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We are taking orders for winter tyres!
September 8, 2014

You might be surprised to hear this, but we are already taking orders for winter tyres and booking appointments with customers who want to switch back to them after months of driving on their regular tyres.

Yet having said that, the best time to have your winter tyres fitted is the months between October and April, which is when temperatures are most likely to drop below 7C and winter tyres come into their own, because they are better at gripping cold, damp roads, let alone those blanketed with snow and ice.

As we know, when the snow falls on Consett it can cause chaos on local roads leaving many people unable to get to work or school, and that is not the time when you want to start thinking about fitting winter tyres!

It is better to have them fitted before the really bad weather strikes. Waiting until the roads are frozen or your car is buried under a snow drift is a case of the shutting the proverbial stable door after the horse has bolted.

We recommend you have them fitted any time from October and then, if you wish, you can remove them and swap them over with your regular tyres in the spring, this way guarantees you get the maximum benefit of having winter tyres from the first day the mercury drops below 7C and when the snow starts to fall.

To find out more about the advantages of fitting winter tyres and how etyres Consett provide an excellent service, switching them with your all season tyres, so you can store them in your garage during the summer months, click here for more information on our special web page.

Why you must not put off checking your tyre tread depth
August 26, 2014

There are some things in life you can get away with putting off, like starting a diet or making your own compost, but ensuring your tyres are safe and legal isn’t one of those things!

Making sure your tyres have at least the legal minimum tread depth limit of 1.6mm across the central three quarters of the tyre around its entire circumference is essential if you want to stay safe on the roads.

And it only takes a few minutes, which is another reason why it is unforgivable to keep putting it off.

If you are not sure how to check your tyres, we recommend you take a couple of minutes to watch our short video which features Vicki Butler Henderson showing you just how quick and easy it is to check your tyre tread depth.

If your tyres don’t have a minimum of 1.6mm of tread, they present a real safety hazard and can greatly reduce safety on the road, especially in wet conditions. This is because the tyre tread grooves help to evacuate water from the road surface, enabling the tyre to grip the road properly so that the vehicle can brake, steer and accelerate safely. Without adequate tread depth, all of these are greatly compromised, risking the safety of the driver, their passengers and other road users.

And not only that, but they could also land you with a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points on your driving license per bald tyre if you are stopped by the police.

So don’t put if off any longer – check your tyre tread depth now and if you need new tyres remember that etyres Consett come to you, saving you the time and hassle of taking your vehicle to a local garage or tyre depot.