Established in 1931 in Japan, Bridgestone are a leading manufacturer in the world’s tyre industry. With their philosophy – ‘serving society with superior quality’ – it is evident that this company are seriously committed to innovation as they produce only the highest quality of tyres.
Here at Tyres Northampton we stock a wide variety of Bridgestone tyres for a variety of different vehicles. Whether you require tyres for a car, van, 4×4 or even motorcycle, you can be sure that our team of expert fitters will know exactly the right tyres to suit your individual requirements and will fit them efficiently and thoroughly. They will then offer expert advice on how to get the best wear from them. Working to suit your individual requirements, we will find the right tyres to fit your budget and specifications – whether you require high-performance Potenza tyres or general use B250 tyres, we are sure we can find the right set for you.
For more information or to arrange the fitting of Bridgestone tyres on your vehicle in the Northampton area, contact our friendly team of professionals today.
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How do I work out my tyre size?
The simplest way to work out the size of your tyre is to check your vehicle’s official handbook. However, if you don’t have it on hand, you should be able to read the measurements from the side wall of your existing tyres. If you’re still having trouble, the experts at Tyres Northampton can help.
How long do the average tyres last?
The lifetime of a set of car tyres depends on a few factors, including your driving style, the quality of the tyres and the road conditions. However, the average set of front tyres on a front-wheel-drive vehicle should last for a minimum of 20,000 miles. The rear tyres should last for twice that distance.
Can I buy tyres from you and get them fitted elsewhere?
Yes, we are respected tyre retailers who stock a wide range of sizes and brands. However, we have some of the best tyre fitters in Northampton. And our prices are some of the most competitive in the region. In our opinion, there’s no need to go anywhere else for tyre fitting.
How can I tell when it's time to change my tyres?
The only reliable way to check if it’s time to change your tyres is to check their tread depth. The professionals at Tyres Northampton can perform an initial visual inspection. If they suspect there’s an issue, they’ll use a special tread depth device to make sure.
You can perform a quick check yourself, however. And you don’t need a depth gauge. Simply insert a 20p coin in between the treads. If you can still see the coin’s border, it’s probably time to buy new tyres.
You should also perform regular visual inspections yourself. Some damage can be repaired at Tyres Northampton, but you’ll need to act fast!
How do I find out the ideal tyre pressures for my vehicle?
The simplest and most reliable way to find out the ideal tyres pressures for your vehicle is to check the official handbook. Alternatively, the pressures may be printed in the driver’s door sill or inside the fuel tank access door. If you still can’t find the ideal pressures, you can check the manufacturer’s website. However, when you bring your vehicle to Tyres Northampton, our engineers will access the manufacturer’s official guidelines to determine the ideal pressures.
What’s the difference between summer tyres and winter tyres?
You should be able to differentiate between summer and winter tyres just by looking at them. Summer tyres feature a more traditional orbital thread, while most winter tyres appear chunkier, thanks to their curved, chevron treads. Summer tyres are typically designed to perform optimally at temperatures above 7C. When they’re driven at lower temperatures, they harden — which affects their performance. Winter tyres are made with more rubber, which makes them better suited to cornering and gripping the road in temperatures below 7C.
What’s the legal minimum tread depth of a tyre in the UK?
The legal minimum tread depth for cars in the UK is 1.6mm. This minimum depth must be present across at least three-quarters of the centre of each tyre. And this depth must be maintained across the complete circumference of each tyre.
Does my tyre have a speed rating?
Yes, and you can usually find the speed rating of a tyre by checking the tyre itself. The final letter in the description should denote the speed rating. Ratings range from Q to Y, based on the maximum recommended speed. Exceeding this speed can drastically reduce the efficiency and performance of your tyres