Top Brand Tyres
We supply top brand tyres such as Bridgestone tyres, Pirelli tyres, Dunlop tyres, Continental tyres, Goodyear tyres and Michelin tyres, as well as mid-range alternatives including Avon tyres, Firestone tyres and Yokohama tyres, and exclusive mid-range brands such as Sailun tyres. We’ve also got a range of quality budget brand tyres. We have the biggest range of tyres in stock at the lowest tyre prices online, ready to fit while you wait.
What type of tyres to choose?
The tyre you need depends greatly on the kind of car you drive and the type of driving you do. If you drive short distances in and around town on the school run or to the local shops then economy and safety will be a primary concern when choosing a tyre. If you do a lot of motorway driving then low noise, comfort and fuel saving might be factors in helping you find the right tyre. Drivers with luxury cars and sports cars will be interested in high performance tyres, which offer precision handling, excellent traction and manoeuvrability at speed.
At Performance Direct we can advise you on the right car tyre for your driving requirements, and at a low tyre price that won’t break your budget.
Tyres are one of the most important components of a vehicle. The tyre tread area making contact with the road is relatively small– only about the size of the palm of your hand – so if your tyres are worn or damaged it can seriously affect your car’s safety and handling. Not only that, if your tyres don’t meet legal requirements, you could face a fine of £2,500 per tyre and 3 penalty points on your licence.
That’s why it’s important to check tyre tread depth, general tyre condition and tyre pressure to ensure your tyres are safe for the roads.
Tread depth must be above the legal minimum of 1.6mm throughout a continuous strip in the centre three quarters of the tread and around the entire tyre circumference.
Tyres must be correctly inflated according to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations in the vehicle handbook. Over-inflated tyres cause excess wear, shortening tyre life and can result in an uncomfortable ride; under-inflated tyres result in increased fuel consumption and faster wear of the tread shoulders plus increased chance of impact damage.
You should also inspect the general condition of your tyre for any sign of bumps, bulges or cuts which could cause a blow out when driving.
Performance Direct recommends that motorists check tyre tread depth, condition and pressure on a monthly basis and before any long journeys – and if in doubt, come to our workshop for a free tyre safety inspection.