“Best price I could find after shopping around on the internet and making calls. The mobile service provided by Dave was excellent. Thank you etyres.”
D Edwards, Consett – 2/11/12
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etyres is a leading mobile tyre company and we offer a popular service fitting tyres in Consett and the surrounding areas. We supply and fit tyres for cars, vans, motorhomes, caravans and trailers at your home or work and we cater for all budgets, from economy and mid-range to all the premium brands, including Michelin, Bridgestone and Pirelli. Our customers have been returning to us for many years, safe in the knowledge that our highly competitive prices are extended over our entire range including run-flats, 4×4’s and winter tyres.
Our free mobile fitting service is very popular in Consett, which is perched on the steep eastern bank of the River Derwent, high on the edge of the Pennines. Once one of the world’s most prominent steel-making towns, its legacy lives on in the form of Blackpool Tower. One of its most famous son’s has got to be Mr Bean and Blackadder comedy actor Rowan Atkinson.
As well as catering for all your tyre needs, etyres also offer a puncture repair service and supply and fit batteries in Consett and the surrounding areas, including Leadgate, Tanfield, Shotley Bridge and Lanchester.
Winter always put an extra strain on car batteries, because the colder they get the more power our engines need to get them going. Added to this are all the extra demands we put on our batteries at this time of year, such as heaters, seat warmers, windscreen wipers, headlights, plus all the other chargers and gadgets we travel with these days, like mobile phones, sat navs and iPods.
So it is hardly surprising that flat batteries such a common cause of breakdown call-outs at this time of year, but you can take a few steps to make sure you are not left stranded inside a car that’s going nowhere this winter.
First of all, don’t overwork the battery when you’re trying to start your car. If your engine does not start first time, operate the starter in ten second bursts and then turn the ignition off for 30 seconds, before trying again. Also, turn off any electrical accessories as soon as they are no longer required. Heated rear windscreens tend to work in conjunction with heated mirrors and consume a lot of electrical energy.
The shelf-life for a car battery is around five years and after that it cannot be relied upon to get vehicles started on cold mornings. There are tell-tale signs to look out for that indicate a car battery is on its last legs, for example, sluggish starting and dimmer lights when the engine turns over, both of which should prompt motorists to order a replacement.
etyres Consett supply and fit a wide range of car batteries to suit every vehicle. Its price for a brand new car battery includes fitting, disposal of the old battery and VAT – plus every car battery supplied and fitted by etyres comes with a three year guarantee.
Our customers also benefit from our mobile fitting service which means you can have your new car battery fitted at your home or work – which is even more convenient if the vehicle will not start due to a flat battery!
Autumn has arrived and it is time to get your car winter ready.
For a start, making sure your tyres are safe and legal will make a massive difference when driving on treacherous winter roads. So the first thing to do is make sure you have plenty of tread. The legal minimum limit is 1.6mm, but most safety and motoring groups recommend you consider replacing your tyres when they wear below 3mm, especially during the autumn and winter months, when road conditions are more hazardous.
If you are not sure how to check your tyre tread depths, click here and watch our short video, it will only take a few minutes to watch Vicki Butler Henderson show you how to check your tread depths, but it could help to prevent a lot of problems which could see you stranded at a roadside in the pouring rain on a cold November evening.
It is also important to make sure your tyres are properly inflated. Vehicles with under-inflated tyres do not handle well, especially on wet and icy roads. They also increase wear and tear and use more fuel.
Also spare a thought for your vehicle battery, because cold weather can put it under much more strain and a battery that is already weak may not turn over when you need it most.
A car battery usually only has a lifespan of around five years, but even relatively new ones can go wrong due to constant use of the heater, heated seats and lights.
There are signs to look out for that indicate when a battery is getting weak and may need replacing, such as a sluggish starter motor when the ignition key is turned and headlights that dim when the engine speed drops to an idle.
If after checking your tyres you discover you need new replacements, etyres Consett supply and fit a wide range to suit all budgets, including economy, mid-range and all the premium brands. We also supply and fit a wide range of vehicle batteries, which all come with a three year guarantee.