Frequently Asked Question When You Shop With Kwik Tyres
Got a question about your vehicle or the services that we provide? Give us a call 07961998344 Kwik Tyres have compiled a list of the most common car maintenance queries that we receive from our customers. Simply select a relevant category question below. If you still can't find what you're looking for, contact our team of helpful technicians who are happy to help.
Our Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions
ABOUT MY TYRES
hoW do I find my TyRE SIZE?
The best way to find out which tyre size you need is to look at your current tyres. You will find the tyre size imprinted on the sidewall of the tyre (e.g. 205/55 R16 96W). You are looking for he width of the tyre (i.e. 205), the sidewall ( i.e. 50) and the rim size (i.e. 16). You will also need the load and speed rating (i.e. 98V) and finally check if it is a run flat or specialist fitment for your tyre of car (i.e. MO for Mercedes).
when should my tyre be replaced?
A tyre should be replaced when 3mm or less of the tread is remaining; the legal limit for a car tyre in the UK is 1.6mm across three-quarters of the tread. Other warning signs that your tyres may need replacing are: When your tyres are worn to the legal limit(1.6mm for a car in UK ). If your tyre shows sign of ageing (i.e. cracks on the tread or sidewall). If your tyre is damaged (i.e. a bulge on the sidewall). If you can see abnormal wear (i.e. the centre of the tyre is wearing much quicker than the shoulders). If the tyres are not suited to your vehicle (i.e. you are having handling problems). If you get a puncture, though on occasion a tyre can a tyre can be repaired.
what happens to my old tyres?
We dispose of your old tyres using carefully selected professional tyre disposal companies. The old tyres are used in a number of different ways: they could be sent to remould manufacturers; used in road construction or for soft playground coverings; used as fuel at a power station; or even utilised for sea defence schemes. Kwik Tyres UK Ltd believes that the protection of the environment is a real concern, and we ensure that we dispose of your scrap tyres in the most ecologically and environmentally friendly way possible.
do you charge for the tyre disposal?
Tyre disposal is included in the quoted price. Kwik Tyres UK Ltd gives a fully inclusive price every time. Unlike some other tyre fitting companies, we don't have any hidden charges. We dispose of tyres responsibly.
what doe 4x4 mean?
A vehicle that has the ability to have all 4 wheels receiving power from the engine.
ABOUT MY FITTING
what are our opening hours?
We are open 7 days a week 24 hours Mobile Tyre Service.
are the mobile tyre vans equipped with the right tools for the job?
All of Kwik Tyre vans are equipped with state-of-the-art tyre changing machines hat incorporate a pneumatic arm and bead raise, tyre balancing machines and a compressor to inflate tyres. All of the equipment is similar to the equipment you would expect to see in a traditional high street depot, with the exception that we bring the tyre depot to you.
can you fit low profile tyres?
Yes, we can fit as low a 25 profile tyres. The benefits of low profile tyres are improved performance and appearance. Lower deck heights give the tyres a racing car look, and also make them better at handling corners. Fewer grooves and smaller void areas between the treads are what make low profile tyres as effective s performance tyres. Combined, these features deliver greater lateral stability, improved tread wear and reduced weight.
are your staff fully trained?
Kwik Tyre UK Ltd only employs the highest calibre of mobile technician. Kwik Tyre UK Ltd is not a franchise and we hand pick all of our technicians.
what other services do you offer?
We currently offer valve replacement, tyre repair, tyre rotations, seasonal refits, brakes and a locking wheel nut removal service.
ABOUT KWIK TYRES SERVICES
How much space do you need to change a tyre?
We need to be able to get access to both sides of the car, and be able to park the fitting van near to where the vehicle is parked. Driveways or car parks are ideal, providing there is sufficient space around the vehicle.
can my puncture be repaired?
As long as it falls with the British standard guidelines, then yes. All of our mobile fitting vans carry a BSAU 159 standard gauge. if your puncture is in the sidewall or shoulder of the tyre then unfortunately it cannot be repaired. if this is the case our technician will show you, using the BSAU159 gauge.
how can you change tyres so quickly?
We can give each job our complete attention because , unlike at a garage we don't have other jobs waiting. We dedicate the time to you and your tyres. We also employ highly trained technicians and use time and motion methods in our process to ensure we do the job right on time.
can you just deliver my tyres?
No, our services includes fitting tyres. We don't operate a delivery only service.
what areas do kwik tyre cover?
Abbey Wood, Acton, Aldgate, Aldgate East, Aldwych, Archway, Barking, Barkingside, Barnes, Battersea, Bayswater, Beckenham, Beckton, Belgravia, Belvedere, Bermondsey, Bethnal Green, Blackheath, Bloomsbury, Bounds Green, Bow, Bromley, Brompton, Burnt Oak, Camden, Catford, Central London, Chelsea, Chingford, Chiswick, Clapham, Cockfosters, Colindale, Collier Wood, Cricklewood, Crouch End, Docklands, Ealing, East Dulwich, East Ham, Edmonton, Elephant & Castle, Euston, Finchley, Finsbury Park, Fulham, Golders Green, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith, Hampstead, Harlesden, Harold Hill, Harringay, Heathrow Airport, Hendon, Herne Hill, Highbury, Highgate, Holloway , Honor Oak Park, Hornchurch, Hornsey, Ilford, Islington, Kennington, Kensal Rise, Kensington, Kentish Town, Kidbrooke, Kilburn, Lewisham, Leytonstone, Maida Vale, Manor Park, Mile End, Mill Hill, Mornington, Crescent, Muswell Hill, Neasden, New Cross, Notting Hill Gate, Palmers Green, Peckham, Plumstead, Primrose Hill, Redbridge, Romford, Rotherhithe, Royal Oak, Ruislip, Shepherds Bush, Shoreditch, Sidcup, South Bank, Southwark, Spitalfields, St Johns Wood, Stanmore, Stockwell, Stoke Newington, Stratford, Thamesmead, Tottenham, Tottenham Court Road, Tufnell Park, Turnpike Lane, Upminister, Vauxhall, Waltham Cross, Walthamstow, Wanstead, Waterloo, West Hampstead, Westbourne Park, Whitechapel, Woodford, Wood Green, Woolwich