TYRES AND WHEEL BALANCING

Example of Prices

Here at Autolusso we can offer very competitive prices on all size's and types of tyres.

These are examples of common Alfa tyres as we can supply and fit many different brands, types and sizes please phone for a quote on 01582 869560 option 3.

Size Brand

Cost (inc VAT & Fitting)

235 / 40 / R19 Accelera £99
235 / 40 / R19 Pirelli Nero £193.94
235 / 40 / R19 Continental Sport Contact 3 £208.14
225 / 40 / R18 Event £63.78
225 / 40 / R18 Pirelli P0 Nero £121.86
225 / 40 / R18 Continental Sport Contact 3 £124.74
225 / 45 / R17 Event £63.54
225 / 45 / R17 Pirelli P0 Asimmetrico £112.92
225 / 45 / R17 Continental Sport Contact 2 £126.84
205 / 55 / R16 Nexen £68.46
205 / 55 / R16 Pirelli P7 £92.76
205 / 55 / R16 Michelin Sport PS3 £100.32

(These prices are accurate as of 22/04/2014, prices may vary slightly)

We can supply and fit tyres at very competitive prices. As well as the fitting of tyres we have the latest and most accurate wheel balancing equipment to send you on your way.

The Law

UK law requires that your vehicle is fitted with the correct tyre and size of tyre for the vehicle type you are driving and for the purpose that it is being used. This means fitting the right tyres and for safely 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, across the central 3/4 of the tread around the complete circumference 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.

At 1.6 millimetres in wet weather it takes an extra car length (8 metres) to stop at 50 mph than if your tread was at 3 millimetres.

A regular check of tyres can help you avoid 3 penalty points and a hefty £2500 in fines (per tyre) 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 the 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.

What does the writing on the side of the tyre mean?

There are two main purposes of the writing that you will see on the sidewall of your tyres.

The first is to help identify the size and specification of the tyres correctly.

The second is to confirm that the tyre has been tested and approved to European and other country safety standards.

The European mandatory is the 'E' marking.

Wheel Balancing

Wheels that are not balanced or are out of balance generally produce a vibration which makes the car uncomfortable to drive and results in premature wearing of suspension and steering components, rotating parts and tyres.

Correctly balanced wheels help to eliminate vibration and avoid premature wear caused by an imbalance in the rotating wheel and tyre assembly.

The first sign that your wheels may be out of balance is when your steering wheel starts to wobble above a certain speed. The light weight of modern cars means that they don't dampen down the vibrations caused by spinning wheels in the way that older, heavier vehicles could.
As a result of wheel balancing, you should notice a smoother ride and better wear from your tyres, saving you time and money.

We have the latest and most accurate tyre balancing machines to make your ride as comfortable as possible.