Tyre Safety & Advice

Tyre Safety & Advice

Gabe Trading Leading Tyre Service For Cars & Motorbikes!

Proper care and maintenance of tyres lead to greater safety, better road holding and improved comfort. It can also save you from the risk of severe penalty (i.e. fines and driving licence penalty points).

How can I make my tyres last longer?

The most important thing is to check and maintain correct tyre pressure. Also, swap your tyres around regularly (check with a tyre specialist before you do) and practise conservative driving habits. If your tyres show signs of uneven wear, have your car’s steering checked (a wheel alignment).

The tyre is the only point of contact between a vehicle and the road. In all conditions of use the safety of the vehicle and its occupants relies on a relatively small contact patch area. This area is often no bigger than the palm of your hand and so it is essential to maintain the tyres in good condition and to ensure fitting an appropriate replacement when they need changing

The minimum legal tread depth is 1.6mm throughout a continuous band comprising the central three-quarters of the breadth of tread and around the entire outer circumference of the tyre. Tyre pressure and general condition (including tread depth) must be checked regularly. If you are not sure how to do this, any reputable dealer (including ourselves) will check your tyres free of charge.


What About New Tyres?

At Gabe Trading, we carry a huge stock of tyres. This comprises a wide selection of premium and economy brands. This is backed up by the most competitive prices, experienced fitters and modern fitting and balancing equipment – capable of dealing with modern ultra low profile performance tyres. Tyres not held in stock can usually be sourced for next day delivery.

No matter what your tyre questions are at Gabe Trading we value you and your safety, why not pop in for a quick tyre check we’ll provide you with free and advice. Remember we are independent offering the best friendly service and advice every time.