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FAQ

Unsure how to find your tyre size? What tread depth do you need? We answer these questions and many more for you here!

How do I find my tyre size?

The best place to find this information is on your currently fitted tyres, on the sidewall. Be wary when searching online using a tool such as ‘search by car registration’, as many cars can accept different sizes, and you will likely get multiple results. By checking what you already have fitted, you know that any new tyres you order will match!

What is the minimum tread depth I need on my tyres?

The minimum tread depth that should be on your tyres is 1.6mm. This is a legal requirement as it affects the safety of your car. If your tyres do not meet this requirement your car will fail its MOT. If you are unsure if your tyres are road-safe visit us at one of our branches for advice from our expert technicians.

My tyre has a puncture, can you fix it?

Our expert tyre technicians can professionally repair your punctured tyres. For more information see our puncture repair service page here.

I bought tyres elsewhere, will you fit them for me?

Yes we will! For information on our fitting prices, click here.

When should I change my tyres?

You should change your tyres as soon as you notice any major damage, such as bulges or cuts in the tyre. Inspect your tyres regularly for signs of aging and keep an eye on your tread depth to ensure your tyres are safe. If you are unsure about the health of your tyres, visit us at one of our branches.

What do damaged tyres look like?

Tyre damage can be obvious, such as cuts or bulges on the side of the tyre, or can be more subtle, such as something known as tyre perishing. This is a sign that the tyre is getting old and needs to be replaced soon.
Here is an example of perishing:
Perished Tyres

What is a run flat?

Run flat tyres have extra strength in the sidewall, which enables you to drive to the nearest garage in the event you get a puncture. You can continue to drive on a run flat tyre for up to a maximum speed of 50 mph for 50 miles – this should allow you to visit us at Chesterton, Longton or Walsall for a replacement!

What is balancing? And how do I know if it needs doing?

Wheel balancing refers to how weight is distributed around a tyre or wheel. If your tyres are unbalanced, you will notice a difference in ride comfort, such as a vibration in the steering wheel. Unbalanced tyres can also affect the health, and therefore safety of your tyres, so its important to have them balanced correctly.
At Tread X Tyres we can balance your tyres for you, and this service is included for FREE whenever you have your tyres fitted by us.

What’s the difference between summer and winter tyres?

Essentially, winter tyres have better grip when the weather gets cold. Winter tyres aren’t just for snow! These tyres generally work best when the temperature is below 7°C, as they are made from a softer rubber compound than summer tyres and are therefore more flexible and result in shorter stopping distances than summer tyres in the cold and wet. Winter tyres also have different tread patterns which are more effective on ice, snow and excessive water.
In contrast, summer tyres are better in the warmer weather as they are made from a harder compound which allows for better grip in the rain in temperatures over 7°C, and their tread patterns result in more surface contact with the road, meaning a shorter stopping distance.
It all comes down to temperature!
Tread X Tyres offers both summer and winter tyres, call now for a quote! Winter tyres not currently stocked online but are available in store.

What is a speed rating?

A tyre’s speed rating refers to the maximum speed you can safely drive at with those tyres. Speed ratings range from N (87mph) to Y (186mph). You can see the rating of your current tyres on the sidewall of the tyre: it’s the letter after the tyre size and load rating.
You can find the speed ratings for our tyres on our website by clicking additional information on each tyre’s page. For more information on speed ratings, click here.

What is a load rating?

The load rating of a tyre refers to how much weight the tyre can support. You can find your tyres’ current load rating on the sidewall of the tyre. It is the number after the tyre size. You can also find the load ratings for our tyres on our website by clicking additional information on each tyre’s page. For more information about load ratings, click here.

How do I know what pressure my tyres should be at? Why does it matter?

Most cars will have a sticker on the inside sill of the drivers door telling you what pressure your tyres should be at. If your car doesn’t have a sticker, it should be in your log book.
The amount of pressure in your tyres directly affects how much contact they have with the road surface. Not enough pressure will result in too much contact and excessive wear on your tyres, meaning they need to be replaced sooner. Too much pressure, and you will have less contact with the road surface resulting in less grip and longer stopping distances.
Look after your tyres, and they’ll keep you safe on the road!

What information is on those tyre labels?

You might have seen these, either on tyres you’ve purchased, or here on our website. But what information can be found on one?
Tyre Label Explanation

What is included in the cost of a tyre?

When you buy a tyre from us through our website or in store, you only pay for the tyre. However, you will receive: FREE fitting, FREE balancing, FREE new valves and FREE waste tyre disposal!

Are you open on Bank holidays?

Unfortunately we are closed on Bank Holidays. However our website is open 24/7! Any orders placed will be dealt with the next working day.

Do I need to make an appointment?

At Tread X Tyres we strive to see to every customer’s needs as quickly as possible, which means that we have no need for an appointment system. Give us a call or visit us at one of branches and see just how quickly we can have you back on the road.