Perth's Independent Tyre Service Specialist Alastair Reid Garages

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Factors impacting tyre life and how to extend tyre life

Tyre Life

Perth Tyres extending tyre life

Easy operation of your vehicle and care of its tyres can increase tyre life, improve vehicle performance and most importantly improve safety. Here is a quick guide to tyre maintenance than anyone can undertake.

Check your pressures regularly – details of correct pressures can be found in the car manual. Check pressure with a tyre gauge when the tyre is cold as any journey will warm up tyres and increase the pressure reading.

Inspect for damage on the tread surface and tyre walls. Check for cuts, chips or cracks, which can lead to loss of pressure or even punctures.

Check your tread depth as less tread will increase your fuel consumption and performance as there is less grip. The minimum legal depth is 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the tread width and around the entire circumference of the tyre.

Take extra caution in wet or slippery conditions as you are more likely to have an accident in wet weather as in the dry. The stopping distance of a car in wet conditions can be twice that of dry weather.

Only load/tow within the parameters defined by the manufacturer. Overloading or towing excess weight will cause early tread wear and may reduce overall safety.

Tyre Pressure

Maintaining the correct tyre pressure for your vehicle ensures that the performance and safety criteria as within the bands defined by the manufacturer. Modern cars are complex machines that have numerous sub-systems working together to ensure maximum efficiency and optimum performance. If any one of these is not working to peak performance then it has an impact on the vehicle. The engine management system will help keep fuel flows, exhaust emission etc. within parameters. Incorrect tyres pressures will lead to increased fuel consumption, increased braking distances and reduced safety.

Incorrect tyre inflation can reduce tyre life by by as much as 70% with even a small reduction in the inflation of tyres.

Fuel efficiency

Under-inflation increases the amount of the tyre's tread that is in contact with the road surface leading to increased friction and higher fuel consumption.

Check your pressures regularly and always before a long journey.Check pressures when the tyres are cold Follow guidance in drivers handbook for tyre pressures under different load and towing conditions.

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 Perth Tyres 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.