Blackhorse Auto Repair Centres are leading stockists of top brand tyres such as Continental, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Pirelli, Constance, Dunlop, Avon
and Blacklion. We stock new quality tyres for the majority of makes and models and our branch staff can recommend the best tyre for your vehicle.
The tyre you need depends greatly on the kind of car you drive and the type of driving you do. For short distances in and around town on
the school run or to the local shops then economy and safety will be your first concern when choosing a tyre. If you do a lot of motorway driving
then low noise, comfort and fuel saving might be factors in helping you find the right tyre. Drivers with luxury cars and sports cars will be interested
in high performance tyres, which offer precision handling, exceptional traction and manoeuvrability at speed. Tyres are one of the most important
components of a vehicle. The tyre tread area making contact with the road is relatively small, 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 and 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. Tread
depth must be above the legal minimum of 1.6mm throughout a continuous strip in the centre three quarters of the tread and around the entire
tyre circumference. Tyres must be correctly inflated according to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations in the vehicle handbook.
Over-inflated tyres cause excess wear, shortening tyre life and can result in an uncomfortable ride; under-inflated tyres result in increased fuel
consumption and faster wear of the tread shoulders plus increased chance of impact damage. Blackhorse Tyres can inspect the general condition
of your tyre for any sign of bumps, bulges or cuts which could cause a blow out when driving.
The correct tyre pressure is very important also; it helps your tyres last longer, provides a smooth, more comfortable ride and makes your fuel go
that bit further, so the right tyre pressure helps you save money as well as improving safety. It also reduces carbon dioxide emissions which
protects the environment.
All four tyres should be replaced at the same time; however this isn't always necessary if only one tyre is worn or damaged. However it can be
favourable replacing two tyres at a time and as a pair, either the front two tyres or the rear two tyres,for optimum handling and grip on each axle.
All new tyres that Blackhorse Tyres provide are balanced when fitted to maximise tyre life, fuel economy and for a smoother ride Winter tyres are
specially designed to perform in wet, icy weather and very low temperatures, as well as snowy conditions. They contain a higher percentage of
rubber than standard tyres to ensure they maintain grip in low temperatures. More motorists are opting to fit winter tyres, especially after the
severe winters we have experienced. Winter tyres could be a valuable asset if you live in a remote location which is hit with severe winter weather or
if you do a lot of driving. However it is important to remember that regular tyre tread, pressure and general condition checks are essential for
safety when driving, whatever tyres you have fitted.