Welcome to Canklow Service Station in Rotherham.
On this site, we would like to tell you a little bit about our tyre services and tyre care in general.Please check out our extensive range of vehicle tyres from all the great brands - from the top of the range products to low budget tyres.
he ordering- and payment process are straightforward, and you can either choose home delivery or shop fitting.
The appointment booking for your tyre change is also quite convenient online.
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Save time and money and compare all the different tyre brands. Just tell us your tyre size or car's reg. number, select your favourite tyres and book your workshop date online.
Safety through suitable tyres
Only a few vehicle parts have such a direct influence on the driving behaviour of the tyres. Car tyres have to implement high acceleration and braking forces and should be able to establish a safe contact with the road in different weather conditions. Due to the various requirements of the tyres of a vehicle depending on the season, there are summer tyres and winter tyres. Summer tyres offer the best grip at warm temperatures. On wet roads, they route the water through a sophisticated profiling and contribute to the spray savings through low friction values. Winter tyres are more profiled, tuned to cold temperatures and quickly bring a car to a halt in the deep snow and on the ice.Then there are also the so called All-season tyres which are a compromise between the two.And last but not least, there are specialist tyres like Run-flat tyres, 4x4 tyres (for off-road vehicles), semi slick- and slick tyres for racing and much more...
The difference between tyre change and wheel change
In general, tyre changes and wheel changes are often used identically. Strictly speaking, however, there is a difference. A wheel change means that one wheel or several wheels are replaced completely including the rims. As a rule, the regular change of summer and winter wheels is a change of wheel. A tyre change is necessary, for example, when buying tyres or rims (steel or aluminium rims). Then the tyres must be put on the rims. Especially, in this case, the wheels should be balanced by a specialist.
Please note that the service that can be booked here is a tyre change.
When should you change the tire?
A tyre change should be scheduled twice a year. Depending on weather conditions, summer tyres are the right choice from April to October. As soon as the autumn leave falls on the roads, it is time for the change to winter tyres. Apart from the swap between summer and winter tyres, a tyre replacement might also be necessary if tyres have worn out.
Check the tyre tread depth
At the latest with a remaining tyre profile of 1.6 mm, you should get a tyre change. For safety reasons, however, tyres should be changed from a profile depth of 3 - 4 mm. Above all, winter tyres should not be traced down to the legally permissible profile depth, since on winter roads only a sufficient profiling ensures a safe drive. The profile depth can be determined with a measuring slide available at each petrol station.
Consider the age of car tyres
Even with sufficient profile, a change of tyres may be due. Vehicle tyres embrittle with the years and lose their elasticity. Hardened car tyres impair the driving safety and prolong the braking distance. Therefore, after 8 years, it is time for a tyre change. The tyre age is to be taken from the DOT number, which is on the tyre edge. The four digits at the end of the DOT award are decisive for the driver. The first two digits are the calendar week; the following two digits are the year. So the DOT 3711 means that the tyre was produced in the 37th calendar week of the year 2011.
Why not have a look at our Canklow Servicestation online offers to find suitable tyres at fantastic prices!Simply book your tyre service online at your preferred date.
Tyres of different age on front and rear axle
If you only need two tyres instead of a full set of four, it's not an issue. Just make sure, when driving tyres of different production dates, the better tyres should be on the rear wheels. Although new tyres on the front wheels provide a slightly better water displacement in the rain and provide a minimally shorter braking distance, the driving stability on dry and wet roads is higher when the new tyres sit at the rear. If all tyres are of the same age, it is advisable to change the front tyres and rear tyres every 6500 miles for even wear.
Tyre damage and tyre repair
High curbs, deep pot holes and unpaved roads can severely damage the tyres. In the case of a suspected damage or material fatigue, you should come to our Canklow Service Station specialist workshop immediately. In many cases, it is also possible to repair the affected tyre. If a nail is stuck in the centre of the tyre, the damage can usually be repaired via cold vulcanisation. Please note, only the tyre experts can assess a tyre damage professionally. High-speed tyres and Run-flat tyres can not be repaired. Also, tyres with a sidewall damage as a repair in this area are not considered to be safe.
Want to change the wheel yourself?
Anyone who wants to carry out the wheel change himself/herself should take prudent action because the seemingly simple tyre has its problems. First of all, the vehicle must be secured - put in the gear, select the parking position for automatic vehicles and apply the handbrake. The car must be on the level ground for changing the wheel. The wheel bolts must be loosened before the car is lifted with a car lift or lifting platform. The lifter bar of the jack is to be removed after lifting the vehicle so that it does not constitute a tripping trap. After the wheel bolts have been completely screwed off, the car has to be raised high enough so that the wheels can be easily removed without any tipping. The position of the removed wheels should be marked with chalk. For example, FL stands for "front left".
If the wheel hubs are free, the brake pads and the shock absorbers can also be inspected. When attaching the new wheels, the direction of travel must be observed. Particularly with winter tyres, the direction of travel is crucial for good driving behaviour. Winter tyres mounted against the direction of travel also cause an annoying running noise and a higher consumption. The wheel bolts must be tightened at first. After lowering the vehicle, the wheel bolts can be tightened crosswise. To do this, use a torque wrench to prevent damage to the attachments or loose the wheel connection. The correct tightening torque can be found in the vehicle documentation. After tightening the wheel nuts, check the air pressure. As soon as a distance of 10 to 30 miles has been covered, the wheel nuts must be tightened with the torque wrench.
So, you see, it's not that easy. After all the hard work, there are still a few questions: what about wheel balancing to make the wheels really turn "round"? Is my wheel alignment ok? Are all the bolts actually properly tightened? Is the tyre pressure really accurate?
The professionals in our workshop take care of all these issues routinely and in a professional manner and check the condition of the tyres. As part of the wheel- and tyre service, the wheels are also balanced, because uneven running wheels cause a restless driving behaviour and impair the safety. When changing the wheels at the lifting platform, the experts also inspect the wheel suspension, the brake pads and brake discs. Trained specialists also recognise other deficiencies in the vehicle, which result from uneven wear on the tyres. Such defects can be rectified directly in the workshop.
Tyre storage (storage of complete wheels)
If you want to store your summer tyres over the winter or vice versa, you have to make sure to have a suitable place for them. You need enough space as the tyres/wheels should net me stored on top of each other. You should also keep in mind that tyres should be stored at moderate temperatures to maintain the rubber component elastic.
For more advice, help with your order or any other queries. Please get in touch with us.
Tyre service - Canklow Service Station in Rotherham.