Is there a difference between wheel balancing and wheel alignment?

YES – there is! When it comes to tyre maintenance, there is a common misconception that wheel balancing and wheel alignment are two terms for the same service, they aren’t. They may sound very similar, but there is a huge difference in their function and the effect they have on the performance of your tyres. Wheel balancing deals with the distribution of weight around the wheel, and wheel alignment dictates the position of the wheels in relation to the road and each other.

Tyres that are not maintained properly can severely affect your car’s performance and handling, well-maintained tyres, however, will save you money on repairs, tyre replacements and fuel.

Let’s take a look at both services, and how Trostre Tyres can ensure you have a safer driving experience, smoother ride, longer-lasting tyres and better fuel-efficiency…Read more

We are now an approved Tec4 Carbon Clean Service Centre

As a car owner, it is important to look after your wheels and get the best possible use from your motor. That means taking steps to make the vehicle more fuel-efficient, reliable, and look to reduce your carbon footprint at the same time as well. One of the best ways of being able to achieve this is to make use of our new Tec4 Carbon Clean service!

Car servicing is what we are all about, and we pride ourselves on being able to offer these excellent cleaning services for the modern driver. As an approved Tec4 Carbon Clean Service Centre, we have added a new dimension to our car servicing, and we’re proud to be able to showcase this.Read more

I can’t afford new tyres, should I consider part-worn?

When the time comes to replace your tyres, let’s be honest most of us think of price as the first consideration. And when money is tight then we might even think of choosing the option of worn tyres. We’re here to stop you doing just that for 3 main reasons.

First, worn tyres are dangerous. In 2015 TyreSafe completed a survey which found that 34% of part worn tyres in the survey sample had ‘potentially dangerous forms of damage or non-compliance’, (in other words, the part worn tyres were in some way defective). That information combined with the fact that 40% of road traffic accidents resulting in death or serious injury are due to defective tyres, should tell you how crucial good quality tyres are. So yes, by going with part worn tyres you may be saving yourself some cash, but is it really worth the risk to the safety of you and others?Read more

free winter vehicle check

Free Winter Vehicle Safety Check

We’re offering a FREE vehicle safety check to help our customers avoid breakdowns and ensure that each car is as safe and reliable as it can be this winter. Carried out by one of our many skilled technicians, it’s all part of our service to ensure your car remains running smoothly!Read more