Established in 1889, Michelin have been one of the world’s largest names in tyre manufacturing, producing high quality and reliable tyres for over a century.
Manufacturing a huge range, Michelin offer a variety of types of tyre to suit different specifications and requirements of individual vehicles and drivers. Whether you require fuel efficient tyres such as the Energy Saver + tyres, tyres designed for safety the NEW Primacy 4+ tyres or tyres designed for performance in the mind such as the NEW Pilot Sport 5 (read more about this tyre here). Michelin’s range have something to suit every driver’s requirements.
Here at Tyres Northampton, we are proud to stock and install many of the Michelin Tyres on the market today. Our team of expert fitters are on hand to provide a fully comprehensive Tyre Fitting Service. From advising on the right tyres for your vehicle to performing the installation and recommending how customers can get the best wear from their tyres, our service is unparalleled.
To find out more or to arrange the expert installation of Michelin Tyres on your vehicle in the Northampton area, contact us 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