Frequent Questions

Choosing the Right Tyres

Tyre law is comprehensive for good reason. Driving with tyres which are damaged or which have low tread is not only dangerous but illegal. According to the law, your vehicle must be fitted with the correct type and size of tyre. Tyres must also be inflated to the recommended tyre pressure.

The legal limit of tread depth on tyres is 1.6mm across the centre and 75% of the tread around the complete circumference of the tyre. Checking your tyre depth regularly can help you avoid 3 penalty points and £2,500 in fines per each illegal tyre.

 

What tyre size do I need?

You can find your tyre size on the side of your current tyres. The tyre size looks something like 205/55R16 91V. It’s vital you check both your front and rear tyres, as these sizes can differ.

Your tyre size may also be in your vehicle's manual; however, these sizes will be incorrect if your vehicle has had aftermarket wheels added.

By entering your car registration on the homepage, we can show you a range of tyres suitable for your vehicle.

 

Which tyres are right for my car?

Tyre Savings have an extensive range of tyres, suitable for all requirements and budgets. To see what we can offer you, simply enter your registration or your tyre size on the homepage.

When browsing through tyres, take note of the mandatory EU tyre labels, you can learn more about those here.

If you want to search for tyres via a brand, that’s no problem. Visit our brands' page here.

Once you have selected your tyres, simply book in with your preferred fitting station online.

 

What is Tyre Performance labelling?

The EU introduced mandatory tyre labelling in the November of 2012. The regulation states that all tyres must be labelled & evaluated on their performance in the wet, their fuel efficiency and road noise.

These tyre labels are similar to those found on white goods and kitchen appliances. Tyres are rated from  A-G (A being the best) No longer do consumers have to search through marketing material & reviews to see which tyres are right for them.

You can read more about tyre labelling here.

 

My car doesn’t appear when I enter my registration number?

Here at Tyre Savings, we regularly check and update our information directly from the DVLA’s database. Recent changes to cars records, including a switch to a private number plate may prevent your car tyres from displaying if your car does not display you can contact the DVLA directly.

Ordering from Tyre Savings is still simple, even if your car records aren’t found. Simply enter your tyre size on the homepage.

 

Ordering

 

Why buy from Tyre Savings?

We offer unbeatable prices on an unbeatable range of tyres. We understand that each person’s demands for tyres can be different, so whether you are a motorway user who needs economy and longevity or a farmer looking for off-road performance, you pay the best price of which is fully inclusive of tyres, valves, fitting, balancing and old tyre disposal.

 

How do I order from Tyre Savings?

Ordering your tyres couldn’t be easier. Enter your registration plate or tyre size on the home page, we will then show you a list of tyres suitable, choose your tyres, your local fitting station and your preferred fitting time.

 

The site cannot find my postcode, what should I do?

Entering your postcode on the Tyre Savings site directs you to your nearest fitting station. If this doesn’t work, try entering only the first part of your postcode. E.G DL9 instead of DL9 OLG.

 

I have placed my order, what happens next?

You will receive a confirmation email; this will detail what you have ordered, the location, date and time of your tyre fitting. Your tyres will be dispatched to your tyre fitting station, usually on the same day. If you submit your mobile number, we will also drop you a text to confirm.

 

Pricing and Payment

 

What does the price I pay include?

The price you pay covers everything: new tyres, old tyre disposal, valves and wheel balancing. You only pay once your new tyres have been fitted.

 

How do I pay?

Payment is taken at your chosen fitting station; your fitting station will accept cash, debit or credit card.

 

Is there a fee for casing disposal?

No. The price you pay includes the disposal of your old tyres and casings. Old tyres/casings are disposed of responsibly with government registered companies.

Can you arrange a puncture repair?

Puncture repair isn’t a service which Tyre Savings can provide. A local garage will be able to advise and potentially repair the puncture for you.

Can you arrange laser wheel alignment?

Certain members of our fitting station network offer laser wheel alignment, our relationship with these fitters means that we can provide this service at an excellent rate.

 

Why do you need my contact details?

In providing contact details, you are able to receive your order confirmation via email and text message. A contact number is also helpful if we need to get in touch with you about your order.

 

Tyre Fitting

 

Where is my nearest tyre fitter?

Once you have selected your tyres, you will enter your postcode and be presented with a list of tyre fitting stations local to you. If you are away from home, or at work, simply enter a local postcode to be presented with different options.

Will my tyres be fitted by mechanics?

In some cases, yes, but this isn’t necessarily true in all instances. All Tyre Savings fitters are carefully selected and regularly audited. You won’t come across a technician who isn’t qualified to City & Guilds standards.

