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
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.
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
| 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
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!
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
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
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)
Don't risk getting a hefty fine and losing penalty points!
Littlehampton Tyre Centre is an approved MOT Testing
What do we test during the MOT? Click