The MOT Specialists
Tyre Fitting and Replacements in Liphook and the Surrounding Areas
Finding the right tyres for your vehicle could not be easier. Tyre fitting, wheel balancing and tyre disposal is included in the price when you buy from Station Garage Liphook.
Choosing the right set of tyres for your vehicle can have a significant impact on your vehicles’s characteristics, such as:
Handling in the Wet
At Station Garage Liphook we offer a wide selection of tyres for you to choose from.
You can choose the best tyres for your vehicle, whatever your budget, from high performance, economy or improved comfort.
Our experts are here to offer a helping hand and provide free, impartial advice to assist you in selecting the best tyres for your vehicle and driving style.
If you have a warning light come on or you spot that one of your tyres looks low on pressure, then don’t just leave it, stop by the garage and we are more than happy to help. We offer a puncture repair service, wheel balancing, and tyre disposal. We do
advise that tyres that have been run flat be replaced and not repaired.
We carry out all repairs to industry standard laid out by BS AU 159f to ensure your safety and the quality of the repair. This means that there are limitations to what can be repaired, but we will always advise and show you if a repair cannot be
Tyres and the Law
UK law requires that your vehicle is fitted with the correct type and size of tyre for the vehicle you are driving and for the purpose it is being used. This means fitting the right tyres on your vehicle and ensuring that they are inflated to the manufacturer's recommended pressure.
The legal limit for minimum depth of the tread on your tyres is 1.6 millimetres, in a continuous band around the central three quarters of the tyre. For safety reasons it is recommended that you replace your tyres before the legal limit is reached.
Many vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing at 3 millimetres, as below this depth the stopping distances start to dramatically increase. At 1.6 millimetres in wet weather it takes an extra two car lengths (8 metres) to stop at 50 mph then it would if your tread was 3 millimetres.
As well as the minimum tread depth it is also important to make sure that your tyres are free of any other defects. Lumps, bumps and bulges could mean the tyre is structurally damaged, while any cut or tear bigger than 25mm, or 10% of the tyres width, can mean your tyres are not road legal. The same applies if any part of a tyres ply or cord are exposed. A regular check of your tyres can help you to avoid 3 penalty points and up to a £2,500 fine for having tyres worn beyond the legal minimum limit on your vehicle.
It is also a legal requirement to ensure that tyres of different construction types are not fitted to opposite sides of the same axle. The two main tyre types are radial and
cross-ply, and these must not be mixed on the same axle.
Mixing brands and patterns of the same construction type is permissible depending on the vehicle type and manufacturers recommendation. Check your vehicle's handbook for tyre fitment details and options or ask us for assistance.