Tyres for sale at discount prices - Tyregiant.com
Here at Tyregiant.com, we have a huge selection of tyres for sale at prices up to 50% lower than the big High Street retail chains.
Through our 40 years in the industry we have continually evolved to meet the needs of our customers, extending our reach throughout the UK and building up a network of warehouses and a delivery infrastructure that few other companies can match. Having secured our place as one of the leading trade suppliers in the country, we can now offer tyres for sale to individual customers online.
With around 500,000 tyres kept in stock, our extensive range has everything from precision-engineered tyres designed for top of the range sports cars to budget and mid-range makes. We sell household names such as Goodyear, Continental and Firestone, so you can be sure you're getting the right tyre to perfectly match your driving needs.
Tyres for sale with Tyregiant.com - quick and convenient
Not only can we help to save you money when it comes to buying your tyres, but you'll also be impressed by the level of service we provide for our customers.
Every single one of our tyres for sale comes with a complete manufacturer's warranty, so you can be sure there won't be nasty surprises further down the road. We even have a dedicated advice line which you can call to have a tyre expert advise you on the best type of tyre for your vehicle.
Once you've selected your tyres, you then choose a date and location to have your tyres fitted. We have over 600 accredited fitting centres spread throughout the UK, so there's bound to be one in your local area. Then you just show up on the day, and your tyres will be fitted by a skilled professional - it's fast, convenient and can save you a significant sum.
A. Tyre Selection
Looking for new tyres but wondering how to decide? Here's our checklist:-
- How long do you intend to keep your car?
- Age of Vehicle?
- What is your annual mileage?
- What type of driving do you do (mainly town, town and motorway, mainly motorway, county roads)?
- What is your driving preference:- steady driver who wants balance of comfort, good mileage and grip in bad weather conditions sports driver who wants performance tyres with plenty of grip but is willing to compromise on mileage
- 4x4 driver with specific needs for off road performance; budget conscious who wants a reasonable tyre that won't break the bank
We Recommend the Following Tyres
- For steady drivers looking for a balance of comfort, mileage and grip we recommend Infinity, Marshal and Avon. Infinity is more value orientated, Marshal is a good all round mid range tyre and Avon offers a British made option with a little more performance.
- For sports drivers who want grip above mileage there isn't one in particular brand we recommend. Each manufacturer has patterns with different characteristics so it is important to study the information we have collated against each size. If in doubt please call our customer services on 0800 652 0761 we shall be glad to help.
- For relatively new cars we would recommend replacing with the original equipment tyres. In a lot of cases these tyres have been selected specifically for your car because their characteristics complement the performance of the vehicle.
- For high mileage drivers where you intend to keep the vehicle for more than two years, again you need to check the individual characteristics of each pattern. Some tyres are designed for high mileage and some are designed to offer better grip at the expense of economy. If in doubt please call our customer services and we will advise.
- For 4x4 drivers we have an excellent range of budget 4x4 tyres in brands such as Infinity, mid range 4x4 tyres in Marshal with patterns to suit all types of terrain, performance 4x4 tyres from Yokohama and a comprehensive selection of all leading brands covering all original equipment fitments.
When you select your tyre size on our home page you will be shown a number of options:-
- Recommended. These tyres offer a balance of comfort, mileage, grip, and value. We also include in this section tyres we have been able to find great deals on and we think represent outstanding value.
- Budget. Aimed at the budget conscious driver. We are exclusive UK distributor for several far eastern factories. We have carefully selected the best partners so we can offer our customers excellent quality at competitive prices.
- Other. All other mid range and premium brands we have in stock.
Finding Your Tyre Size
Don't be put off by all the numbers and letters on the tyre sidewall. It's simpler than it looks.
Before you can search for your tyres you need some vital information:-
- Tyre Size: Width in mm (195 in above photo), Profile (60 in above photo), Rim Diameter in inches (15 in above photo)
- Speed Rating (H in the photo). Max speed tyre is designed for.
- Load Rating (88 in the photo). Maximum load tyre is designed to carry
Also worth making a note of:-
- Existing Brand.
- Existing Pattern.
- Any special markings. Some vehicles have special compounds, eg AZ, FZ, MO.
Lastly please make sure you check both front and rear tyres. In some cases they will be different sizes.
Tyre Speed and Load Ratings
The speed rating indicates the maximum vehicle speed for which the tyre is suitable. The load rating indicates the strength of tyre required for your vehicle. It is important that you fit a tyre with an equivalent or higher speed and load rating as indicated in your log book.
Tyre Speed Markings
|Max Speed mph||Max Speed km/h||Speed Symbol||Max Speed mph||Max Speed km/h|
|S||112||180||ZR||Over 150||Over 240|
|Load Index||Kilograms||Load Index||Kilograms||Load Index||Kilograms||Load Index||Kilograms||Load Index||Kilograms|
It is important that your tyres meet the legal requirements. The penalty for illegal tyres is 3 points and a fine of £2,500 per tyre.
The legal requirement is for a minimum tread depth of 1.6 millimetres across the central 3/4 of the tread around the complete circumference of the tyre. To help you judge whether your tyres have reached this legal minimum, tyre manufacturers mould tyre wear indicators into the patterns which become visible when the tread depth reaches 1.6mm.
However for safety reasons we recommend you change your tyres before you reach the legal limit. Tests show that breaking distances increase substantially when tread depth falls below 3.00mm.
Did you know, at a tread depth of 1.6 millimetres in wet road conditions it takes up to an extra 8 metres to stop at 50 mph than if your tread depth was 3 millimetres!
Age is a separate issue to wear - tyres degrade naturally through exposure to heat, sunlight and rain. Degradation depends on the amount of exposure and the severity of the weather.
This is a more common problem on caravans, trailers and vehicles which are only used occasionally. In most cases tyres will wear out before they degrade to such an extent they're unserviceable.
Look for signs of UV cracking on tyres four or five years old and on cars parked outside. Tyres should be replaced irrespective of age if cracking becomes severe - any tyre specialist will be able to offer advice
All tyres display a coded date of manufacture. These codes are usually located in a "window" on the tyre sidewall. The first two digits represent the week and the second two the year of manufacture.
Correct tyre pressures are essential to the performance of your vehicle. We recommend that you check your pressures at least once a month and before a long journey. Ensuring your tyres have the correct pressures delivers a wide range of benefits:-
- Saves you money. Under inflated tyres effect your fuel consumption and life of your tyre. Surveys have shown up to 75% of motorists have under inflated tyres, resulting in up to 5% worse fuel consumption and reduced tyre life of up to 25%.
- Possible Fine and Penalties. If incorrect tyre pressures were shown to be the cause of an accident this could lead to points being added to your license and a fine of £2,500 for each tyre. Incorrect tyre pressure also increases the chances of a high speed blowout especially on motorways.
- Road Holding. Under or over inflated tyres affect the performance of the vehicle, especially the steering response.
- Braking. Under inflated tyres can increase braking distance by up to 10%
- Aquaplaning. Incorrect tyre pressures substantially increase the chances of aquaplaning in wet conditions.
Top Tips on Tyre Pressures
Your tyre pressures can be found in your driver's handbook. They are also often printed in prominent positions such as the driver's door sill or on the fuel cap.
Always check your tyre pressures when the tyres are cold.
Increase tyre pressures according to your driver's handbook when the vehicle is heavily laden.
Check your tyres regularly. We recommend once a month or before a long trip.
While checking your tyre pressures don't forget to also check the overall condition of your tyres. Particularly look for signs of ageing such as cracks in the sidewall and also check the tyre tread depth (legal minimum 1.6mm)