Tyre Fitting Services
At Ian Jones Tyres we can supply and fit all makes and models of tyres. We will also balance your new tyres as well as provide tracking/alignment all from our local garages in Kington or Brecon.
Whether your looking for Kumo or Pirelli tyres, we ensure that your vehicle is fitted with the correct tyre for your driving style. We will also do our best to match & beat any like for like tyres.
Good To Know
As arguably the primary safety feature on your vehicle, Ian Jones Tyres strongly recommends buying new tyres, not part-worn or ‘used’ tyres. As the only part of a vehicle in contact with the road surface, tyres play a critical role in road safety. Acceleration, braking, steering and cornering all rely on the tyres’ relatively small contact area with the road surface so their correct selection, care and maintenance is essential.
However, each year in the UK, more than 1200 road casualties are caused by an accident where illegal defective or under-inflated tyres are a contributory factor.
The legal minimum tread depth for cars in the UK is 1.6mm throughout a continuous band comprising the central three-quarters of breadth of the tread and around its entire outer circumference.
In wet weather tyre tread grooves help to remove water from the contact patch between your tyres and the road surface meaning your car can brake, steer and accelerate properly. Without adequate tread depth your tyres may not be able to perform properly in wet conditions, reducing your safety on the road. It is therefore advisable to consider replacing your tyres well before they reach the legal minimum.
The air pressure within your tyres is the most important factor in determining how well they perform. Pressure affects the tyre’s speed capability, load carrying capacity, handling response, wear rate and overall safety.
What’s more, under-inflated tyres will cause your car to use more fuel and emit more CO2 emissions.
It’s therefore critical for your safety and comfort that your tyres are properly inflated in line with the vehicle manufacturers’ recommendations.
Tyre pressures should be manually checked when they are cold at least once a month.
Drivers who fail to comply with the regulations face a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre.
Tyres should be inspected at least once a month and before any long journey. Checks should include checking the air pressure, overall condition and tread depth. And don’t forget to check the spare or the compressor and sealant if no spare was fitted.
It’s better to fit all four tyres at the same time but if that is not possible then fitting two tyres at a time, and as a pair to get the best handling and grip on each axle, is the next best option.
As a last resort, then a single tyre can be replaced.
In all circumstances, seek the advice of an expert tyre retailer before replacing any tyres.
Tyre life is very dependent on the way that they are used. A set of tyres well maintained and used exclusively on motorways can return a much higher mileage against tyres badly maintained and ill-treated in a city centre and urban environment.Tyres should be checked regularly for any signs of wear and replaced accordingly.