Being the only barrier between your car and the road, your car’s tyres are arguably the most important component of your vehicle. High-quality fitted tyres with the correct tire pressure and tread depth are absolutely essential in providing a safe and comfortable driving experience.
Not only can badly worn tyres cause a nasty accident, but they can incur a £2,500 fine and three penalty points per illegal tyre. That could mean losing your license if all 4 tyres are worn below the legal limit. The minimum legal tread depth of tyres is 1.6mm, however this does not necessarily guarantee your safety. The recommended tread depth is above 3mm to effectively reduce your car’s stopping distance.
Having your tyres replaced on a regular basis not only enhances the safety of the vehicle, but can result in a smoother journey and a reduction in car emissions. In our store, we offer a range of tyres from the best brands out there including Michelin, Continental and Goodyear that are hand-chosen by us to specifically match your driving rituals.
We also accommodate for commercial vehicles and therefore offer a selection of tyres specific to van requirements. A large number of drivers across the UK own or drive a van. Whether this be a job requirement or perhaps just for personal commercial use, van drivers cover a much higher mileage than typical car users. Its therefore extremely important that van tyres are carefully selected for the vehicle’s usage requirements and are correctly fitted to prevent accidents to yourself and others.
On average, vans travel 8,000 miles more than cars in a given year, therefore van tyres are typically stronger than the average car tyre as they have to accommodate the extra distance and also the additional weight that is being carried inside.
Our team will be able to recommend the ideal tyres for your van to guarantee economical driving, comfort and most importantly safety.
We stock a selection of tyres suitable for the more off-road, adventurous drivers out there. Considering the varying weather conditions we are subject to across Cumbria whether that be harsh winters or soaking wet summers, it’s good to know that there’s a local stockist who can provide suitable 4×4 tyres for an abundance of weather circumstances your vehicle may tackle.
Especially suitable for the 4x4s and SUVs you might spot out on the Cumbrian fells, vehicles used by local teams such as the Mountain Rescue or even just hardy holidaymakers who flock to the mountains in search of beautiful views will benefit from the more sturdy tyres we have on offer.
Our tyres offer durability and top quality performance, ideal for any off-road terrain your vehicle may encounter. One of our most popular tyre brand in this range is General Tires, a subsidiary of brand leader Continental, which perform extremely well and receive great reviews.
The final type of tyres we have available at Goodfellow Tyres are run flats. Run flats are specially-designed, quality tyres with reinforced sidewalls that remain fully functional for approximately 50 miles following a puncture.
These premium performance tyres give drivers extra time to get to a garage and have the tyre replaced compared to conventional tyres that are unusable as a result of an air pressure shortage. Having run flats fitted also removes the hassle and often embarrassment of having to immediately pull up and attempt to change a tyre yourself at the side of the road.
We have a selection of run flat tyres available and if you think these types of tyres will be of benefit to you, a discussion with our friendly staff will help you make up your mind. Please note that these tyres can only be fitted on compatible vehicles with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), allowing the driver to know when a loss of pressure has occurred.
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.