etyres is a nationwide mobile tyre fitting company that makes buying your new tyres in Durham a lot easier, because you can have them fitted at your home or work. Our prices for car, van, motorhome, caravan and trailer tyres are also much lower than the traditional high street depots for economy, mid-range and the premium brand tyres, including Bridgestone, Michelin and Pirelli.
Our branch already has an excellent reputation in Durham, which combines an alluring city with beautiful countryside and is famous for its iconic Cathedral and Castle, both designated a World Heritage Site.
As well as offering a wide range of tyres, including run-flats, 4×4’s and winter tyres, we also carry out puncture repairs and supply and fit vehicle batteries. Our Durham branch also covers the surrounding areas, including Chester-le-Street, Sherburn, Brandon, Langley Park and Lanchester.
Nearly three quarters of drivers across the UK are potentially unprepared for any heavy rainfall this winter and at an increased risk of being involved in an accident according to a new survey. So the question is: are you one of them or are you one of the 27 percent of drivers who say that they had checked their tyre tread depth in the last month?
If your tyres haven’t got adequate tyre tread depth, your car may be unable to cope properly in wet conditions, causing problems such as longer stopping distances, loss of grip and even an increased risk of aquaplaning.
The fact that last winter was the wettest ever on record should also prompt you to make sure your tyres are ready for whatever the weather has to throw at them during the next six months, which is why it is important to check them at least once a month.
TyreSafe, which carried out the survey, recommend you carry out the 20p test to check your tread depths. All you have to do is place the coin into the main tread grooves of each of your tyres tyre. If the outer band of the 20p coin is visible when inserted, then your tyre tread depth is above the legal minimum limit. However, if the outer band is visible when inserted into the tread, it is highly likely that your tyres need replacing as soon as possible.
If you need new tyres, remember etyres Durham will come to you and fit your new tyres at your home or work at a time that suits you. As well as our free mobile tyre fitting service, we also offer highly competitive prices on all the tyres we supply and fit, including economy, mid-range and all the premium brands.
Students are being warned that being a safe driver isn’t just about sticking to speed limits and ignoring your mobile phone when you’re driving – it is also about taking responsibility for keeping your vehicle, and in particular, making sure your tyres are always legal.
TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyre safety group, is urging students to pay more attention to their tyres following research among young drivers at the recent V-Festival, which found that a fifth had never checked their car’s tyre tread depths or pressures.
Incredibly, just one in four respondents claimed to have made these checks within the last month, the maximum period recommend between inspections. Meanwhile, more than one in ten amazingly believed that it’s their parents’ responsibility to make sure their car tyres are safe and legal.
Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, warned: “Being a safe driver isn’t just about sticking to speed limits and ignoring your mobile phone. There’s also a host of other important responsibilities such as making regular checks and carrying out basic maintenance on your tyres.”
It is especially important to check the tyres ahead of a long journey, such as going to or from university when the vehicle is likely to be heavily laden with luggage and living essentials, such as pans, plates, bedding and towels.
TyreSafe recommends young drivers carry out three quick, but important, checks:
1. Pressures should be checked to ensure they are in line with the vehicle manufacturers recommended settings. These details can be found in the vehicle handbook, inside the fuel filler cap or on a plate located on the driver’s door sill.
2. Tyre tread depths should then be checked to ensure they exceed the minimum legal amount of 1.6mm (if you are not sure how to check your tyre tread depth, watch our short video and Vicki Butler Henderson will show you how to do it)
3. General condition of the tyre should be inspected, paying particular attention to any cuts, lumps or bulges in the tyre. If any of these are present it could lead to a slow puncture or blowout at high speed if the tyre is not repaired or replaced
Young drivers looking for more information about tyre care and maintenance can find a dedicated section on the TyreSafe website, which includes an advice video with TV actor Tyger Drew-Honey, by clicking here.