Don’t be left flat, with our tyre repair solutions…

If you’ve recently bought a new car then you may be aware that a spare wheel is no longer standard issue. Since 2012 regulation changes mean a spare wheel is not required and many vehicles are now equipped only with a roadside repair kit that’s designed to get you back on the road just long enough to get you to somewhere that you can buy a replacement tyre.Read more

Discount Truck, Plant and Agricultural Tyres – not always what they seem!

When searching for plant, agricultural or truck tyres there’s more to consider than just the cost…

It’s no secret that, when a tyre is cheaper, it’s because the manufacturer has found the simplest way to provide it for less than what you are used to paying, either by slightly changing the structure, or by replacing a high-end material with a low-end one. One thing’s for sure – a manufacturer will never sell a product if they will not make any money from it. Some highly profitable Chinese factories shine at creating imitations of existing products that look an equivalent but are 60 to 80% of the worth of the original. Remember that their goal is to manufacture a tyre that appears good, there’s no real need for them to take high regard of its effectiveness or safety.

Low-cost or budget agricultural tyre, are often not as robust as your usual brands. The sidewalls won’t be designed to undergo excessive force. A rock, a root or a branch could go across and suddenly puncture the tyre and immobilise your vehicle, with all the associated costs that may entail.Read more

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