Need new tyres?
Our garage services include a complete tyre service with skilled technicians on-hand to repair punctures, supply and fit replacement tyres, or balance and align your wheels.
Our tyre range:
We supply and fit a wide range of tyres for most makes and models, giving our customers a choice of price and manufacturer options to suit their specific vehicle, preference and budget. Our range includes; Michelin, Pirelli, Continental, Good Year, Bridgestone, Dunlop, other recognised brands, and a choice of budget tyres.
Tyre Fitting Service
Fitting tyres does not usually take long, though we do ask that you call to book your tyre fitting in advance. This is simply because our tyres are supplied to order and we try not to keep our customers waiting any longer than they have to. By calling ahead we can make sure that we have the correct tyre(s) available and ready to be fitted onto your vehicle when you arrive.
As part of the tyre fitting service we will of course check to ensure you have the correct tyres fitted, that the balance of your tyres is adjusted correctly and that they are inflated to the correct tyre pressures. This helps to ensure that when the tyre and the wheel spin, their weight is equally distributed and your tyres grip and wear evenly. You may also wish to consider have your vehicles wheel alignment checked, and if need be adjusted – for more information please read below.
Please call our Customer Service team to arrange tyre fittings on:
Tyre Safety & The Law
It is always important to check your tyres on a regular basis; not just for safety reasons, but because if they fall below the legal requirements, you may find yourself with penalty points and a heavy fine ( per tyre), if you are stopped by the police.
Essentially the law in the UK requires that your vehicle is fitted with the right size and type of tyre, that they are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure, that they are free from defects and that they are fit for the purpose that vehicle is being used for.
The minimum legal limit for the depth of the tread on your tyres is 1.6 mm, which must be consistent across the central three quarters of the tread and around the complete circumference of each tyre.
Motorcycles, large vehicles and passenger-carrying vehicles MUST have a tread depth of at least 1 mm across three-quarters of the breadth of the tread and in a continuous band around the entire circumference.
This is of course the minimum legal requirement, but for safety reasons it is advisable to replace your tyres before the legal limit is reached. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing your tyres when the tread is around 3 millimetres. We strongly advise a regular check of your tyres to help you avoid receiving 3 penalty points and a £2,500 fine for each tyre on your vehicle that is worn beyond the legal minimum limit.
Having different tyre brands or patterns of the same construction type is permissible depending on the vehicle type and manufacturers recommendation. It is however a legal requirement to ensure that tyres of different types of construction (eg. radial and cross-ply) are not fitted to opposing ends of the same axle.
It is always advisable to check your vehicle’s handbook for details.
SLP Autos provide this information purely as a guide. For accurate, up-to-date information on tyre safety and the legal requirements please visit the .gov.uk website.
If you are unsure, please feel free to ask one of our skilled technicians for their professional opinion.
Four Wheel Alignment
Identifying the problem
The most obvious ways of detecting if your wheels are out of alignment are:
- If your car is pulling to one side.
- Your tyres are wearing unevenly
- Your steering wheel is crooked when the wheels are driving straight.
A misalignment may have been caused by hitting a kerb or pothole, worn suspension parts, or simply because it was misadjusted previously.
Why should I have my wheels aligned?
Over time wheels become misaligned by a combination of hitting bumps or holes in the road, the odd clipped kerb, or just wear and tear. Having your wheel alignment checked and adjusted is important because it helps to maintain the balance between the wheels on your vehicle and their alignment with the road surface. Correctly aligned wheels mean that your car will have a improved and more evenly distributed grip on the road, which improves the safety, handling and performance of your vehicle. Having your wheels aligned also means that your tyres will wear more evenly, which will extend their lifespan and save you money on both tyres and fuel.
At SLP Autos we have the latest computerised four wheel alignment equipment on site. This system allows our technicians to assess the alignment of each wheel independently, make accurate adjustments and fine-tune the alignment of all four wheels. The four wheel alignment process typically takes around 45 minutes to complete.
Please call our Customer Service team to make arrangements for your vehicle on: