Lloyd Approved Tyres
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Our Lloyd retail centres offer tyre safety advice, checks and tyres for sale with a price match promise. Located in some of the country's top locations, including World Heritage sites and the Lake District National Park, we sell tyres from our retailers in Cumbria, Lancashire, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Yorkshire, and Scotland.
Complimentary Tyre Safety Check
Tyre Price-match Promise
Tyre Tread Depth Information
Tyre Safety Information
Complimentary Tyre Safety Check
Our expert technicians will carry out a pressure check and inspect for tread depth, wear and damage to ensure your tyres are safe and legal.
If the tyre inspection shows up any problems, we will offer advice on what can be done to correct the issue. Contact our Service department for more information regarding a complimentary tyre safety check.
Tyre Price Match Promise
Next time you need replacement tyres, contact our service department for a quotation as we offer a like-for-like price match* promise giving you quality tyres at a highly competitive price with no hidden extras.
Wheel Alignment Check
Incorrect wheel alignment can result in rapid irregular tyre wear and can even affect the handling and safety of the vehicle.
Incorrect wheel alignment problems can be caused by hitting a kerb, driving into a pothole in the road or by excessive wear to steering or suspension components. It is important to get your wheel alignment checked annually to ensure you get the most out of your tyres.
Checking your wheel alignment regularly can prolong the life of your tyres by up to 12,000 miles and increase fuel efficiency^. This can be monitored by unusual wear on your tyres or through a wheel alignment check. Contact us for more information.
Tyre Tread Depth Information
Worn or incorrectly inflated tyres pose a serious risk, not only to drivers and their passengers but to other road users and pedestrians too. Both issues affect the way your tyre is able to grip the road, and the tyre tread expels water in wet driving conditions.
Tread is the rubber on the tyre that touches the road. New tyres have an average tread depth of 8 to 9mm. As you drive, the tread will wear down. A tyre with a tread depth below 1.6mm lacks grip. Braking distance and vehicle control are impaired. These tyres are not safe for driving and must be replaced.
For safety reasons, we recommend a minimum tread depth of 3mm for summer tyres. Winter tyres should have a tread depth of at least 4mm. They need to be thicker to handle wet, icy, and snowy conditions. Ensure your vehicle is equipped with the correct winter, summer, or all-season tyres.
The graph above shows the stopping distance difference in wet conditions compared to the level of tread depth left on the tyre.
*Assumes new tyre tread depth of 8mm.
Checking the tread depth of your tyres is very important. Research indicates the most tyres on the road are either under inflated or below the legal limit of 1.6mm tread depth.
It is recommended that you check your tyres every two weeks or before you make any long journeys. We are on hand to assist you with a tyre health check should you need us to, and we can advise the correct approved tyre for your car if a replacement is required.
Check the tyre tread regularly. Wear indicator bars, which are raised areas at the base of the tread, serve as a visual warning that the tyre is near to or at the minimum legal tread depth of 1.6mm.
It is recommended that tyres are replaced when 3mm of tread remains. The less tread there is, the greater the stopping distance in the wet, and the greater the risk of skidding.
Many manufacturers recommend that you change your tyres when they reach 78% worn (3mm). Anything below this and the braking and cornering of your vehicle will be affected. The risk of Aquaplaning is also increased when driving on wet roads.
Tyre pressure can have a serious effect on the way your tyres wear and your car handles.
Regular checks to help ensure tyre pressure is correct will maintain the life of your tyres for longer. Overinflated tyres can cause heavy wear in the centre of the tyre, whereas under-inflated tyres will wear the shoulders more.
Depending on the age and specification of your vehicle, you may also need to reinitialise your Tyre Pressure Warning system. If you require assistance with any of this, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Tyre Pressure settings for heavy loads and towing
You will need to increase your tyre pressure when carrying heavy loads on a long journey, or towing a caravan or trailer. Remember to deflate your tyres back to the normal pressure once you have finished your journey to avoid any unnecessary wear.
Most importantly, checking for damage will ensure that your vehicle is safe for the road and will give you the best ride quality. Checking regularly for damage, foreign bodies, any unusual tyre wear and checking the tread depth. Take extra care to check the sidewalls of your tyres and ensure there are not cuts and bulges that could have been a result of pothole of kerb damage. Also, keep an eye out for cracks as this is a sign that your tyres are ageing.
If you would like to book in for a complimentary tyre safety check, please contact our Service department.
*Excluding online prices. ^Driving condition dependent.
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