All Trans Auto’s Quick & Easy Tyre Fitting.
At All Trans, we understand that when you have a problem with a tyre you want a quality service, expert advice, value for money and the convenience of a local solution available 6-days-a-week.
We appreciate choosing the right tyre can be confusing, from choosing the right size to selecting a tyre and brand which is fit for purpose from the extensive range available. To help you, our tyre experts are always happy to provide information to help you look after your tyres.
When you think about it, your 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 into 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.
- We offer free fitting on tyres supplied by us. We are an approved tyre fitter for a number of online tyre suppliers.
- We off free tyre check, including pressure checks without an appointment.
Modern pneumatic tyres are made from synthetic rubber, natural rubber, fabric and wire, along with carbon black and other chemical compounds. They consist of a tread and a body. The tread provides traction on the road while the body provides containment for the quantity of compressed air needed to inflate the tyre correctly.
What tyre size do I have?
You can find the tyre size on the sidewall of each tyre along with the make and pattern if applicable. The tyre size is made up of number/number 1 letter number 2 number and a letter.
For example: 195/60R15 88H is a common size for a transit connect;
- The first number is the width of the tyre in millimetres, so in this case 195mm wide
- The second number ’60’ confirms the height shown as a percentage of the full tyre width.
- The letter ‘R’ depicts the type of tyre, in this case it is a radial. Most modern vehicles have radials fitted
- The 3rd number is the diameter of the wheel rim shown in inches
- The last number indicates the tyre index which relates to the maximum load each tyre can carry in kg, in this case the tyre has a load index of 88 meaning the load capability is 560KG. As an example, 7 seat vehicles and commercial vehicles will have a much higher load index to facilitate the additional weight requirements.
- The last letter is the speed rating
TYRES: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The law requires car and van tyres to have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm in a continuous band around the central three quarters of the tyre. The tread pattern must be visible on the remaining outer edges.
Tyres should be checked for tread depth, condition and pressures once a month and before any long journey. In reality many people do not carry out regular, basic maintenance checks on their vehicles, contact us to book a free health check which will include checking the tread depth, condition and pressures of your tyres.
Most tyre sizes would be presented as width/profile/rim size then load rating/speed rating, for example 205/55/R16 91V. 205 would be the width of the tyre, 55 would be the profile which is the height of the tyre sidewall as a percentage of the width, 16 would be the rim (wheel) diameter, 91 would be the load rating which is the maximum weight limit per tyre and V would be the speed rating which indicates the maximum speed for the tyre at full load. Fitting the correct size tyre is very important and the easiest place to find the size is on the sidewall of your existing tyres or in the vehicle handbook.
Correct tyre pressures are important to stay safe on the road. If the tyres are under inflated or over inflated, then handling and grip could deteriorate and cause irregular or unpredictable vehicle behaviour. Underinflated tyres are more likely to have sudden deflation and cause premature wear on the outside edges of the tyre, the wheel rim and tyre will become more susceptible to impact damage. Over inflation may cause a less comfortable ride, a reduced surface area making contact with the road resulting in less grip and a quicker wear rate to the centre of the tyre tread. The correct tyre pressures help fuel efficiency and longer tyre life.
The most common measurement is PSI (pounds per square inch) and the correct pressure can be found in the vehicle handbook, on a plate inside the vehicle’s door rim or on the inside of the petrol cap. If you are not confident to check the tyre pressures on your vehicle please visit us, no appointment necessary, and we will gladly check and adjust the tyre pressures for you, free of charge.
Drivers who fail to comply with the legal regulations for tyres can face fines up to £2500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre. To help keep your tyres legal contact us to book a free health check which will include checking the tread depth, condition and pressures of your tyres.
Bulges in tyres can occur when the sidewall becomes damaged, which is often caused by impact on kerbs or from potholes in the road. Once a bulge appears it shows the structural integrity of the tyre sidewall is weakened and subsequently the tyre is compromised, the tyre should be replaced to prevent a potential blow out. If the vehicle is presented for an MOT and a tyre has a bulge the vehicle will fail.