Buy Tyres Online
Or From Our Garage In Carterton, Oxford
At Dowleys Garage, we've been tyre specialists since 1975 stocking a wide range of car, 4x4, winter, high performance and budget tyres from premium, mid-range and more affordable tyre brands.
Pop into our workshop in Carterton or purchase your new tyres online with no hidden costs. We supply tyres from Michelin, Continental and Pirelli as well as other well-established manufacturers.
We're proud to be the West Oxfordshire main agent for General Tyres - produced by Continental Tyres - serving Burford, Chipping Norton, Witney and all surrounding areas.
To help keep your costs down, we're currently offering free front alignment with every four tyres fitted, whichever brand you choose.
HOW DO YOU KEEP TYRES IN GOOD CONDITION?
Tyres are the only part of the car which are in contact with the road. Safe acceleration, braking, steering and cornering all depend on a relatively small area of road contact.
Therefore, it is of paramount importance that tyres are kept in the best possible condition and that when the time comes to change them, the correct replacements in terms of size and speed are fitted.
As vehicle owners, there are a number of things you can do to keep your tyres safe and roadworthy for longer:
CHECK TYRE PRESSURE REGULARLY
Correct tyre pressure can prevent premature wear, reduce fuel costs, improve handling and ensure your vehicle brakes effectively.
You should be checking tyre pressure at least once a month to avoid putting yourself and any passengers in danger.
MAKE SURE THERE IS ENOUGH TREAD
The legal minimum tread depth for tyres in the UK is 1.6mm. You can check the tread depth of your tyres using the 20p test.
Driving with tyres below this limit is illegal and extremely dangerous, especially in poor weather conditions. The penalty you could face is a £2,500 fine and 3 points on your license.
If you discover any tyres at, or below, the minimum depth, they need to be replaced immediately.
CHECK FOR DAMAGE
Before you get in your car to start your commute or journey, it's easy to do a physical check of your tyres and look out for signs of damage.
This can include bulges, cuts or any objects that have punctured the tyre wall. If you notice any of these problems, you should get the offending tyre replaced as soon as possible.
KEEP YOUR WHEELS ALIGNED
Correctly aligned wheels prevent your vehicle from pulling to one side and uneven tyre wear. Tyres can become misaligned after driving over a pothole or directly impacting a kerb.
Having a 4 wheel alignment at least once a year and every time a new tyre is fitted will prolong the lifespan of your tyres.