Tyres in Blackburn Range Increases with Oak Tyres Supplier Status Achieved
Oak Tyres have been supplying quality tyres in Blackburn and across the north of England for over 40 years and hold more than half a million tyres in stock at any one time.
If you are looking for tyres in Blackburn, as an Oak Tyres Partner we can supply a wide range of tyres from budget, mid range and premium and across a range of patterns for many vehicle types.
As ever, we are proud to only supply new tyres. We do not sell part worn tyres as they have potential to be a high risk and danger to drivers, passengers, fellow road users and road side public. Read more about this in our Top 10 Tips for Tyres below.
Our Top 10 Tyres Tips
- Minimum legal requirement: 1.6mm of complete circumference and 3/4 width.
- Check for flaking, cracking, perforated edges or bulges. If any are found, get it checked / changed asap.
- Check if your car has run flat tyres, a normal spare tyre, both or none. Identify where on the vehicle it is located and do you have the tools available to change a tyre. On more modern cars tools are sometimes supplied in compartments, typically in the boot. If you have to change a tyre on the roadside, put a safety triangle warning on the roadside, 45 metres behind the vehicle and where a hi-vis jacket.
- Make sure you keep your locking wheel nut safe and easily accessible should you need to change a tyre. Replacements can be expensive. The only way to remove a tyre without the locking wheel nut, is to drill through the bolt which makes it unusable in future and can take unto 1 hour per wheel to take off, depending on make / model.
- Did you know tyres have the date of manufacture on the tyre wall and they are no longer considered to be new 5 years after this date. A date that looks like this ‘4623’ refers to the week of manufacture i.e. 46, followed by the year of manufacture e.g. 23. This is referred to as the DOT code.
- Get your garage to check the inside of tyre walls when the vehicle is on the ramp. Just because the inside of the tyre is not visible to you when in normal conditions, it does not mean there is no damage.
- Would it be safer and more practical to have separate winter tyres for bad weather conditions? Winter tyres offer more grip on the road and are particularly useful for rear-wheel drive vehicles.
- Never ignore warning signs on your dashboard. They will have illuminated for a reason and should be checked straight away and the warning diagnosed. This will ensure the fault can be resolved early, prevent more damage to that or a related part and mean you are maintaining your warranty agreement.
- Make sure you know what to do, or at least who to call in the case of a flat, slow puncture or damaged tyre or wheel.
- We recommend you only buy a new tyre. We don’t recommend to buy part worn. Whilst part worn tyres are not illegal to buy in the UK (unless they are outside of the legal tyre limits), a second hand or part worn tyre can only be resold if the complete circumference of a tyre has a minimum tread depth of 2mm.