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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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Devastating effects of illegal tyres brought close to home
October 8, 2014

The consequences of driving with illegal and under-inflated tyres were really brought home with the news that they were a ‘major factor’ in a tragic accident on the A59 between Silsden and South Shields.

At least three of the tyres on the Volkswagon Bora involved in the fatal crash were under the recommended level of pressure and it was likely that the fourth was too, but that had deflated on impact. The front two tyres were also illegal in terms of tread and were “highly dangerous”, a Skipton inquest heard recently.

Added to this was the fact that the road was wet at the time, which always makes driving conditions potentially more dangerous.

Making sure your tyres are properly inflated and have plenty of tread really is vitally important, especially as we head into winter when the weather can lead to hazardous driving conditions. It only takes a few minutes to check your tyres and if you are putting off replacing them because of the expense it is worth asking yourself if you can really afford not to have have safe tyres.

etyres Newcastle supply and fit a wide range of new tyres to suit all budgets, including economy and mid-range, as well as all the premium brands all at highly competitive prices. A new tyre gives you 8mm of tread and helps you stay in control of your vehicle, especially on wet roads.

Also, if you maintain your tyres, make sure they are always correctly inflated, are wearing evenly and don’t have any objects like stones or nails embedded in the rubber, they can last for years, which gives you peace of mind on the roads.

Of course, it is important to get the choose the right tyres for your vehicle, driving style and budget and etyres South Shieds are happy to offer you as much expert and impartial advice as you need to help you make the right decision.

Get to grips with your tyre tread depth ahead of winter
October 1, 2014

Cast your mind back to last winter and you probably remember it was the wettest since records began, which is why the annual Tyre Safety Month, which launches today, is focusing on making sure your tyres have plenty of tread depth.

Without the right amount of tread your motoring safety will be seriously compromised and you may not be able to brake, accelerate or corner properly, especially on wet roads.
This is because the tread grooves help your tyre evacuate the water from the contact patch between the rubber and the road. In wet conditions tyres with the right tread depth can usually clear enough water from the road to fill a bucket in just seven seconds. Without decent grip you will probably end up experiencing the terrifying sensation of aquaplaning, where you have no control of your car and could end up being involved in a terrible accident.

This is a potential disaster which is so simple to head-off, all you have to do is spend a few minutes checking your tyre tread depths. We invited motoring expert Vicki Butler Henderson to demonstrate how to measure your tread depth in a short video which you can view here. If your tyres have worn down to the legal minimum tread depth of 1.6mm across the central three quarters of the width of the tread throughout the entire circumference of the tyre they definitely need replacing as a matter of urgency.

However, it is worth remembering that many safety and motoring groups recommend changing your tyres once they wear below 3mm, because once they go below this point they are already sacrificing performance.

If you discover you need new tyres you can save money with our special etyres Chester le Street discount which means you get £25 off if you buy four new tyres or £10 if you order two or three tyres.



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