At Wells Tyres we understand that when a customer has a problem with a tyre, they expect a good quality, honest service, carried our by skilled tyre technicians.
After over 30 years experience of supplying and fitting tyres, we know that we offer a reliable and superior service. The tyre is a vehicle's only point of contact with the road, and the contact patch area is often no bigger than the palm of your hand. Therefore it is essential to maintain good tyre condition. To achieve this, tyres should be checked regularly and changed when needed. It is also vital that the right size of tyre, including the correct speed/load rating is fitted to the vehicle, balanced accurately and inflated to the specified pressure.
It is now law that the minimum tyre tread depth is 1.6mm. The tread wear indicators moulded into the base of the tread grooves are set at this depth.
Drivers found in breach of this will face a fine up to £2500 and 3 penalty points for each illegal tyre. However, by the time your tyres reach this level, the tyre's ability to grip the road will be significantly diminished. Therefore through advice from the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA), Wells Tyres recommend that tyres should be changed when the tread depth reaches 3mm.
It is possible to check tread depth yourself with the 20p test! This will provide a rough guide to assess your tyre tread depth level. Simply insert the 20p piece into main tyre grooves around the circumference of your tyre, if the outer band of the coin is visible, it is recommended that you call into a Wells Tyres depot for a free tyre check.
There are numerous other reasons that tyres may be deemed unsafe and would warrant changing, such as bulges, slices, cracks and other sorts of damage. At Wells Tyres our free tyre checks are quick and convenient to you! Just call in to one of our depots at a time that suits you and one of our skilled technicians will check your tyres for tread depth, safety, damage and pressure totally free of charge. At Wells Tyres, your safety is our business.
At Wells Tyres we offer a huge variety of competitively priced tyres. We stock a wide range of brands that range from budget, to premium, and everything in between.
We realise that each motorist has different needs and therefore we strive to cater to each one individually, and our huge range of tyres helps us achieve this. We have access to ALL sizes and ALL types of tyres for ALL vehicles (car, run flats, 4x4, lorry, tractor, trailer, van etc.) We do not sell remoulds or second hand tyres as we refuse to compromise on the safety of our customers. Each tyre Wells Tyres fit is balanced by our accurate and state of the art equipment to offer our customers the smoothest possible drive. We offer a FAST FIT SERVICE, NO BOOKING NECESSARY! Just call into one of our depots and we will immediately fit your brand new tyres. Contact us now for a free quote.
Wells Tyres can supply, fit, and fix punctures on all truck, tractor and lorry tyres.
Incorrect wheel balance causes a vibration/wobble in the steering when driving above a certain speed. If left, incorrect wheel balance can also lead to -
- Premature wear of tyres
- Rapid wear of suspension parts
- Reduction in your vehicles road handling capabilities
- Less fuel economy
When you purchase tyres from Wells we will always balance your wheels with our state of the art balancing equipment. New tyres will often have inconsistencies in the rubber compound - wheel balancing will take account of this and encourage even wear on your new tyres, saving you money. There are various other things that can knock wheel balance out such as general tyre wear or an impact such as hitting a kerb or pothole. Wells offer a FREE wheel balance checks to pop in any time.
Vehicle suspension misalignment is bad news for your tyres and bad news for your pocket.
If your suspension is misaligned the tyre is essentially being forced sideways, resulting in greater tyre scrub, excessive, irregular tyre wear and can even affect the handling and safety of your vehicle.
If wheel alignment is set correctly, tyres will last longer and control of your vehicle will be greatly improved. Some tell tale signs of suspension misalignment are excessive wear on either the inside or outside edges of your tyres and the steering wheel pulling in one direction. Wheel alignment can be knocked out for many reasons, for example, potholes, clipping kerbs and speed bumps.
When investing in new tyres, it is important to ensure wheel alignment is correct to prolong the life of your tyres. At Wells tyres, as part of our service to you, each time we change your tyres we will automatically carry out a FREE ALIGNMENT CHECK!!! If you choose to have your wheel alignment set, our state of the art laser alignment gauges, and highly skilled staff will ensure your alignment is sitting perfectly.
At Wells tyres we can fix most punctures quickly and easily. We do this by a simple and effective patching method, and for larger punctures, a plugging method
However, sometimes the damage done to the tyre is too great to fix and the tyre is deemed by our tyre technicians as unsafe. For example, if there is damage to the side wall, the inside of the tyre (from driving on a deflated tyre) or there are visible wires or cords. In these cases, a new tyre is recommended.
Sometimes pressure in tyres can drop due to the rim becoming corroded and therefore, the seal between the tyre and rim leaks air. This can be easily fixed by removing the tyre, scrubbing the rim down and re-sealing the rim with our specialised rim sealer. If the corrosion around the rim is too great to allow the tyre to seal, we can easily fit an inner tube into most tyres to stop the air leak.