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Quick and easy car tyre fitting

Drop your car off on your way into work in the morning, and we will call you when the tyres have been fitted and it's ready to pick up.

Our prices are competitive and we never try to upsell to our customers.

Free tyre check

Does your car’s handling feel off in wet weather?

Does it take a bit longer to stop?

Have you bought part-worn tyres?

 

Your tyres might need replacing.

At Moss Motor Repairs our priority is your safety. Since only a small part of your tyres touch the road, it can be very dangerous to drive on worn or under or over inflated tyres.

We recommend that all customers check their tyres regularly for signs of wear (see below), But if  you want a second opinion then we offer a free tyre check to all customers. We’ll always check your tyres during an MOT or SERVICE, but if you want them checking at any other time then just give us a call.

We can also check whether your wheels are properly aligned.

If they aren’t and you notice your car is tracking to one side then it can cause the tyres on one side of your car to wear out much more quickly, meaning you have to replace them more often.

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Checking your tyres

A proper tyre check will include checking the tread depth, the tyre pressure and the general condition of the tyre.

The legal minimum for tread depth is 1.6mm (although some say that a 3mm tread depth is the safe minimum especially when driving in the wet or at high speeds).

The easiest way to check the tread depth is to take a 20 pence piece and insert it into different sections of the tyre. If you can still see the coins outer rim above the tyre tread then the tyre is probably below the legal minimum (we think it’s better to err on the side of caution when it comes to tyres).

 

Many tyre manufacturers also use tread wear indicators to help you tell when a tyre wears down to unsafe levels. You should also check the tyre pressure of your tyres against the manufacturer’s guidelines. Running your car at the correct tyre pressure will make your car more economical and comfortable as well as safer.

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Problems with your exhaust can affect your cars performance and fuel consumption.

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Find problems with your exhaust

It can be difficult to spot problems with your exhaust. If your exhaust is sputtering or banging, then you should get it checked out.

Equally, you never ignore an ‘emissions control’ warning light or a ‘diesel particulate filter blocked’ warning light.

Remember, your best bet for spotting a problem is still getting your car serviced regularly.

Look out for:

  • Sputtering or banging sounds

  • Car sounds louder than usual

  • Warning lights (refer to manual)

  • Cracked pipes

  • Corrosion

  • Rust

Catalytic convertor and diesel particulate filters

Catalytic convertors (on petrol cars) and diesel particulate filters (on diesels) are probably the most important components in your exhaust – at least from an emissions and safety standpoint.

Catalytic convertors and diesel particulate filters prevent harmful emissions like carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and diesel particulates (lots of black soot) from being released into the atmosphere.

Catalytic convertors have been fitted on all cars since 1993 but diesel particulate filters have only been fitted on modern cars (since 2009).

Blocked diesel particulate filter

Blocked diesel particulate filters can easily stop your vehicle from travelling anywhere!

 

Modern diesel cars are designed so that the filters clean and unblock themselves with natural use. Travelling on motorways and A-roads helps the car burn extra fuel and clean away any blockages.

One big problem that we encounter regularly, however, is diesel particulate filters blocking up because the wrong type of oil is used in the car.

If you choose a rock bottom price service for your car, then there is no guarantee that they will use the correct type of oil for your vehicle. This can lead to all sorts of problems because your car won’t be able to regulate itself. One of the most immediate problems you will encounter with a diesel car is a blocked diesel particulate filter.

We can help you manually unblock the filter but if it is left to build up then the filter may need to be replaced. This part can easily cost more than £1,000 so make sure you get your vehicle checked before the problem worsens.

If a ‘diesel particulate filter’ warning light flashes up on your car, give us a call and we will be able to offer more advice over the phone.

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