Have you noticed a change in your vehicle’s steering control or braking? If so, it might be time for new tyres to be fitted.
Your tyres form the bond between your vehicle and the road and can be the difference between arriving safely at your destination and an avoidable accident.
D&D Autos offer a comprehensive tyre replacement service, keeping our clients safely on the road for over 35 years. We offer a quick and premium service our clients have come to rely on. Please speak to one of our team today to arrange your tyre check.
What are the minimum tread requirements? And how do I measure this?
The UK’s legal requirement for tyre tread is 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of your tyre.
Gauge devices are used to measure the exact tread remaining on your tyre. But if you don’t have access to one of these and are concerned about your tyre tread, you can check your tread with a 20p.
Simply place a 20p into the lowest tread depth of your tyre. If you can no longer see the outer rim, your tyre should be above the minimum. If you can see the edge, your tread is below 3mm and should be checked as soon as possible.
Being able to see the 20p rim would mean you are driving on illegal tyres. And please remember that unless you are prepared to test all the treads on all your tyres, the test would not be reliable, and your tyres could still run the risk of an accident and fines.
Call D&D Autos today and arrange your professional tyre assessment.
I can't find my locking wheel nut key – what should I do?
If you are having trouble locating your locking wheel nut key, don’t panic. Simply contact our team at D&D Autos and let us help.
We recommend that clients never try to create a DIY locking wheel nut key. It usually causes more damage and an unnecessary repair bill. Give us a call today and let our team help.
How to check your tyre pressure?
The correct tyre pressures will be shown on the inside of the driver’s door or the inside of your fuel cap.
The next step is to check your current tyre pressure. Firstly, remove the dust cap from the tyre valve and place the pressure gauge onto the value. Then gently pressing down with the gauge on the valve stem will give you a reading.
If you need to reinflate your tyres, set the machine to the stated recommended pressure and keep the gauge on the value, the machine will do the rest.
If you are unsure or require help with this, give us a call, and we’ll be happy to help.
I’ve damaged my wheel. Can you fix it?
Our Ashford garage is fully equipped with specialist equipment, so we will do our best to get it back to normal if the wheel is fixable.