DO YOU NEED YOUR TRAILER TYRES REPLACED?
Berkshire County Trailers offer a tyre replacement service either mobile or at our workshop at the Moss End Garden Centre near Bracknell in Berkshire.
Our mobile tyre service is very popular as we’ll fit your new trailer tyres so no need to wait or cancel your plans. We currently cover Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead and surrounding areas.
We have a wide selection of trailer tyres available for supply or supply and fit and caravan tyres for supply only.
CONTACT US to discuss your tyre requirements with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
ARE YOUR TRAILER TYRES OR CARAVAN TYRES THE RIGHT FIT?
It is essential that caravan and trailer owners select the right size tyre with an appropriate load and speed rating. By not doing so could cause your tyres to puncture, blow out or rupture. If you have bought a second-hand caravan or used trailer please remember to check the age of the tyres. A tyre’s age starts from the time it was manufactured not the time it was fitted.
If you have any concerns that your caravan tyres or trailer tyres aren’t the correct size or are too old, you should replace them as soon as possible. Our experienced service technicians can service trailers and caravan chassis up to a maximum weight of 3.5 tonnes – at a time and place that suits you.
WHEN TO REPLACE CARAVAN TYRES OR TRAILER TYRES
Below are a few simple tyre checks you can make:
- Check the tyre tread, a tread of 2mm-3mm is recommended. UK law stipulates that a car should have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm in a continuous band around the central three-quarters of the tyre. The same rule applies to goods vehicles, such as vans, trailers and caravans that don’t exceed 3500kg.
- Check inflation pressure regularly as if your tyres need an inflation pressure of 50psi or more they should replaced after five years.
- Check the tyre valves to make sure they are aligned and undamaged.
- If the tyre has blistered, ruptured or been cut penetrated by an object then you should replace it immediately.
- Thoroughly check both sides of the tyre, including the one facing away from you, for punctures or lodged debris.
The cost of getting your tyres replaced far out ways if you are caught driving with defective tyres. You could end up with:
- A fine up to £2,500 per tyre
- Three points on your licence per tyre
- An insurance claim made as a result of an accident becoming invalid
The illustration below gives an explanation of the markings currently found on a tyre sidewall.
* do not apply in the U.K.
Retreads – must also show either ‘RETREAD’ or ‘REMOULD’ on the sidewall, together with ‘BSAU 144’ in place of ECE Type Approval Mark.
Aspect ratio – ratio between the height of the sidewall and the width of the tread, expressed as a percentage. In the example above, the figure is 70%.
Nominal section width – on radial tyres this is expressed in millimetres, on cross ply tyres, inches are used.
For more advice or to order from our huge stock please contact us with your requirements.