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HallCraft appreciate that choosing the right tyre can be confusing.
Selecting the correct size, the brand best suited to your driving and vehicle, from the extensive range available can be a minefield.
To help you, our service team have some general information to help you look after your tyres.
Tyres are the only point of contact your vehicle has with the road. That’s why it’s vitally important that you select the right tyre type for the vehicle you are driving and for the purpose it is being used.
We believe that motorists should get in to a habit of checking all four tyres every two weeks for correct tyre pressure, tread wear and general condition; and if you have one, don’t forget to check the spare tyre too.
Tyres fitted to passenger cars in the UK must have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm around the central three quarters of the wheel – it is recommend to not allow that to be less than 3mm.
The right tyre car can improve your MPG, reduce noise and vibration, and perform better in different weather conditions.
We work with the all major tyre retailers and will help you select the tyres right for your car, and for your budget.
Tyres losing pressure may not need to be replaced if you tackle the problem early.
If you feel your vehicle is moving offline or you can see a physical depression in the tyre, it needs to be checked.
Call into HallCraft for a free tyre safety check and see if you tyre can be repaired, rather than need to be replaced.
HallCraft cater for all budgets and if you do require a new tyre, we will source branded and budget tyres the same day.
Your car relies on the tread on your tyres to grip the road and come to a stop in the shortest possible distance.
Breaking distance increases as tyre tread wears out so it’s important that you check them regularly to ensure you still have adequate tread on your tyres.
If you place your finger in the main tread groove you should feel a small raised notch. When your tread wears down to the height of this notch, your tyre should be replaced as it has reached the minimum legal tread depth.
You can also use a tread depth indicator to gauge the remaining tread on your tyres or even a 20p piece. Place the 20p coin inside the main tread groove of the tyre. If the outer band of the 20p piece is obscured by the tyre then your tyres have adequate tread.
If you are not sure, pop into see us and HallCraft will check them for you. For free!
Tyre pressure monitoring system – or TPMS – are there to warn drivers that tyres are under inflated.
Sensor valves are fitted to each wheel to alert to low tyre pressures, changes in temperature and imbalances to the driver via a dashboard symbol.
This symbol resembles a horseshoe with an exclamation mark in the centre and should be addressed straight away to to ensure safe driver conditions.
If your vehicle has a TPMS, it’s important to service your tyre valve every time your tyres are changed to ensure the entire TPMS lasts its full expected lifetime of around seven years.
Some car manufacturers have provided TPMS for a long time, but cars made after 2014 have a TPMS integrated as a standard feature, in compliance with EU safety regulations.
Vehicles with a tyre pressure light should will result in an MOT test failure.
HallCraft has a comprehensive range of TPMS valves and software to program these to you vehicle, call us today to discuss your tyre pressure monitoring concerns
Locking wheel nuts, keep your wheels safely secured to your car.
To remove a locking wheel nut, you need a special key – a metal, circular tool with a hexagonal indent at one end.
If you lose this key, or your wheel nut is missing or damaged, you will need to seek the expertise of a professional who can remove this for you.
That’s where we can help.
Our technicians with access to specialist tools can remove any type of locking nut from your vehicle without causing damage to your wheels.
If you are concerned about a damaged or missing locking wheel nut tool call us and discuss today.