The Law

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm

When it comes to the law with tyres, you need to know the rules of you could risk not only invalidating your car insurance policy, but you could get a large fine! Driving with an illegal tyre also puts lives at risk, not only of the driver and passengers of your vehicle, but of the public also.

When a tyre is fitted to a motor vehicle (this includes trailers) it must be “fit for purpose”. This means that a tyre must:

“be compatible with the types of tyres fitted to the other wheels”

“not have any lump, bulge or tear caused by separation or partial failure of the structure.”

“not have a cut or tear in excess of 25mm or 10% of the sectional width of the tyre, whichever is the greater, and which is deep enough to reach the ply or cord.”

“not have any part of the ply or cord exposed”

You must also make sure that the tyres are correctly inflated – following the manufacturer’s recommended pressure for your load. If you are unsure, of the rules or if your tyre is suitable, contact your nearest garage or tyre specialist.

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Buy Tyres in Milton Keyes

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 3:13 pm

There are a number of different types of tyres available in the market today. They vary not only in the name of the brand that manufactures them, but also in design, usage, structure and what season they should be used in. Keeping in mind the price factor is also extremely important as there are a number of different retailers that sell tyres at different prices. If you are looking to buy tyres in Milton Keyes, here are a few tips that will allow you to purchase the best possible tyres for the lowest available price.

Look for an independent retailer

An independent retailer is one that isn’t owned by a particular brand of tyres and thus is under no obligation to sell only one particular brand. Here, you will get to choose from a wide variety of tyres made by all the top manufacturers at very competitive prices. An independent retailer will give you an unbiased opinion on what type of tyre will suit your vehicle. They will not try and push a certain brand or particular make on to you because they are under a contractual obligation to do so.

Compare prices

Buying a set of tyres for your car should not be a rushed decision as they are a major expense and should last you a number of years. Take your time and do some research about which retailer is offering good quality products for a good rate. There will be a number of different stores around Milton Keyes that sell tyres, so browse through the internet and take some time out to drive around to these stores to have a chat with their staff. By doing so, you will get a good idea about the professionalism of each of these stores and will also gain an insight about where the best prices are located.

Examine your existing tyres carefully

Have a good look at your existing tyres and check to see if you really do need to replace all four of them. If the treads are extremely worn out on all four, they will all need to be replaced as safety should be your number one priority. However, if only two out of the four tyres have worn out treads, you could save quite a bit of money and replace just two of them. Take your vehicle in to a nearby garage and let a professional give you a second opinion if you are unsure of what to do.

Try Just Tyres

Just Tyres is an independent retailer that has two tyre fitting centres located at Stony Stratford and the other in Bletchley, both convenient locations in Milton Keyes. Just Tyres has a large range of tyres at extremely good prices. Their highly professional staff members will assist you every step of the way by helping you choose what tyre would be ideal for your vehicle right up to the fitting component. They believe in providing their customers with a full breakdown of every cost, ensuring there are no hidden extras that a customer comes across at the end. Using all the latest equipment, their staff will ensure that your car is efficiently fitted with the chosen set of tyres ensuring that the pressure is also at the correct level.

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