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PUBLISHED: May 16, 2014 | in Tyre Info
In simple words No, Tyres don’t come with a sell by date or expiry date as you get on food and other consumables. But they don’t come with a manufacture date on them as in when the tyre was actually made this called the DOT code. I will go into [...]
PUBLISHED: May 16, 2014 | in Tyre Info
It is a legal requirement under UK law that the correct size and type of tyre is fitted to your car for the purpose it is being used for. This also includes you ensuring the correct tyre pressure is on them. so if you get stopped by the police for driving a [...]
PUBLISHED: May 16, 2014 | in Tyre Info
If you see the letters XL on the sidewall of your tyre this means extra load. In simple term sit means what it says it’s a tyre that can carry the extra weight you will get this on a lot of low profile tyres or on cars that are slightly bigger than yo [...]
PUBLISHED: March 31, 2014 | in Tyre Info
The name says it all, a tyre that carries on functioning when it’s flat. Most cars that don’t carry a spare tyre such as BMW, Mini Cooper, and Mercedes tend to have run flat tyres fitted on them. So when they pick up a puncture or loose pressure [...]
PUBLISHED: March 31, 2014 | in Tyre Info
If you see the letters XL on the sidewall of your tyre this means extra load. In simple term sit means what it says it’s a tyre that can carry the extra weight you will get this on a lot of low profile tyres or on cars that are slightly bigger than yo [...]
PUBLISHED: March 31, 2014 | in Tyre Info
This is generally found after the size of the tyre before the speed rating for example 205/55 R16 91V. The figure 91 in this example is the load rating of the tyre. The load rating determines what amount of weight the tyre can carry so this needs to be corr [...]
PUBLISHED: March 31, 2014 | in Tyre Info
The speed rating on the tyre will always be a letter so after you read your tyre size for example 205/55 R16 91V The V in this case is the speed rating of the tyre. It is important for you to get the correct speed rating on your car as this can inv [...]
PUBLISHED: March 31, 2014 | in Tyre Info
A vibration on the steering of your car in most cases would mean your balancing is out. Some cars may experience this at certain speeds but the problem is the same,  a vibrating steering wheel. It is a very unpleasant drive and your having to constantl [...]
PUBLISHED: March 31, 2014 | in Tyre Info
Wheel alignment is the mechanical adjustment of the car wheels so that they align up straight when driving. You cant have one wheel pointing towards the left and one wheel going straight this can lead to un even tyre wear or can be one of the reasons your c [...]
PUBLISHED: March 28, 2014 | in Tyre Info
The sidewall of your tyre will consist of a series of numbers and letters, the numbers and letters will let you know the size of the tyre, the load rating and speed rating of the tyre. Along with this you have a series of other numbers that wont really mean [...]