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Tyres Near Me needs? Work with The Best

Searching for “tyres near me” online delivers a multitude of good, bad and indifferent tyre fitting possibilities. The tyres are the only part of the vehicle in contact with the road in hot weather, deluges of rain, icy conditions and snow drifts so please don’t take the risk of selecting a tyre fitting company which falls short of expectations. Make a confident and informed choice which keeps you, your passengers, pedestrians and other road users safe.

Sourcing the highest quality and performance tyres in Newbury and the surrounding area is simple, when you know where to look for your consummate tyre fitting experts.  Whether you use big name brands or less common tyre options, please contact Thatcham Tyres and Exhausts for an outstanding service and affordability. Their team are happy to discuss the benefits of changing tyres seasonally; the value of all-weather tyres, if wet weather tyres could provide the solution to an issue you’re experiencing. Snow tyres are not mandatory in England, but they benefit you in adverse conditions so they’re well worth inquiring about. There’s no hard sell, just good old-fashioned advice.

Drivers can help themselves by removing debris and dirt from tyres and by keeping a careful eye on tyre conditions. If you suspect an issue, please, never ignore it.

Regular checks of tyre pressure, alignment and wear are essential. The incorrect pressure, configuration, type of tyre or insufficient tread poses dangers which are wholly avoidable. Checking tyres in Newbury only takes a few minutes and delivers weeks of peace of mind. When replacement tyres are necessary, this task can often be carried out immediately because the leading brands tyres are held in stock. The lesser known brand tyres can be sourced and on site within 24 hours.

RoSPA recommends that tyre tread is not left until it reaches the 1.6mm legal limit but tyre fitting should occur at 3mm.

“Tyre pressure also affects a vehicle’s safety by reducing its handling capability. If a tyre is over or under inflated, less rubber will be in contact with the road which leads to increased tread wear and may increase the vehicles stopping distance.”

In wet weather conditions tyres have less grip on the road so this impacts on the stopping distances. More space is required. As the tread depth decreases the capability of the tyre to displace water as it travels is affected and this could cause aquaplaning. RoSPA research has proved that even at 20mph the stopping distance increases by 14 metres on wet surfaces.

In 2016, the number of pedestrians killed in road accidents in Great Britain rose to 448, or 25% of road deaths. Whilst there are various causes of incidents, wouldn’t you rather know that you’d taken every precaution before setting off on a journey, just as you’d expect others to do to keep you safe?

When you need tyres in Newbury and across Berkshire, please place Thatcham Tyres and Exhausts at the top of your go-to list. Mick Jones and his team won’t let you down.


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As a mechanical engineer turned blogger, Charlie provides readers with a technical, yet accessible look into the world of automotive engineering and design. His insightful posts make complex car technologies understandable.