New Tyre Supply and Fit
New Tyre Supply and Fit
At Refined Alloys, we offer our customers a new tyre supply and fit service for any make and model of car.
If you need a new tyre fast, we can order a new tyre to arrive within 24 hours, fit it, balance the wheel and put it onto the car for those who select our gold package. No need for refitting? No problem! With our silver package, we can order the tyre, fit it, balance the wheel and you can take it away.
Our tyre supply and fit service is applicable for any brand of car no matter your budget for brand new tyres. We have access to brand new basic, mid or top range tyres to help you get the best performance out of your car.
New Tyre Labelling
There is minimum standards legislation; current tyre labelling legislation; and forthcoming tyre labelling legislation. After 01/05/2021 low-performing car and van tyres can no longer be supplied in the UK legally. Commercial vehicle tyres have until 1 May 2023.
The new tyre labels are extremely easy to read, and they are instantly recognisable as they have the same rating system as white goods i.e., washing machines and fridges, by colour coding letters for performance.
Tyres will be rated on a scale of A-G (A being the best) – so it is instantly understandable which tyres have the best performance and which don’t perform as well as others. This is very good for the consumer as they can always see which tyre will give them the best value for money simply by looking at tyre labels instead of having to look through reviews.
Will It Affect The UK?
In response to the proposed changes to EU tyre regulations, the UK government held a consultation with a lengthy title. The “Improving new vehicle safety and environmental compliance plus passenger vehicle digital radio requirement” consultation was held on 01/06/2020, with the results released on 07/08/2020. (Really need to work on those consultation titles UK).
We’ve collated the results of the consultation below:
Three new legislations are currently being discussed. These are minimum standards legislation; current tyre labelling legislation; and forthcoming tyre labelling legislation.
After 01/05/2021 low-performing car and van tyres can no longer be supplied in the UK legally. Commercial vehicle tyres have until 1 May 2023. Manufacturers have a 30-month grace period to sell-off tyres that no longer meet the rules. (This started on 01/11/2018 for car and van tyres).
Repair and maintenance (RMI) data from the on-board diagnostics (OBD) port will be available for fast-fits and garages. This was a confirmed piece of legislation for the EU in September but had to be confirmed in the UK too due to Brexit. A statement from the Department of Transport read: “We can confirm that the definition of OBD in Article 3(49) of Regulation (EU) 2018/858 will be applied in the UK, as it is in the EU.” This helps independent garages remain on a level playing field with larger organisations.
Using this part of the tyre label you can immediately see how the tyre will affect your car’s fuel efficiency.
Tyres that are rated “A” will give you a much more efficient drive than those rated “G”.
It is a wise choice to choose a tyre that is more fuel efficient. It is not only a massive benefit to you, by saving you money and taking more time between trips to the pump, but it also has a more positive environmental effect than lower rated tyres.
A car fitted with four A-rated tyres will save a massive 80 litres of fuel over the life of the tyres, which is the equivalent of over a whole tank of petrol saved and roughly £110 with today’s prices. Driving at 50mph, A-rated tyres will use around 7.5% less fuel than if your tyres were G-rated.
How your tyres perform on wet roads is extremely important. They are the only thing keeping you on the road, and with the risk of aquaplaning during very bad weather, choosing a tyre that has a higher wet performance rating than others could potentially be life-saving.
Again, you can review how well a tyre has been classified with the A-G rating, with A-rated tyres having a much shorter stopping distance, and therefore being much safer than G-rated tyres.
If you have a car with four A-rated tyres, you will stop up to four car lengths quicker than G-rated tyres, which can prevent crashes and potentially save lives. At 50mph you will have a decreased stopping distance of up to 18m, which is up to 30% better than more poorly rated tyres.
