Tyres

Tyres, Kent & Sussex

A.T.A Tyres well as offer numerous makes of brand and budget tyres for you to choose from that are available in a vast range of sizes and tread patterns for all types of passenger cars, SUVs, vans and light commercials.

We have a range of tyres suitable for passenger cars, so that the tyre you choose will suit your car and the way that you drive, perfectly. One of our highly skilled team will be happy to advise you as to which they believe would be most appropriate for you.

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There are laws in place in the UK that require a tyre to comply with a number of requirements in order for you to legally be allowed to drive them on the roads. These requirements range from the relevant sidewall markings- the numbers the manufacturer is responsible for, to the correct fitment and condition of your tyre, for example the tread depths.
We recommend that you check your tyres regularly- on a weekly basis, for tread condition and depth, inflation pressure, sidewall or tread damage and for any signs of irregular wear. If in doubt, please come and have them checked by our trained tyre experts who will determine whether the tyres are legal for further use on the roads.

Winter Tyres, Kent & Sussex

"It's no wonder our roads grind to a standstill every time it snows. Imagine the improvement if we all had three times the grip!"- Auto Express.

With the winter months approaching and the forecasts of snow its time to start considering cold weather tyres.

Cold weather tyres are more effective in weather conditions that are lower than 7ºc because they are made from a higher percentage of natural rubber and silica which doesn't harden as much as normal tyres. This allows for better handling and braking performance during thewinter months.

Cold weather tyres are designed for all winter conditions including dry cold weather, rain, slush, ice and snow and the specific tread pattern is designed to adhere to dangerous wet, snowy and icy surfaces.

Having cold winter tyres on a vehicle during the winter months dramatically improves braking distances and so increases safety. For instance in cold wet conditions having winter tyrescan reduce the stopping distance by 4.8 meters, in snowy conditions by 8 meters and in icy conditions, 11 meters.

For more information regarding the benefits and safety implications please contact or visit us to speak with one of our tyre experts.

We are pleased to offer a range of options for buying cold weather tyres at our Dealership. We offer:

4 tyres alone
4 tyres and 4 Steel wheels
4 tyres and 4 Alloy wheels

Some of the Laws

A cut in excess of 25mm or 10% of the section width of the tyre , whichever is the greater, measured in any direction on the outside of the tyre and deep enough to reach the ply or cord would deem the tyre illegal.

If there is any cut in the tyre no matter how small which exposes cords, then the tyre is illegal.

The legal minimum tread depth for cars and light trailers up to 3500 kg gross vehicle weight and/or eight seated passenger vehicles including driver is 1.6mm in a continuous band throughout the central three-quarters of the tread width, throughout the whole of the circumference.

If the tyre causes damage to the road, to any person, or to any vehicle using the road, for example if a vehicle with damaged or very oversized tyres which either caught against a person or other vehicle resulting in either damage or injury is deemed illegal.

Studded tyres are included in the clause above and if used inappropriately, for example, where there is not snow or ice, and they damage the road surface then they would also be illegal.

If your tyres are under the legal minimum, or do not comply with the laws shown above you could potentially face a fine of up to £2500 and 3 penalty points on your license per tyre! So please come in and speak to one of our trained tyre experts today.

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