Tyres checkup and replacements in Thrapston
If you are concerned about the performance of your tyres or would like them checked before going on a long journey please book an appointment and we will complete a free, no-obligation brake inspection.
Whatever car you drive, from a small city car to a high performance car, they all have one thing in common; the tyres are the only part in contact with the road. It is therefore crucial to ensure that the tyres are in good condition as poor condition tyres can be dangerous, illegal, waste fuel and invalidate your car insurance.
We know that tyres are ring-shaped and cover the wheel rim to stop damage to the wheel and the rubber also helps with performance and ride comfort. The word tyre is thought to come from the word “tie,” which refers to the outer steel ring a wooden cart wheel that ties the wood together so they don’t fall apart!
What are tyres made of?
Modern tyres are made from a mix of synthetic and natural rubber, fabric and wire and other compound chemicals. They are made up of two parts. The tread which provides grip and the body which supports the structure of the tyre. Tyres used to be metal bands that went around the wooden wheel to stop wear and tear. Nowadays most tyres are inflatable and filled with compressed air.
Book your next inspection with us at The Islip Garage in Thrapston. You can call us or use the contact form.