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Frequently Asked Questions About Tyres

Tyres, it’s in our name! At Tyres Northampton, our professional tyre fitters are on hand with industry leading knowledge and customer service. If you’re looking to find out how to read your tyre size; how to check your tyre pressure or what the minimum legal tread depth is, you’re in the right place.

We’ve put together answers to these and other popular questions below. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, ask the search bar on the side of this page or give us a call directly for an answer from an expert.

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What is the Difference Between Summer and Winter Tyres?

Winter tyres are optimised to work best when outside temperatures are under 7°C. Unlike standard tyres, which are good all-rounders and work in a majority…

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How do I find my tyre size?

On the sidewall of every tyre you will find tyre markings. This is a code written in a specific order that tells you the tyre…

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What is the Fine for Driving with Illegal Tyres?

If you drive with tyres that do not conform to the minimum legal standards, you could receive three penalty points on your licence and a…

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What Should I do When Checking My Tyres?

The two main things you should check are tread depths and tyre pressure: Checking Tread Depths You should check the tread depths to ensure they…

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How often should I check my tyres?

You should check your tyres every two weeks, including your spare, and before any long journeys.

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How do I Check My Tyre Pressure?

Maintaining the correct tyre pressure is essential if you want to maximise the longevity of your tyres. If you do not maintain your tyres at…

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What is the Minimum Legal Tread Depth?

The tread depth of your tyres must not fall below the legal minimum depth which varies depending on your vehicle. Passenger Vehicle If you have…

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