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“Could not ask for better service, will never buy my new tyres from garage again!”
Mr M Cross, South Shields – 27 January 2014

“Superb mobile tyre fitting service, plus the cheapest tyres I could find in South Shields. Tyre fitter was also very professional and explained the procedures to me. Excellent service from start to finish.”
Mr Lowe, Hebburn – 20th September 2013. Goodyear tyres on a Kia Sedona.

“The etyres home fitting service is a god send! No more down-time when I get a flat tyre!”
Miss Ashborne, Cleadon – 19th September 2013. Puncture repair on Nissan Micra.

“I was looking for tyres in South Shields and stumbled upon etyres.  I was delighted with every aspect of their service and couldn’t believe they could fit tyres at my home address for less than I could get them at my local garage!”
Mrs Clifford, Jarrow – 4th February 2013. Kenda tyres on a Renault Clio.

“Had a set of winter tyres fitted to my Mondeo in November and have felt safe and confident doing the school run through our unpredictable British winter!  Many thanks to etyres for a cost-effective, convenient service”
Mrs Purvis, South Shields – 24th January 2013. Winter tyres for a Ford Mondeo.

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Don’t get left out in the cold with damaged or illegal tyres this autum
September 8, 2014

Autumn is upon us and whether you are still holding our hope for an Indian summer or starting to prepare for the cold months ahead, etyres South Shields recommends you get to grips with your tyre tread depths.

Come rain or shine it is important to make sure your tyres are safe and legal and have at least the legal minimum 1.6mm of tread across the central three-quarters of the tyre, so we are urging our customers to spare a few minutes to carry out some basic tyre maintenance.

Firstly, you need to make sure your tyres have got at least the minimum legal tread depth. However it is important to point out that according to tests conducted by the British Tyre Manufacturers’ Association, braking distance in wet weather of a tyre with only 1.6mm of tread depth is almost 12m longer than a new tyre from 50mph. This is partly why so many safety and motoring organisations recommend you replace your tyres when they wear below 3mm.

Adequate tread depth is especially important for safe driving on wet roads, because the tread grooves help to dispel water from the contact patch between the tyre and the road surface, which is essential for effective acceleration, cornering and braking. A tyre with lower tread depth is less effective at removing water from the road, leading to longer stopping distances and reduced road safety.

If you are not sure how to check your tyre tread depth, click here and watch Vicki Butler Henderson show you how it can be carried out in a matter of minutes.

Another factor which affects a vehicle’s safety is tyre pressure, because it influences the handling capability, so refer to your owners manual to find out what your correct level is and make sure you are not running on over or under-inflated tyres.

Finally, you should check your tyres regularly for signs of damage, such as cuts, cracks and bulges or stones and nails embedded in the rubber, all of which can lead to slow punctures and blowouts at high speeds.

If you discover you need new tyres, etyres South Shields supply and fit a wide range of tyres to suit all budgets, including economy, mid-range and all the premium brands. We also offer a mobile puncture repair service, which could save you the expense of buying a brand new tyre.

An important lesson in tyre safety for school-run parents
August 26, 2014

If you have been busy buying the last few bits of uniform, stationary and games kit before the new school term gets underway, here is one more thing to add to your list – check your tyres.

TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyre safety group, has issued a timely warning about why it is important to make sure your tyres are safe and legal before you set off on the endless round of school runs.

It has been prompted following research carried out by one of its members which found that 30 per cent of cars dropping children off at a Shropshire primary school were fitted with illegal tyres.

Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, warned: “Dropping children off at the school gates can be a particularly tough job for tyres with issues such as repeated kerb strikes to deal with.

“Making these vital safety checks only takes a couple of moments but could make the world of difference to the safety of you and your children. Of course, this isn’t just a one time job; it’s something that we all should be doing on an ongoing basis at least once a month.”

The consequences of driving with illegal tyres speak for themselves and are highlighted with figures from the Department of Transport which show that 1,200 road casualties are caused each year as a result of a car travelling on illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres.

So if you want to go to the top of the class for safeguarding your children on the school run, please spare a few minutes to check your tread depth, air pressure and the general condition of your tyres to make sure they are safe and legal.

And if you need new tyres, remember etyres South Shields operate a mobile tyre fitting service, which means we come to your home or work, allowing you to carry on with your normal routine or enjoying your children’s last few days at home before the new term begins.