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Commonly asked tyre questions

Perth Tyres frequently asked tyre questions

Can I check if my tyres need to be replaced?

One of the first signs may be that your car is not performing as well in wet weather, you may notice that handling or grip are reduced or even takes longer to stop. Wear of tyres is a gradual process rather than a sudden event other than punctures or tyre damge. Therefore, it can be hard to tell when your tyre needs replacing. Alastair Reid Garages recommend regular tyres checks, at least every 2 months, depending on the mileage you drive.

Can I measure tread depth?

You can purchase a depth gauge, though it is best to have your tyre checked properly as there may be other signs of wear apart from the tread. Some tyres also have tread wear indicators that show when a tyre is wearing low. If you are uncertain then please contact Alastair Reid Garages for a tyres check.

How important is tyre pressure?

The correct tyre pressure is crucial to safe operation of your vehicle. You may also need to adjust tyres pressures for different driving conditions or loading levels. Check you manufacturers handbook. Incorrect tyres pressure will reduce the overall performance of the vehcile and result in using more fuel. Correct tyre pressure keeps you safe and saves you money

Should I replace only one tyre at a time?

Generally you are best to replace all four tyres at the same time or replace them as axel sets i.e. 2 front or 2 back at same same. A single tyre can be replaced if it is worn though it may make sense to replace more than one if wear is high on the other tyres. Early replacement of other tyres can help in overall economy. If you need advice then please contact Alastair Reid Garages for a tyres check.

Is it worth fitting winter tyres?

Winter tyres are designed specifically for the general winter conditions in the UK i.e. wet, icy and low temperature driving. The compounds used to manufacture are different to summer tyres. Following recent heavy winters more motorists are opting to fit winter tyres. Winter tyres are very useful if you live in remote or rural locations or travel regularly into such areas.

Why use Alastair Reid Garages?

Member of Good Garage Scheme - customer feedback available online

Peace of mind - knowing our trained technicians have access to the latest information for your vehicle

Full range of services in Perth garage and Guildtown garage - MOT, servicing, tyres, exhausts, engineering etc.

All makes and models of vehicles serviced and repaired

The only dedicated auto electrical repair service in a Perth garage

Know your costs - no hidden charges, service costs fixed upfront

We value your business and will do everything we can to ensure you are happy with every aspect of your visit

Proven - established in Perth area for over 60 years

Understanding your needs - independent Perth garage

Delivering consistent service focused on your needs and time-scales

Quality - feel safe with our 12 months parts and labour guarantee

Consistency - we subscribe to SMTA, Motor Codes and OFT Codes of Practice

Save time - we use the latest diagnostics equipment available in the industry

Convenience - choose Perth Garage our city centre location or Guildtown, with free courtesy car

Manufacturers Warranty is protected

Save money - our fixed and repair rates save you money on main dealer prices

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Visit with Confidence

You can visit Independent Alastair Reid Garages in complete confidence, knowing you will be looked after. Not only do we guarantee all of our work (parts and labour) for 12 months, we also subscribe to codes of practice. As a Bosch appointed service centre we adhere to the OFT code of conduct for garages, in addition we are members of the Scottish Motor Trade Association, Good Garage Scheme and Motor Codes, all of which give you security in the knowledge we will take care of you and your vehicle. In the unlikely event that you wish to challenge the work that Alastair Reid Garages have undertaken, then please contact the garage directly in the first instance. Should you not be happy that this issue is resolved then you can contact Motor Codes via their website, they provide dispute resolution services on behalf of Alastair Reid Garages.