If you thought having to change a tyre at the side of the road with an array of spectators passing by was frustrating, what is even worse is having the displeasure of realising your car battery has gone flat, or worse still… your car battery going flat while stuck among a cluster of traffic.
A faulty battery is one of the most common breakdown causes across the UK. Car batteries can die from leaving your headlights on without the engine running for long periods of time or even just due to their age. Luckily, we replace and test batteries; making us a reliable and suitable choice to solve, or even avoid these driving nightmares.
Is your car exhaust starting to make strange rattling noises or releasing irregular emissions? Not to worry, our well-trained experts can assess this and fit a new exhaust for you. There are thousand of exhaust parts available in garages up and down the UK, and at Goodfellow Tyres we provide nothing but the best when it comes to car body parts.
Having a well-maintained, fully-functional exhaust system is step one in promoting safe driving, therefore you can feel comfortable knowing that your car is in safe hands when you bring it to us for an exhaust servicing.
If you have noticed your vehicle pulling toward one side when steering, you may need your wheels realigned. All of your wheels should face the same direction, therefore we do offer laser wheel alignment to our customers if they feel they are experiencing such steering difficulties.
Cumbria’s potholes may be responsible for an alteration to the angle and direction to which your wheels are set, and this misalignment can then result in your tyres being worn down quicker which is why it is very important to have this checked.
Not only is it less economical as you will need your tyres replaced more regularly, but having your wheels misaligned reduces your handling of the vehicle. More effort is needed to steer the vehicle in the direction you want it to go which is especially problematic in adverse weather conditions.
By using specialised light beams, our technicians are able to find the direction of the misalignment and then the suspension can be adjusted accordingly to fix the problem. In these cases, misalignment refers to the position of the wheels in relation to the road and each other.
Have you noticed your steering wheel beginning to vibrate when driving above a certain speed? Or maybe you can feel the car wheels wobble while driving? If this is the case, your car’s wheels may be unbalanced.
These are two common indicators that your wheels are imbalanced; another being that your tyres wear from the edge as opposed to the middle, or that certain tyres are wearing more quickly than others.
Over time, unbalanced wheels put strain on important components of the vehicle, resulting in premature wear and replacements being needed more regularly. It can also result in an unsafe grip on the road and poorer vehicle handling.
Wheel balancing checks that weight is being equally distributed around the wheel, allowing the tyre to rotate smoothly. Our technicians can locate and counteract any imbalances by appropriately placing small balancing weights wherever needed. This should be done when you have new tyres fitted and regular balancing ensures optimum performance and longevity of tyres.
Straying away from vehicles and tyres for a moment, we also sell bottled gas to our customers. Used to heat old-fashioned gas heaters, these are ideal to make sure your property doesn’t go cold in the winter months. We stock both propane and butane gas, selling products from Flogas.
With being based in a county full of character, Cumbria has the perfect mix of quaint cottages with charming fireplaces and modern complexes decked out with grand patios that can all benefit from gas heaters. Additionally, gas heaters are perfect for campsites and campervans, which the Cumbrian countryside is rife with.
If gas heaters aren’t your thing, we stock additional products to heat your home in other ways.
Picture Christmas day gathered around a glorious log-burning fire, feeling warm and listening to the crackle of the fireplace… if this is your perfect idea of how the festive season should be we can most definitely help.
In winter we sell logs, sticks and coal to our customers. Stocking both hardwood and softwood logs, plus household and smokers coal. Therefore we should certainly have something to keep your home toasty in the colder months.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are a friendly bunch and are happy to help wherever we can.