Tyres are one of the most important components of a vehicle. The tyre tread area making contact with the road is relatively small– only about the size of the palm of your hand – so if your tyres are worn or damaged it can seriously affect your car’s safety and handling. Not only that, if your tyres don’t meet legal requirements, you could face a fine of £2,500 per tyre and 3 penalty points on your licence.
That’s why it’s important to check tyre tread depth, general tyre condition and tyre pressure to ensure your tyres are safe for the roads.
National Tyres supply top brand tyres such as Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Goodyear, Michelin and Pirelli. As well as mid-range alternatives including Avon, Firestone and Yokohama tyres. They also have budget brand tyres including Tigar and Wanli tyres. They have the biggest range of tyres in stock at the lowest tyre prices online, ready to fit while you wait.
National’s tyre prices are the best in the business – and the National Price Promise means they won’t be beaten on price, guaranteed. If you can find the same tyre in stock locally at a lower price, they promise to beat that competitor’s quotation. Claims are valid against written quotations from any similar retailer excluding trade, internet or wholesale operations or products already on promotion and must relate to the same product, part and manufacturer (including guarantees).
Autoserve Club members are entitled to 5% off new tyres when purchasing online!
- Over 200 branches across the UK
- Car, van and 4×4 tyres available
- Large range of different brands from Michelin to Firestone
- National’s price promise means they won’t be beaten on price, guaranteed
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How do I know when my tyres need replaced?
If you notice that your car is not performing as well in wet weather, that it doesn’t handle or grip, or takes longer to stop when you brake then your tyres may need replacing. As tyre wear is a gradual process it can be hard to tell when your tyre needs changing which is why monthly tyre checks are recommended.
How do i measure tread depth?
A quick and simple way to check your tread depth is with a 20p coin. Insert the coin into the tread grooves at three separate places on your tyre. If you can see the outer rim of the 20p piece, then this could indicate that your tread is close to or below the legal minimum of 1.6mm and you should visit National to have your tyres checked. You should perform a quick visual inspection of the general condition of your tyres too.
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Should i fit winter tyres?