Founded in 1917, Yokohama are a Japanese company who produce a wide range of high quality tyres.
With ongoing research and development, they are at the forefront of the tyre manufacturing industry and are proud to provide a number of innovative solutions to vehicle owners the world over. At Tyres Northampton we are equally proud to supply a vast array of Yokohama tyres to our customers. From their winter tyres such as their W* Drive to off-road 4×4 tyres such as their Geolander range and even their high-performance tyres for sports cars such as the Advan collection, the Yokohama range really do offer something to suit any requirement.
Our team of expert fitters provide a fully comprehensive installation service to customers. From advising on the best tyres to fit individual requirements to carrying out the expert installation work and even recommending how customers can get the best wear out of their tyres, our service really is unparalleled. Working efficiently yet thoroughly and at an affordable price, look no further than Tyres Northampton for your new Yokohama tyres. For more information or to arrange for your vehicle’s new tyres 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