Tyres in Sherborne

Hill's Sherborne tyre top tip

Check your tyre pressures once a month. The correct tyre pressure will dramatically reduce tyre wear and fuel consumption. Regularly checking your tyre pressures helps extend the life of your tyres, improves your vehicle’s safety and helps maintain fuel efficiency.

Effect on tyre life

Tyre life can be reduced by as much as 75% if your tyres are running at just 80% of the recommended pressure. If pressure falls to 60% (which we find is not uncommon), tyre life can be reduced by as much as 35%. Early signs of potential under-inflation are a rapid wearing on the outside edges of your tyres. If left unattended, this can quickly cause your tyres to become illegal.

Effect on vehicle safety

When tyres are under-inflated, there is not enough air in the tyre to support the vehicle’s weight. This leads to the tyre’s sidewalls being compressed by the weight of the vehicle causing them to flex beyond their normal limits. This abnormal flexing leads to heat building up in the tyre and dramatically increases the chances of a high speed blow out.

Effect on fuel efficiency

Under-inflation increases the amount of the tyre’s tread that is in contact with the road surface. Increased friction means that the tyre’s ability to roll along the surface of the road is reduced. This means your vehicle needs to use more power to roll an under-inflated tyre along the ground, leading to an inevitable increase in fuel consumption.

Here at Hills we are able to recommend the tyre for you dependant on your vehicle, budget and mileage.

We are able to source a huge range of tyres to suit your individual needs. We are able to get the large majority of tyres delivered on the same day.

Whatever vehicle you drive, from a small city car to a Commercial vehicle, they all have one thing in common; the tyres are the only part in contact with the road. It is therefore crucial to ensure that they are in good condition as poor condition tyres can be dangerous, illegal, waste fuel and invalidate your car insurance.

Here at Hills we offer a quality tyre-fitting service with a quick turnaround and great value for money for all your personal and commercial needs. Our experienced tyre-fitting team will guide you to the best choice of tyre from our wide range of premium and budget tyres.

We are able to provide all of the major tyre brands including Kumho, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental, Michelin, Goodyear and Dunlop.

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