In need of new tyres? At Expert Tyres, we can source any size of new tyres for your vehicle.
We supply and fit tyres for you and we have a wide variety of makes to select from, whether you are looking for budget, midrange, premium brands, run-flat, and all season or winter tyres, we have an excellent selection in stock.
Determining Your Tyre Size
Not all tyres are the same and different vehicles require tyres of slightly different sizes.
When it’s time for new tyres you will want to know the tyre size you need before giving us a call. Fortunately, you do not need to be a mechanic or tyre expert for this! Anyone can easily find their tyre size information with just a glance at the outer sidewall of the tyre.
Vehicle tyre sizes are indicated by a series of numbers and letters that can be seen on the sidewall of your tyre where you will find various codes and markings.
For example, the tyre size 205/55 R 16 91 V is made up of the following information:
205 – The tyre section width in millimetres
55 – The aspect ratio in % (the height of the sidewall divided by the tyre’s width)
R – Denotes the tyre’s construction type
16 – Rim diameter in inches
91 – Load index
V – Speed rating
How to Know When You Need New Tyres
There are a few situations when it is best to replace your tyres, even if they still have sufficient tread left on them:
⦁ Your tyre shows signs of ageing
Tyres age even when the vehicle is not used, or only driven occasionally. Factors such as lack of maintenance, conditions of storage, temperature, pressure, and driving conditions can age a tyre. Watch signs of ageing or fatigue such as cracking of the rubber or deformation.
⦁ Your tyre is damaged
Tyres can be damaged by hard impacts with solid objects such as kerbs, potholes, or large sharp objects. Perforations, cuts, or other deformities should be immediately inspected by a tyre professional as internal damage is not visible while the tyre is mounted.
⦁ Your tyre has abnormal wear
Good tyres wear evenly across the tread surface. Signs of abnormal wear can be uneven tyre wear in spots, along the edges, or in the centre. These may be due to improper wheel alignment or wheel balance, among other things. If you notice abnormal wear, have your tyres inspected.
In addition to these situations, the most common reason for needing new tyres is that they are worn down to the legal limit of wear. In the UK the legal limit is 1.6 mm. Beyond this limit, you are not only putting your safety at risk, but you are also breaking the law. Ideally, you should check your tire tread depth every two weeks or so, and especially before going on long trips. Here’s a simple way to tell if your tyres are worn out:
If your tyres do not have tyre tread wear indicators, or you don’t own a tyre tread depth gauge, you can easily check your tread depth with a 20p coin. Simply insert the coin into the tread grooves on your tyre. If you can’t see the outer band on the coin, then your tyre is above the legal limit. However, if the outer band of the coin is still visible, your tyres could be unsafe and should be inspected by a professional tyre mechanic like Expert Tyres.
For Expert Fitting of New Tyres Where You Are, Call Expert Tyres
Because we are a mobile tyre service, we’re able to meet you where you are – whether that’s at your home or your place of work or by the roadside. Expert Tyres can come to your location to perform superior new tyre fitting and installation for your vehicle. Expert Tyres services the surrounding Sheffield areas including the Rotherham and Chesterfield areas. In addition to mobile new tyre installation, we also specialise in seasonal tyre swaps and mobile tyre puncture repair services. We regularly check our prices against our competitors and our aim is to always provide our customers with the best quality tyre service at the best price.
Call us today and let us know what you need and when you need it and see if we can beat your best price quote. We regularly check our prices against our competition and aim to give you the best quality tyres at the best price.