Tyres and Brakes
Drive safe – remember you should check your tyres regularly to ensure that are operating safely and efficiently. If you have any concerns about your tyres or brakes please call our service garage on 01522 509800
Car and Van tyres
UK law insists your car must be fitted with the correct tyre for the vehicle you own - and that they are inflated to the manufacturer's recommended pressures. The tread depth must be a minimum of 1.6mm across 75% of the tyre.
We have plenty around and hitting a pot hole or kerb, even at slow speeds, can have an impact on your cars wheel alignment, also known as tracking. If your car wheels are not aligned correctly then you will impact the handling of your car and worst still you will wear down the tyres faster than if you have correct wheel alignment.
If you've heard a grinding noise when applying the brakes your pads could be excessively worn and needing to be replaced along with potentially damaged discs. If you pull to one side when braking, this usually means a sticking or seized mechanical or hydraulic component. If your pedal feels spongy there could be air in the hydraulic system due to a brake fluid leak. If it pulsates you could have a distorted brake disc or drum.
Brakes, Tyres, Tracking and Wheel Alignment
from Andrew Robinson Lincoln
Brake and Tyre Checks