Tyres and Alignment
Your tyres are arguably an essential component of your vehicle. As the contact point between your car and the road, they affect handling, braking, and steering. It’s not an area that you want to cut corners on.
We know that selecting the right tyre can be a confusing task. At Fergie’s, we’re here to make your life easy.
We’ll take the time to understand your needs and help you to make the right decision between a premium tyre, budget tyre, or something in between.
So if you’re looking for tyres in Thatcham or Newbury then give us a call as we’re here to help.
What tyres do I need?
Before you buy a tyre, you’ll need to know its size and ideally the make. Tyre size and make will be on the outer edge of the tyre. If you need some assistance, just call. We’re here to help.
We fit tyres while you wait
If you’ve got worn or faulty tyres, then we can usually get you back on the road the same day. Got a puncture or a flat? Just give us a call, and we’ll have your car mobile again in no time.
Minimum tyre tread depth
The minimum legal tread depth for U.K. cars is 1.6mm across the centre three-quarters of the tyre.
Gauges are available that will enable you to take an accurate measurement. If you don’t own one, then you could try the 20p test.
Insert 20p into the lowest tread depth on your tyres. If you’re unable to see the outer rim around the edge of the 20p, then your tyre could be OK. If you can see the rim then your tyre could be below 3mm and should be checked as a matter of urgency.
Driving with tyres below the legal limit is dangerous and could see you getting a hefty fine. If you’d like us to check your tyres, then give us a call today.
Why you need wheel alignment
Wheel alignment can save you money by reducing tyre wear and improving fuel consumption. With correct alignment, you’ll have a better, and safer driving experience.
At Fergie’s, our award-winning technicians use the latest equipment to improve the geometry of your steering and suspension with a high degree of accuracy.
Your wheel alignment should be checked annually as a minimum, or whenever your vehicle has had an incident that could affect it such as hitting a kerb, or pothole.
If you think your alignment could be incorrect, then we’d recommend getting this checked as a matter of urgency.