Tyre Sales and Fitting Service


Littlehampton Tyre Services carries one of the largest and most diverse tyre stocks in Sussex.

Proper evaluation of your current tyre wear is not only important for maintaining safety, but is also a legal requirement.

Each tyre should have at least 1.6mm (the legal minimum) of tread across the central three-quarters of the tread width and around the entire circumference of the tyre. Most tyres have a tread wear indicator, a small raised area at the bottom of the tread that can be found at several different points round the circumference of the tyre.

You should not wait until your MOT to have your tyre wear checked! If your tyres are worn to the extent that the tread surface is nearly level with these indicators, you must have a new tyre installed.


Wheel balancing is vital to minimise tyre wear. We were also one of the first companies in the UK to install a laser guided wheel alignment machine.


We also offer other convenient branch locations and MOT facilities in the Littlehampton area.

 

Our Gorghi Artiglio Master automatic tyre fitting machine removes and fits tyres without touching the wheel. Owners of exotic alloy wheels can be assured they won't be damaged!

Tyre Facts

The tread on a tyre can disperse 40 litres of water every second when your car travels at 50 mph. As you can imagine from this fact the depth of the tread on your tyres can have a major effect on the ability of your cars handling in wet conditions.

If water is not dispersed quickly enough, because your tyres are worn, water will remain under the tyre and the tyre will begin to "aquaplane" - that's to say glide across the surface of the water. In these conditions the tyre loses grip.

Tread Depth and the Law According to surveys carried out by the Tyre Industry Council, up to 1 in 6 motorists are driving on illegal tyres. Every illegal tyre could cost you £2,500 and 3 penalty points.

The current law in the UK states that: "The grooves of the tread pattern must be at least 1.6mm deep throughout a continuous band comprising the central three-quarters of the breadth of the tyre, and round the entire outer circumference of the tyre". - The Road Vehicles (construction and use) Regulations 24-27

 

Don't risk getting a hefty fine and losing penalty points! Littlehampton Tyre Centre is an approved MOT Testing Station.

What do we test during the MOT? Click here

 
















We service all makes of cars and vans and stock a wide range of tyres, exhausts and brakes



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