the tread, check the inner and outer sides of your tyres for any bulges, cuts or cracks (which can be a sign of ageing).

 

Driving on under or over inflated tyres will reduce your vehicle's handling, possibly making it unstable. To be safe you should check the pressures regularly. To find out what pressure your tyres should be at please refer to your Vehicle Manual. Correct tyre pressure can help extend the life of your tyre, improve your safety and keep up fuel efficiency. Don't forget - tyres can be under inflated without looking flat. Oh, and just giving them a kick won't tell you anything either.

 

If your tyre isn't evenly worn across its surface it could be due to over or under inflation. If it's only worn on one edge it could be a result of poor wheel alignment. If this is the case you need to have an expert, like us, to check it on one of our specialist machines. Don't worry, it won't take too long, or cost anywhere near as much as you might think.

Even if you never use your spare it's vital that you make sure it's in good nick. It's better to discover any problems in the comfort of your drive or garage than stuck on the hard shoulder, at night, in the rain. It's also an offence to fit a spare that's not roadworthy.

 

Winter tyres: what they are and why you should be using them during the winter months

 

There is a huge lack of awareness in the UK about winter tyres. Either motorists are not aware they exist or they think that the tyre can only be used during times of heavy snow or ice. In fact, drivers will benefit from using winter tyres on slush, ice, frost and even wet roads. In fact any time the temperature dips below +7 degrees centigrade, you’re better off on winter tyres.

 

Why?

Unlike summer tyres (everyday standard tyres in the UK), winter tyres do not harden at lower temperatures. That means they give you a much better grip on the road and the ability to stop in a shorter distance, increasing your safety on the road.  What’s the difference between a winter and a summer tyre?   The rubber compound of a winter tyre is very different to a summer tyre. It is designed specifically to work in temperatures under +7 degrees centigrade.  What happens to a summer tyre when the temperature drops is that the tyre compound loses its flexibility, making it less grippy in low temperatures.

 

Winter tyres are made from specially developed compound with more natural rubber so they don’t harden when it’s cold, which means increased grip on the road and greater safety.  On ice and snow winter tyres provide grip that no summer tyre can match.  A vehicle fitted with winter tyres will come to standstill on a snow-covered road (from a speed of just 30mph) after 35 metres – with normal tyres the braking distance required is a further 8 metres (43 metres). That is another two car lengths.

 

When should I fit winter tyres to my car?

It is recommended that you switch to winter tyres in the UK between October and April.  If you are reluctant to change tyres and have nowhere to store summer tyres when they are not in use, you are better off using winter tyres all year round.  Winter tyres are as quiet and comfortable as summer tyres and, thanks to sophisticated compound technology, do not wear any more quickly.

 

There is a slight trade off with stopping distances as a winter tyre does not stop as quickly in the dry as a summer tyre, however, on balance if it is not possible to switch tyres in the winter, experts say you are better off with winter tyres all year round. This is because the  difference  in  stopping distances of summer tyres in winter is far greater than for winter tyres in the summer.

 

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Egerton St Tyres Ltd
19 - 27 Egerton Street
Farnworth
Bolton
Lancashire
BL4 7LB
Opening Hours
Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00