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WELLINGBOROUGH PRAISE

“Really pleased with the service and price, and even better that I could have them fitted at home rather than having to wait in a tyre fitters. Would certainly use again and recommend to others.”
Mr D Williams, Wellingborough – January 2014

“I cant say any more that excellent service, excellent product and excellent value.”
Mr P Bowman, Wellingborough – January 2014

“Phone call received as promised and time given for fitting. The fitter turned up on time and did the job. No hassle, no problems.”
Mr K Michell, Wellingborough – January 2014

“Del gave me a time slot and was there on time. He was very friendly. Got on with the job. Excellent job well done would recommend and use again.”
Mrs L Donohue, Wellingborough – December 2013

“I just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with your service.  The fitter replaced my two tyres and checked the other two, because I was not sure if they needed replacing (fortunately they have still got some life in them).  When I need new tyres I will be in touch.  I will also be recommending your service.”

J Thompson, Wellingborough – 24/1/13

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TYRES IN WELLINGBOROUGH AREA

etyres is an online tyre company and we make buying your new tyres in Wellingborough and the surrounding areas simple and cost-effective.  etyres Wellingborough come to you and fit your new car, van, motorhome, caravan or trailer tyres 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 premium brand tyres, including Bridgestone, Michelin and Pirelli.

Prices for all our tyres, including 4×4’s, run-flats and winter options, include fitting, a new valve, balancing, disposal of the old tyre and VAT.  There are no hidden extras. We also offer a puncture repair service and supply and fit batteries in Wellingborough and the surrounding areas, including Little Harrowden, Finedon and Orlingbury.

Our service is popular in the ancient market town of Wellingborough, which is nestled in Northamptonshire’s rolling countryside in the Nene Valley.   With excellent road and rail links, and close proximity to four international airports, the town is home to many commuters.

TYRES WELLINGBOROUGH BLOGS

Tyres for all seasons
October 24, 2014

When you are driving your car in drastically differing and changing temperatures, these conditions can affect the overall performance of your tyres just as much as the different road surfaces and road conditions that we face when we are driving every day.

For example with the ever confusing and erratic weather conditions of the British climate that we have seen over the last few years, it is certainly not surprising that customers do not know which tyres to buy for the vehicles. It’s certainly proving difficult to determine which kind of tyre will offer the best value for money, as well as the assurance of safety when driving in these varying weather conditions.

Different weather or road conditions would cause your tyres to react differently, like driving in the ice and snow in the cold winter months or driving up and a down a motorway on the hot sticky tarmac lanes of the motorway.

If you notice your tyres starting to perform and react differently as the weather climate changes, then it might be time for you to consider different tyres. We will take through the more common types of tyres that are regular use today.

Summer Tyres
The regular everyday tyre or the summer tyres that they like to call them these days, is a result of manufacturers making it easier to explain the difference between these tyres and winter tyres. The best time to use your summer tyres are during the months of April to October. The reason being is that during these warmer months the temperature steadily reaches 7°c and above. This is when the summer tyres start to perform at their best due to the compounds used in the making of these tyres during manufacture. The summer tyres will help to provide you with better braking ability, better handling and traction.

Winter tyres
I don’t think that the general public have been given enough information of the great benefits having winter tyre on your vehicle, or even get to realise the safety benefits of fitting winter tyres to their vehicle. One of the large breakdown recovery organisations have their recovery vehicles fitted with winter tyres all year round. Once the outside temperature starts to drop to 7°c and below then this is the time to be using your winter tyres. The time to use your winter tyres is between the months of November to April. Your vehicles traction can be improved and stopping distance reduced with the fitting of winter tyres. Winter tyres are made of a softer compound than that of a summer tyre which hardens at 7°c or below, winter tyres also have little cuts all over the tread pattern called sipes. These little cuts help the tyres to grip better in the snow and wet conditions.

All Season Tyres
All weather or all season tyres are the perfect combination of a winter and summer tyre. These tyres have characteristics that allow them to perform well in all weather conditions. These tyres tend to provide adequate performance in all seasonal weather conditions. These tyres usually have marking the M&S on them (mud & snow) so you can distinguish them from the other two tyre tyres. The all season tyres have a similar tread pattern to summer tyres but with little sipes cut into them, which shows their versatility to grip in slushy or muddy conditions as well as deal with warm temperatures comfortably. These tyres are made of similar compounds as winter tyres which ensure they don’t become hard and brittle in cold weather. Regardless of their title – all season tyres don’t perform as well as the specialist winter or summer tyres but can be a handy alternative to choose from between summer and winter tyres.

For more information on the type of tyres that are right for you contact etyres Wellingborough on 0800 028 9000.

How to get the most out of your car battery this winter
October 7, 2014

The engine of your car is very important, but the battery is also a key component and it is as we move into the winter months that it becomes increasingly imperative that it is well maintained and checked on a regular basis.

Without the battery your vehicle is dead. This is why it needs to be purchased with care and caution. The purchasing of a vehicle battery can be expensive which is why you need to make sure you are buying the right one for your vehicle. The wrong size battery or a battery with the wrong amp-age will let you down eventually.

Here are three suggestions for how to extend the life of your battery:

1. Check and ensure the battery terminals are not dirty. Look at both the positive and negative terminals more than once a month and if they appear unclean remove the wiring and use a post-scrubber to get rid of any dirt because optimal contact is needed. To wipe the cables and terminals use a mixture of water and baking soda. It is essential when doing this you wear protective gloves and goggles

2. Check that the distilled water level in the battery is correct. There may be an indicator which shows how much water to put in. It is also vital to have correct electrolyte levels to ensure you get the best performance from your car battery, so check for cracks in the casing on a regular basis. Should you find any cracks or any white powder on the battery tray, then the battery will need to be replaced as soon as possible. Use hot water to wash away the white powder as this is very corrosive

3. It is advisable to test your battery acid using a hydrometer. If the battery is fully charged there should be a reading of 1.265 or more, if it is any less then it will need recharging.

By carrying out these three battery maintenance checks you will help to extend its life. There’s no harm in knowing how to look after your car battery and it could save you money in the long run. If you do find yourself needing a new battery for your vehicle, contact etyres Wellingborough, we supply and fit a wide range of batteries to suit all budgets.