Tyre fitters in Hunstanton and King’s Lynn
Your tyres are the only point of contact your vehicle has with the road.
That’s why it’s so important that you look after them. We offer a free tyre health check, looking at tread depth, tyre pressure, the condition they’re in, and whether there is any wear and tear. If we identify any problems, like a puncture, we will inform you of the work required to repair it and any costs.
We supply and fit tyres of all sizes and brands on cars and vans.
A four wheel alignment includes adjusting all four wheels on a vehicle to ensure they are pointing in the same direction, and there’s no tyre wear. If your alignment is off, this will affect your steering, suspension, overall safety, and the durability of your tyres. There are many things that can cause your vehicle to lose its alignment, like potholes, hitting a curb, and general wear and tear.
It’s best to get your alignment checked regularly to ensure your vehicle handles well, and to increase the life of your tyres. We offer 4-wheel alignment at our King’s Lynn garage.
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Call us to book your free tyre health check, or a four-wheel alignment check.
Speak to our friendly reception team for more information.
frequently asked questions
How do I check my tyres?
You must check your tread depth and tyre pressure regularly – especially before a long journey. You can briefly check your tyre pressure by looking at them a little closer – if they look flat, you should take your car to a garage to check and get them inflated if necessary. To test your tyres’ tread depth, take a 20p coin and insert it into the grooves on one of your tyres, making sure you test the inner/centre and outer tread. You will need to turn the wheel left to right to achieve this. If you can’t see the outer band on the coin, your tyres are above the legal limit. If you can see it, that tyre could be unsafe and you’ll need to get it inspected by a technician. Repeat this process for all tyres. The only way to be 100% sure your tyres are safe is to inspect them on a ramp, just in case the inner wall is damaged.
How can I tell when my tyres need changing?
If you notice your car doesn’t handle or grip the road as well in poor weather conditions as it used to, it takes longer to stop when you brake, the tyre tread is low, or there’s evidence of perishing/ cracking, this may point to weathered tyres.
Are there any warning lights to indicate an alignment problem?
Most new cars will show a warning light if a tyre has lost pressure, which could indicate an alignment problem. However, it’s best to get your alignment checked fairly regularly – around every two years. You can follow the recommended interval in your owner’s manual.
Can I feel when my wheels need re-aligning?
Typical signs of poor wheel alignment include:
- vehicle pulling to the left or right
- uneven or rapid tyre wear
- steering wheel is off centre when driving straight
- tyres make a squealing sound
- most new cars will show a warning light on the dashboard when a tyre has lost a certain amount of pressure