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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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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.

Why it is important to make sure your tyres are correctly inflated
August 12, 2014

When we fit new tyres for our etyres South Shields customers we are keen to explain a bit about the importance of maintaining them. Many motorists are aware that they are supposed to ensure their tyres are properly inflated, but they don’t understand the importance of having the correct pressure levels – which may explain why they don’t always bother!

You need to maintain the correct tyre pressure to stay safe on the road, because if your tyres are over or under-inflated their level of handling performance and grip will drop, potentially causing poor or even loss of control over your vehicle.

Under-inflated tyres are more likely to suffer from a blowout and they will also suffer premature wear on the outside edges, which means you will have to buy replacements sooner than if they had been properly inflated.

The tyre and wheel rim will also be susceptible to impact damage, from a pothole or high kerb.

On the other hand, over-inflated tyres result in a less comfortable, hard ride. The area of the tyre in contact with the road will be reduced so it will achieve less grip and experience more wear along the centre of the tread.

However, by taking a few minutes to check and maintain your tyre pressures at least once a month you will not only help your tyres last longer, you will also pay less at the pumps, because properly inflated tyres lead to enhanced fuel efficiency.

The correct tyre pressures for your vehicle can be found in the manufacturers handbook, inside the fuel filler cap or on a plate inside the drivers door sill.