“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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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.
It is no surprise that most motorists take their tyres for granted and don’t have a clue about the how they are made, whether they can be repaired and when they are actually illegal.
Yet these four pieces of equipment are your vehicles only point of contact with the road and as such should be given a bit more respect to ensure they are always in peak condition, which is why etyres Wellingborough want to give you a bit of background on your tyres.
Your tyres are composites, which means they are made of different materials, all with very different properties. Your tyre may look like a very simple object, but it is truly a very complex tool as you will see below:
Inner liner – this is made up of synthetic rubber and this is found inside the tyre. It replaces the old inner tubes that were used in old cross ply tyres and they are still used today.
Tyre casing ply – the casing is made up of fine textile fibre cords, laid down in straight lines and sandwiched in rubber. These cords are a key element in the structure of a tyre and enable it to resist pressure. There are about 1400 cords in each ply of a car tyre, each of which can resist a force of at least 15 kg.
Tyre walls – the sidewalls of your tyres are made up of a supple rubber compound. This is help to protect the tyre from shocks, bumps and bangs that your tyres under goes each day that could damage the tyres casing, eg minor knocks against pavements, potholes etc. Where the tyre joins the rim there is hard rubber protection.
Tyre bead wire – this helps to hold the tyre onto the rim of the wheel. The bead wire can take a load of up to 1800 kg without the risk of breakage. So you can see how strong the bead wire really is.
Lower bead area – its role is to transmit engine and braking torque from the rim of the tyre through to the contact patch.
Bracing plies – the plies encircle the entire crown of the tyre, and perform a very complex role. They must be sufficiently rigid around the circumference of the tyre and must not be stretched by the tyres rotation, which must be able take the stresses and strains of cornering. At the same time, they must be supple enough to absorb the bumps in the road. To make up the tyres bracing plies, cords of steel have to be bonded to rubber. It is very tricky and difficult to do; the ply is reinforced with very fine, very resistant steel cords in a rubber sandwich. Two or more plies are stuck together and cross the tread area at angles of around 60 degrees to each other. Their steel cords cross the casing cords to form braced triangles. This is known as triangulation, and it makes the crown rigid. This is how the radial ply for your tyre is produced.
Tyre treads – the tread is laid over the bracing plies. This is the patterned part of the tyre that will be in contact with the road. The tread in the contact patch must be able to resist very significant stresses. The tread rubber compound must grip on all types of surfaces, resist wear and abrasion, and heat up as little as possible.
All that then remains is to mould in the tread pattern and vulcanise all these semi-finished products together to form what we know as a whole tyre.
Now you have a better understanding of your tyres, we hope you understand the need to look after them – because they look after you.
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.
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.
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.