Will tyre fitting cost me any extra?

You won’t find any hidden extras in our prices. Tyre Savings price includes tyres, valves (not including TMPS), balancing, fitting and old tyre disposal.

What do I need to take to my fitting appointment?

The only thing you need to take is your order reference number, which is on your Tyre Savings confirmation email.

 

Will I need to sign anything?

No, there are no forms for you to sign at any point.

 

Will I receive any paperwork from the garage?

Once your tyres have been fitted, you will receive an invoice and a payment receipt. Your guarantee and tyre labels will also be included.

 

What happens to my old tyre(s)?

Your tyres will be disposed of responsibly through government-approved disposal companies.

Can my tyres be fitted at home?

Tyre Savings do not offer a home fitting service at the moment. You can book an appointment at a fitting station which is local at a time convenient to you.

 

How long will fitting take?

This will vary based on your vehicle type, the number of tyres and type of tyres. The technician will be able to advise you when you arrive at the fitting station. A rough timescale would be 30 – 60 minutes.

 

Product Information

 

Will I receive a guarantee with my tyres?

A 12 month or 12,000 mile guarantee will be provided to all Tyre Savings customers from the fitting station. This guarantee covers fault or issues that arise from fitting; it does not cover any damage from accidents, incidents or wear & tear.

What does the warranty include?

All Tyre Savings customers will receive a 12 month/12 000 mile workmanship and product guarantee. This guarantee is provided by the fitting station and covers issues caused by the fitting. Not damage incurred from wear & tear, accidental or malicious damage.

 

Recommendations

 

How do I know when my tyres need replacing?

Your tread depth must be no less than the 1.6mm required by law, all drivers must know how to check their tread depth. 

 

What speed rating will I require?

It's important that you replace your tyres with tyres which have an equal to or greater speed rating than the tyre your vehicle was originally equipped with.

 

What is the correct tyre pressure for my vehicle?

Tyre pressures vary across vehicles and the weight carried by such vehicles. You can find your tyre pressure in your vehicle handbook, the inside of the driver’s door or on the petrol cap. Having located the tyre pressures you will see that there are different pressures for different situations.

 

How often should tyre pressure be checked?

It is important to remember that tyre pressure changes depending on the load your car is carrying. We recommend that you check your tyre pressures weekly to stay safe.

Do I need Run-flat tyres?

Run-flat tyres are designed to keep the car driving safely if a tyre is punctured. They work by having a thicker tyre sidewall which can hold the weight of the car. Run-flat tyres should only be fitted to a car designed to use them.

 

Should I buy winter tyres?

You may consider using & keeping a set of winter tyres if you live in a remote area, or somewhere where conditions can be bad for periods of time.

Although there is no UK law regarding the use of winter tyres, like in many EU countries, many people are choosing to use winter tyres.

Winter tyres use a rubber compound which contains higher levels of silica coupled with a pattern specifically designed for enhanced braking and handling in wintery conditions. If you are travelling to EU countries, check the laws on tyres before you travel.

 

Do I need to drive slower with winter tyres?

Winter tyres are usually approved to speeds of 131mph, so whilst they do have a lower speed rating than standard tyres, it should not affect how you drive.

 

Should I inform my insurance company if I’m using winter tyres?

Official advice from the Association of British Insurers advise that the level of cover and in turn the premium you pay on your car insurance is not affected using winter tyres, many companies do prefer to be kept in the loop regarding any vehicle changes.

 

When should I change back from my winter tyres?

A lot of people change back to road tyres around March; however, changing back to regular tyres is advised when the average temperature is higher than 7°c.

 

Do I need a spare?

It's really important that you have a spare tyre in good condition in case you suffer from a flat tyre, a blowout or damage to a tyre.

 

Commonly Asked Motoring Questions

Why does my steering wheel vibrate at higher speeds?

If your steering wheel vibrates as you drive, it’s probably because of your tyres. Tyre wear, wheel alignment and in balance can cause this. If left unresolved, the long-term effects could be higher fuel consumption, steering and braking problems.

 

Why does my car veer to one side?

If your vehicle veers to one side, your wheels may need to be realigned. Whilst worn out tyres may be a factor, it’s unlikely that general tyre wear would cause this.

 

I have hit a kerb

After an impact like hitting a kerb, it is important that you check your tyres for any noticeable signs of impact, loss of pressure or tread damage. If your car begins to pull to one side, it could be that wheel alignment has been affected.

How are wheels balanced?

Technicians use balancing machines and weights to balance out your vehicle's wheels