What's included in the price?
EVERYTHING! All of our tyre quotes are fully inclusive.
Our guarantee: Guaranteed cheapest tyres in Basingstoke or the difference back + £1*.
Why are our tyres so cheap? Open or Close
We are able to sell our tyres at such a low cost because of our bulk buying power and because we stock and sell more tyres in Basingstoke than anyone else. We are not tied to any one supplier so we are able to shop around for the best prices and pass the saving on to you, the customer!
Tyre pressure Open or Close
Tyre pressure is best checked with the tyres cold (in the morning). Tyres should be inflated to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations. Some tyres operate better at slightly different pressures.
Please note: There are different tyre pressures, usually an upper and a lower depending on how many people and how much luggage is carried. Some cars are fitted with integral tyre pressure sensors in the valve assemblies. These items are subject to a high degree of corrosion due to weather conditions and high varying operational temperatures. They can become fragile and could break very easily. This is one of the major causes of slow punctures especially on French vehicles, as are corroding aluminium wheels.
Wheel balancing Open or Close
Any feel of vibration should be investigated as it will cause premature tyre wear, decrease the service life of steering components, damage wheel bearings and cause poor handling. The first and cheapest initial item to check is wheel balancing. This is carried out free of charge with new tyres. We offer wheel balancing from £8 per wheel.
Front tracking / wheel alignment Open or Close
Incorrectly adjusted front wheel alignment causes increased tyre wear, poor handling, reduces braking efficiency and cornering stability. But very rarely causes the car/steering to pull. As we have more computerised laser tracking 4 wheel/ alignment equipment in Basingstoke than anyone else, we can offer:
Computerised front 4 wheel laser tracking, with a printed before and after graphic report only £25.
Rear tracking / wheel alignment Open or Close
Incorrectly adjusted rear wheel alignment will cause the same problems as front tracking but will also cause the car to steer/pull to the left or right. Rear wheel tracking cannot be adjusted independently and must be incorporated with front wheel tracking. For this service we offer:
Computerised front and rear 4 wheel laser tracking (Includes the first half hour labour, if seized) with a printed before and after graphic report only £60.
Full steering geometry
This cannot be carried out without tracking 2 and is available at £35 + VAT for each wheel camber adjusted, shim-adjusting kits are charged at an extra cost.
Puncture repairs Open or Close
If you pick up a nail or screw in your tyre we offer a puncture repair service from as little as £13 for all tyre sizes (up to 175 aspect ratio) and £17 (from 185 upwards). The repair we carry out is a permanent vulcanising type and is available provided that your puncture is relatively central in the tyre tread. We are unable to repair punctures either in the side wall of a tyre or within an inch of the tyres “shoulder”. All puncture repairs include replacing the standard valve and balancing the wheel. Please allow a little more time for a puncture repair as they take longer than a tyre replacement. You may be able to drive to us with a nail in the tyre. This is because radial tyres have a soft Butyl liner that seals around small penetrations to prevent sudden air loss. This minimises the risk of high speed sudden loss of pressure and allows a "get to safety" option. If you remove a screw or nail, the tyre will deflate quickly and you will need a roadside tyre change, not the best place to do the job!
Puncture repairs are free for the legal life of the tyre if the tyre was originally supplied and fitted by any of our 5 sites.
Locking wheel nuts Open or Close
These are designed to reduce wheel theft and have been the cause of many problems for motorists in the past. Primarily fitted with alloy wheels their design is such that a “key” is required in order to remove one or more specially designed wheel nuts from each of your cars wheels. When having work carried out on your car which requires wheel removal we will request your locking wheel nut is provided. Lost or misplaced your “key”? Don’t panic, we offer a locking wheel nut removal service which is priced from £18 per wheel.
Locking wheel nut tools
Please note: Locking wheel nut tools are subject to a high degree of corrosion/rust due to weather conditions and lack of use. They become very fragile and break easily when being removed, we will not be held responsible for broken locking wheel nut tools. If you are concerned you are invited to watch our tyre fitter, or remove the items yourself.
Spigot / hub centric rings Open or Close
These are most commonly fitted in conjunction with aluminium and most Aftermarket wheels. What are they? These rings are made to take up the space difference between the cars hub and the wheel's centre hole too. The rings are made of either a very hard plastic or aluminium and if you don't have the spigot rings taking the weight of the car, it is highly likely the wheel nuts/bolts will become heavily stressed and break. Remember the wheel nuts are simply there to hold the wheel on, NOT support the weight of the car. Also, as there is nothing to centre the wheel, you'll notice the wheels go in and out of balance as the car is driven. This is because the wheel location will move around on the hub. This is a potentially very dangerous scenario as the wheel could become detached from the car whilst driving! We will refuse to re-fit a wheel if the spigot ring is missing from the wheel we are working on. Spigot rings are available from Aftermarket car accessory suppliers and wheel manufacturers.
*Terms and conditions - For customers to qualify for our promotional cash back the following must be strictly adhered to: All price match estimates must be: Retail not trade prices, like for like, non-promotional e.g. special offers, 2 for 1 etc., supplied by the customer in writing/originals and on headed paper, inclusive of fitting, valve, and balancing, within seven days of original quote, £1 per transaction/invoice only.