If you’re wanting to know your tyre size, it can be found on the sidewall of your tyre and appears as a combination of numbers and letters. If you understand what each of these sets mean, then it’s very easy to find out your car’s tyre size. The key components are as follows:
Width | Profile | Diameter | Speed
For example 205 55 R16 91W
205 = the width of the tyre in mm
55 = the height of the tyre sidewall as a percentage of the width, also known as the aspect ratio
R16 = The diameter of the tyres inner rim in inches
91 = The load rating of the tyre
W = The speed rating. This indicates the maximum speed for the tyre when at full load
Tyre Load Rating
When it comes to the Tyre Load Rating, this is the maximum weight that each tyre is able to carry. If a tyre with an incorrect load capacity is supplied and fitted to your car, this could affect your insurance policy and void it. It is recommended that you check your car is fitted with a tyre that is correct! The load rating can be found after the diameter reading and before the speed rating when you look for it on the sidewall marking.
Tyre Speed Rating
If you’re wanting to understand what your tyre speed rating is, this is indicated by the letter at the end of the tyre size which can be found on the sidewall of the tyre. This will specify what the maximum speed is that your tyres are capable of maintaining. E.g. the W rating can reach speeds of up to 168mph. The speed rating is due to tests carried out by engineers, where the tyre is run at 6.2 mph steps in ten minute increments until the required speed has been met.
If your vehicle has been supplied and fitted with a tyre that has a lower speed rating than is appropriate for your car, this could invalidate your insurance policy so make sure you check this too before purchase!
Pressure makes a big difference to how your tyres perform.
If you have received an alert on your dashboard about your tyre pressure, they will need to be checked.
If your tyre pressure is too low (A), you’ll end up with uneven tyre wear and poor grip when cornering – something you’ll especially want to avoid during wintery conditions. If the pressure is too high (B), you’ll suffer from severe tread wear – so your tyres won’t last as long. It will also make steering difficult and increase fuel consumption. The wrong pressure also increases braking distance. Tyres with the correct pressure (C) last longer, reduce fuel consumption and contribute to safe road holding.
The law states that all vehicles that use UK roads need to be supplied and fitted with the correct size and type of tyre for your car and have them inflated to their recommended tyre pressure. You also need to ensure a tread depth of 1.6mm.
You could receive a Fixed Penalty Notice if you are stopped by a police officer. At their discretion, they can also report the case for prosecution where in some cases you can be fined up to £2,500 per tyre and 3 penalty points, as well as disqualification.
Tyre tread creates grip as well as displaces water. You can use a tyre tread gauge or a 20p piece to check your tyre tread is within the legal limit above 1.6mm.
Remember to regularly check your tyres for damage and wear. There shouldn’t be any slits, tears or bulges as this could be an indication of an issue with your tyre, for example that they need to be realigned.
If your tyres are incorrectly inflated or damaged, then they could be illegal. If you were to drive with these tyres, you are putting yourself at risk of being fined as well as having an invalidated insurance policy.
Did you know that your tyres are responsible for your braking distance and traction on the road? That’s why you need to make sure you are not compromising on your safety.
When it comes to your tyre pressure, it is not only a legal requirement, but also helps to improve handling and fuel consumption. If you’re wondering what your appropriate tyre pressure should be, this can usually be found on a sticker on the door frame of your car. Utilise the digital air pressure machines at most petrol stations.
Why choose Us?
- Our new tyre supply and fit service has a turnaround time of 24 hours
- We have highly trained and experienced technicians
- Customer satisfaction is one of our main focuses
- We strive for excellence in our tyre supply and fit service and never compromise on quality
- We can supply for any make or model of car
- We cover budget, mid and top range new tyres
We understand how important it is to have good quality tyres. Not only can they enhance your safety, but they can significantly improve your driving experience too. Our catalogue of tyres covers all the big names such as Pirelli, Dunlop and Bridgestone, so you can rest assured you will be receiving a quality tyre.
The entire process couldn’t be any easier. Just give us a call or send us a message through our contact form now and let us know what your requirements are and which package you’d like to choose and we’ll handle the rest.