Based in Epsom, K&P Tyres receives regular visits from Wallington motorists in need of puncture repair or a new set of tyres. We have an expansive range of products from leading industry brands like Pirelli, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Michelin and Dunlop. As independent tyre suppliers and tyre fitters we provide friendly, tailored customer service you simply won’t get with a large corporate enterprise, and incredible prices you won’t find at competing tyre shops.
Below, we’ve looked to answer a handful of questions our tyre fitters and tyre suppliers regularly receive from clients in and around the Wallington area. But if you have a different query not answered here, don’t hesitate to call our Epsom location on 020 8393 2338. This is the best course of action should you wish to inquire about whether we have a set make/brand in that other tyre shops might not – as it’s difficult to keep a perpetually up to date stock list available online.
What is the minimum tread depth allowed on tyres?
1.6mm for car tyres, and 1mm for motorcycle tyres. Should your indicator show you’re close to reaching this level, visit our tyre suppliers near Wallington, as otherwise you could be liable to a hefty find while putting yourself at increased risk of an accident.
Is there a penalty for driving on worn tyres?
Yes. Up to £2,500 and 3 points on your licence.
How often should I replace my tyres?
There’s no one set answer. Tyre shops urge clients to consider not just tread depth, but general wear and tear to the sides of tyres that could compromise road safety. Additionally, Wallington motorists driving in particular conditions – off road, during the winter on icy roads etc. – should consider having our tyre fitters and tyre suppliers put on a set that have unique characteristics for said conditions.
Is there a set pressure for tyres?
This will be included within your manufacturer’s handbook, measured in either Bar or PSI. Our tyre fitters are knowledgeable regarding all makes/models and the appropriate pressure, so Wallington motorists needn’t feel obliged to know this to get a change or puncture repair – just for when inflating tyres at petrol stations or at home.