You need good tyres to drive safely. Your tyres are the only contact between your car and the road, affecting steering, braking and fuel efficiency. Our dedicated tyre centre, located on Unit A1 Great Knollys Street in Reading, offers a huge range of replacement tyres along with a full tyre fitting service. We supply a full range of tyres from all the major manufactures and for various vehicles, from car tyres, van, high performance and 4x4 tyres. We include our price promise on all our mail order tyres, so if your just looking for a tyre then why not give us a try.
You can order your tyres in 4 simple steps:
24 hour 7 days a week emergency service, where our on site tyre replacement and puncture repair service will get you back on the road at the point of breakdown. The service is available as a pre-booked service where we will arrange a visit to your residence or workplace at an agreed time. At the time of booking we will agree the best tyre options and fitting services required. The service is also available as 24 hour 7 days a week emergency service, where our on site tyre replacement and puncture repair service will get you back on the road at the point of breakdown. As part of our comprehensive tyre fitting service, we offer on site wheel balancing and wheel alignment tracking. We also supply and fit new batteries on site. For those who plan ahead, our mobile service can be booked for on site tyre fitting, call us on 07823339560 to make a booking However in an emergency call us day or night on 07823339560 for a quote to get you back on the road.
We will undertake welding of engines and gearbox casings. Our wide range of services include:
We also supply new and part-worn alloy wheels. Contact us today to place an order.
Reading Tyres is a professionally equipped wheel repair workshop.
We have recently invested over £7000 to upgrade our workshop with some of the most state-of-the-art equipment available in the market.
From laths and milling machines to wheel straightening equipment, we have the required equipment to take care of all aspects of alloy wheel refurbishment.
Based in Reading, we serve a 20 mile radius including Adamstown, Boyertown and Port Clinton.
Wheel Alignment Reading from the Car Service Centre Reading at Great Rates, Prices start from £45.00 pounds for the Two Front Wheels to £65.00 Pounds for all four wheels depending on the make and model of your car.
Wheel alignment involves setting up the angles of the car’s or the truck’s front and rear wheels to ensure that the vehicle moves in the right direction as per the maker’s specifications. The wheel alignment reading is generally done for all the vehicles before they are released into the markets. The alignment angle depends on the manufacturer’s specification and in some cases, alterations from this value is done in order to achieve the optimum handling characteristic of the vehicle.
The wheel alignment reading comprises of three measurements namely, the caster, the camber, and the toe. These measurements are used by the technicians in order to obtain the required alignment of the car wheels. Caster is the angle measured by tilting (either forward or backward) the steering axis at its uppermost point. The backward tilt has a positive value and the forward tilt has a negative value. The caster angle has the control over the steering direction and it is affected by the height of the vehicle. The value of caster is largely affected by the amount of load dumped in a car. The specified trim height needs to be maintained in order to retain the caster angle. On the whole, any alterations in the caster angle can affect the balanced driving of the car. The general range of caster angle will be anywhere between +2 to +5.5 degrees.
Camber is the term denoted for the angle measured by tilting the wheels of the car in the vertical direction when seen from the front side of the car. The camber angle is positive when the wheels are tilted outward and negative when they are tilted inward at the top. The camber angle controls the direction as well as the tyre wear. The premature wear of the outside part of the tyres can happen if the camber angle is more positive. The more negative camber angle can cause the premature wear of the inside part of the tires. The unbalanced camber values can cause directional issues to the car while driving. The optimum values of camber will lie between -0.5 to -5.5 degrees.
Toe in and toe out measures the extent to which the front and the rear wheels turn in and out from the straight position. The toe value is positive when the wheels turn in and it is negative when the wheels turn out. The main purpose of the toe is to make sure that the wheels are rolling in a parallel manner. The improper settings in the toe value can lead to steering stability issues and tire wears.
The other two measurements that are used for the car wheel alignment reading are the thrust angle and the steering axis inclination (SAI). The thrust angle is measured between the thrust line and the center line of the car. A positive thrust angle is obtained when the thrust line lies on the right of the center line and a negative value is obtained when the thrust line lies on the left. The thrust angle can affect the steering process and can lead to an imbalanced steering wheel. The proper setting of the toe alignment can avoid the problems of thrust angle.
The steering axis inclination is the angle measured between the vertical axis and the line connecting the upper and the lower steering axis. It helps in the stability of direction. SAI comes as a built-in value for a particular car that cannot adjustable.
The ride height of a vehicle is an important specification to consider while making the wheel alignments. The ride height value indirectly specifies the spring height of the vehicle. The spring height largely affects the values of camber, caster, and toe and hence it is important that the ride height lies within the specified values for the proper wheel alignments.
All these measurements play an important role in the car tracking process and they need to set properly in order to have a pleasant driving experience. It is highly recommended to use the manufacturer’s settings or the settings that are proven to be working well on the cars. Although all the new vehicles are adjusted for the wheel alignment, there can be cases where the users may find some discomforts during the course of driving. There can be tire wears or drifts towards a particular direction as a result of the improper alignment. In such cases, the car wheel alignment reading or the car tracking needs to be revised with the automobile technicians.
If you would like us to carry out and adjust your Wheel Alignment Reading please phone us and make an appointment to avoid waiting time as our wheel alignment Test lane Does Get Busy especially on a Saturday when everybody is of work and they have time to get their car looked at.
Sometimes an MOT or service will reveal more serious problems with the body of your vehicle. Welding is sometimes required to fuse pieces of metal back together again. This is not always after a big crash as you would expect; often wear and tear over time can weaken metal. Harsh, cold winter weather can also take its toll on the underside of your vehicle and welding is more common than you might think. Additionally areas of rust can build up unseen, leading to weakened and insecure panelling. The inner wheel arch is a common trouble spot for this, due to the rain and surface water it faces on a regular basis. If your vehicle has been in a crash it may have several abrasions in different areas.
When welding we apply a high temperature to the surface of the metal, melting it and making it easy to reform. In some cases additional material is used to help form a really strong joint. The amount of work required will depend on the extent of the damage; it may be only a little spot welding, or we may need to use a whole replacement panel. We are able to use our welding torches to fix everything from floor panels and suspension through to chassis and sills. A car is a heavy piece of machinery and will sometimes require substantial fusing to help get it back into great shape.
Compared to other methods of repair a garage may use, welding gives a mechanic great access to all areas of a vehicle thanks to easily portable equipment. Welding can also produce a consistent finish so that you’re not left with lumps and bumps everywhere. Our in house welder has honed his skills so you can be sure of uniformity in repair work. Welding is a great all-round tool, allowing us to repair all types of metal, both thick and thin. This means it can be used in almost any area of a car where there is wear and tear. The age of your car need not be of concern either; before modern, mass-produced machinery came in all cars were welded together so there is no harm in re-welding vintage cars. In fact, welding allows us to give older models a more authentic treatment and to ensure the same care and attention goes into each job.
Because of the high temperatures, specialist equipment and techniques required, welding should only be performed by trained and experienced engineers. Our team are all fully trained with a wealth of experience under their belts and as a fully equipped garage we are able to undertake welding repair work on vehicles on the premises. We understand only too well what a nightmare it can be to have to make separate appointments for this kind of repair work so we always endeavour to get everything done in one go. We are able to offer both patch and seam repair so we’re able to help whether it’s a small hole or a whole part hanging off.