Same Day Tyre Fitting on Leading Brands
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At TQ Mechanix we have a wide range of tyres available to order online and we carry a small stock of common fitted sizes ready for your vehicle. You can order for fitting same day from the market-leading, best-known brand names such as Michelin, Dunlop and Continental. We also stock premium low-cost tyres to suit all needs and budgets. We do not charge a fitting charge as we don’t have one. Just one Price.
Simply enter the size of the tyre you require in the box above and browse our range of car tyres. Once you have selected the tyres that you want, follow the on-screen instructions and choose a date and time that is most convenient to you to bring your car in for free tyre fitting. Once you have completed your order and booking, you will be sent a confirmation email with the details of both your car tyre order and tyre fitting. You do not pay for the tyres now, you only pay once they are fitted to your car. Your next set of boots are waiting.
Please always provide your locking wheel nut key for any works at TQ Mechanix. If you are unsure if you have one or is fitted to your car please don’t hesitate to call us and we will be more than happy to assist you. If it is lost we can advise on removal.
When it comes to the qualities of a car tyre, there are a few areas that are important in UK law, primarily the tread depth, speed and load indexes, as well as the quality or stability of the tyre. Here, we will break down the various UK tyre laws and legal requirements that you, as the driver, need to be aware of.
Legally, all cars on UK roads require a tread depth of 1.6 mm at the very minimum. This needs to be in a complete band around the tyre – there should be no points where the tread depth goes below this value. Because of this importance tyre manufacturer’s often incorporate features to indicate the level of wear and tear on your tyre. A mould bar is a line of rubber found 1.6 mm into the tread.
As the tyres wear down, this becomes more visible and, if it’s flush with the outer surface of the tread, you have reached 1.6 mm and should immediately buy new car tyres. Of course, for safety reasons, it is always recommended you do this before reaching 1.6 mm, as a thicker tread offers better grip, performance and resistance from aquaplaning.
Speed and load indexes inform you of the maximum speed and load, respectively, that your tyres can take. For load indexes, you must use the minimum values given in the vehicle’s manual – as decided by the manufacturer. You cannot use a lower value.
Tyre Speed Index
As for the speed index, this must match the maximum speed of the vehicle, not the national speed limit of 70 mph. This means looking through the vehicle’s manual to find the official top speed and ensuring you have the subsequent matching tyres. For example, while any tyre with a tyre speed index over L (75 mph) is suitable for the purposes of driving under the national speed limit, if your vehicle has a top speed of 150 mph, then you would need tyres with a W (168 mph) rating or higher.
Spare tyres are not a legal requirement in the UK. Even if you have one, it does not need to meet any regulations, so long as it is not being used. However, the moment such a spare tyre is put onto a wheel and used, it must meet the typical requirements for a roadworthy tyre.
As the owner and driver of the vehicle, you have the ongoing legal obligations to maintain your tyres. These must be fit for purpose all points. This means ensuring the tread is the right depth – above 1.6 mm – as well as a few additional factors.
Your wheels should not have any lumps, bumps or other noticeable imperfections, as these can separate the structure and cause more dangerous driving. Even if a tyre has factory defects, it is up to you to either repair or replace this.
If in any doubt and you read all this! Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us here at TQ.