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Supply and fitting of new tyres in Sheffield for cars, vans, 4 x 4 and light commercial vehicles from the leading tyre manufacturers. A large stock of popular manufacturers and sizes of tyres ready for fitting at our garage in Bradway, in the south of Sheffield, S17. Fitted while you wait we remove your wheel, change your tyre and safely dispose of your old tyre in accordance with U.K guidelines and regulations.

Tyres For:

  • Abbeydale
  • Arbourthorne
  • Beauchief
  • Beighton
  • Birley
  • Bradfield
  • Bradway
  • Crystal Peaks
  • Endcliffe
  • Graves Park
  • Greenhill
  • Gleadless
  • Greystones
  • Hackenthorpe
  • Halfway
  • Handsworth
  • Intake
  • Jordanthorpe
  • Lodge Moor
  • Low Edges
  • Lowfield
  • Manor Top
  • Meersbrook
  • Millhouses
  • Nether Edge
  • Newfield Green
  • Norton Lees
  • Ringinglow
  • Totley
  • Woodseats

Top 3 Tyre Problems

  1. TYRE CUTS - Tyre cuts are usually caused by sharp objects that have been driven over.
  2. TYRE CRACKS - Tyre cracks are usually caused by the tyre being unused and stood for prolonged periods or from cheap manufacturing and materials.
  3. TYRE BULGES - Tyre Bulges are usually caused by an impact of some kind such as striking a curb or driving over a pot hole.

Tyre's - The Basics

What Is A Tyre?

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Thick rubber ring constructed from up to 200 separate raw materials, usually filled with air, that is fitted around the outer edge of the wheel of a vehicle. Your tyre's provide your car with traction to the road surface giving your car its road grip and absorbing some shocks.

How Is a Tyre Constructed?

The tyre's skeleton is usually constructed with woven fiber cords coated in rubber. The carcass ply on the inner liner of the tyre gives the tyre it's overall strength along with woven sheets of steel wires that are coated in rubber.

How Is A Tyre Airtight?

Beads: The wheel & tyre's airtight seal is achieved using beads constructed from rubber coated high-strength braided steel.

Tyre Tread

The outer diameter of the tyre which makes road contact is designed to disperse Sheffield's road water and snow through the tyre's grooves allowing the tyre's tread blocks (peaks)to maintain road contact.

Tyre Laws AndSafety

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The law states the legal tyre limit is 1.6mm of tread across the central three quarters and all around the tyre circumference. If any of your tyre's are below 1.6mm of tread then you are not only risking the safety of the vehicle driver and occupants but also a fine of upto £2500 and 3 penalty points on your license per tyre. Most tyres have wear indicators in the tread. When the indicators are level with the tyre surface area you need a new tyre.

Tyre Pressure

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Tyre pressure affects your fuel economy, tyre life expectancy and braking distance. Tyre pressure should be checked regular depending on your mileage but a general rule of thumb is every two weeks and before long journeys you should check your tyre pressure. Check them from cold or after very light use as your tyre air pressure varies with temperature changes unless you inflate them with nitrogen which leaks very little and responds to virtually no pressure changes with temperature fluctuations unlike air air.

Tyre Puncture Repairs

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Most of Sheffield's car and van tyre punctures can be repaired to allow the tyre to achieve its life expectancy. On rare occasions the position of the puncture dictates that we legally are unable to repair the tyre. In such circumstances a new tyre is the only option.

Nitrogen Tyre Inflation

close up of our nitrogen tyre inflation system in our sheffield garage

For the ultimate in tyre inflation we offer a nitrogen tyre inflation service at our Bradway garage in Sheffield. Nitrogen is a dry, inert non-flammable gas that has been in use for decades. Previously nitrogen was only used in professional applications such as racing tyres, aircraft tyres, earth moving tyres and on military vehicles. Tyres inflated with nitrogen retain their pressure 3 to 5 times longer than tyres filled with just air. Tyres filled with air lose around 1.5psi per month. Call and see us at our Bradway garage to get your tyres inflated with nitrogen.

Nitrogen Tyre Inflation Benefits

  1. Improves Safety Because nitrogen maintains tyre pressure, your car benefits from more tyre grip in all weather resulting in better vehicle handling.
  2. Improves Fuel Economy Typical fuel savings are between 5% and 7% which really adds up these days. Especially if you cover many miles each week.
  3. Maximises Tyre Life As nitrogen is a clean moisture free gas making it perfect for tyre inflation as it reduces internal oxidation which slows down the tyre's aging process.

Wheel Alignment

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What Is Laser Wheel Alignment?

illustration showing a vehicle with no body or chassis just the engine gearbox prop shaft differential and axles with a laser alignment system attached to the vehicle wheels and tyres showing the vehicle wheels are aligned where all the lasers converge onto a scale

Laser wheel alignment consists of your car having a device attached to each wheel which shines a laser beam of light that is focused using mirrors to measure your car wheels alignment. Manufacturers specify figures for front and back wheels and can either be toe in or toe out. If your wheels are out of line they are adjusted until they are at the recommended manufacturers settings. Your car steering and handling will feel better and will return to its central position after a turn without you having to feed it back.

Why Do I Need Laser Wheel Alignment?

illustration showing a vehicle with no body or chassis just the engine gearbox prop shaft differential and axles with a laser alignment system attached to the vehicle wheels and tyres showing the vehicle wheels are seriously out of alignment where all the lasers converge onto a scale

Does your car feel like it pulls to one side? Are your tyres wearing unevenly? Does your steering wheel not feed back to the center point on its own after a turn? If the answer to any of those questions is yes then you probably need your cars wheels aligning. Our illustration shows an exaggerated example of toe in and would seriously affect handling & tyre wear.

Wheel Balancing

a wheel balancer in our sheffield garage

What Is Wheel Balancing ?

Wheels spin at many revolutions per minute (depending on the vehicle speed). Therefore even the slightest wheel & tyre vibration is amplified and can travel all the way through the cars body and mechanical joints. Wheel balancing is the process of achieving true wheel & tyre balance by the addition or subtraction of weights fixed around the wheel. The wheel is clamped to computerised balancing equipment which spins the wheel at various speeds and determines the positions and weights required to make the wheel balanced.

close up of garage wheel balancing equipment showing the digital display and its assorted coloured operational buttons as well as a vehicle wheel and tyre clamped to it

Why Do I Need Wheel Balancing?

Balanced Wheel

Unbalanced Wheel

If you have noticed vibrations through your seat or through the steering wheel you may need one or more of your cars wheels balancing. When your cars wheels rotate they will vibrate if the wheel is not properly balanced. This vibration is then amplified through the cars body and steering wheel. It can be at all speeds or just around a specific speed. This vibration can wear bearings and linkages prematurely so it is vital to ensure all your wheels are balanced. Hover over the above tyre's to see our tyre and wheel balancing animations.

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