Perth Tyres - Perth's Leading Independent Service & Repair Specialist

Perth 01738 622416
Guildtown 01821 640368

Ensuring your tyres are maintained properly

Tyre Safety

Perth Tyres factors in tyre safety

With tyres, the tread area making contact with the road is relatively small in comparison to the size and weight of the vehicle. Therefore, if tyres are worn or damaged it can seriously affect a vehicles safety and handling. Your tyres must also comply with legal requirements, or your could face a fine levied per tyres and points on your license.

Important regular checks of tyre tread depth, general condition and tyre pressure should be undertaken. This will make sure your vehicle is safe to be used on roads.

Tread depth must be at least the legal minimum of 1.6mm throughout a continuous strip in the centre three quarters of the tread and around the entire tyre circumference.

Tyres must be inflated according to the manufacturer’s published specification, normally outlined in the owners manual. Over-inflated tyres can cause excess wear on tyres. Under-inflated tyres result in increased fuel consumption and faster wear of the tread.

Tyres will also need to be checked for signs of bumps, bulges or cuts which could cause a blow out when driving.Uneven Tread Wear


Perth Tyres maintenance and safety

Sometimes tyres need to be replaced before they are fully worn because of rapid or uneven tread wear. This can be caused by a variety of reasons such as

  • Under-Inflation that causes faster wear along the edges of the tread.
  • Over-Inflating that leads to faster wear along the centre of the tread.
  • Faulty brakes or shock absorbers that can lead to flat spots around the tread of the tyre.
  • Wheel alignment or tracking not correct leads to over-wear along the inside or outside edges of front tyres.

Hitting a kerb or pot hole can cause this

Tyre Damage

Be vigilant for cuts, splits, breaks and abrasions on the surface or wall of tyres. Ensure that the inner walls on the inside of vehicle are checksed. Also be wary of foreign objects such as nails, glass etc. on the tyres that can lead to further damage. If you have any doubts or are unsure then contact Alastair Reid Garages for advice.

Wheel Balancing

To ensure the tread in in contact with the road and wears evenly then the wheel should be correctly balanced. Incorrect balance can lead to vibration through the steering wheel, or even steering and braking problems. Incorrect wheel balance is easily corrected, bring your vehicle along to Alastair Reid Garages for balancing.

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

What Our Customers Say

We use the Good Garage Scheme as an independent source of feedback for our customers. See what customers are saying about our garages

Feedback for our Guildtown Garage

Feedback for our Perth Garage

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.