Stay Safe on the Road with Tams Tyres

Drive Safer and Stay Safe on the Road with Tams Tyres
Last year the Institute of Advanced Motorist magazine included an article on safer driving, particularly in the winter months when driving can be that bit more demanding. The article the following guidance was included to help UK drivers drive more safely in all conditions, particularly the winter weather.

Slow down on the straight. Accelerate on the straight. Steer round bends. Plan to only ever do one at a time.

Speed of reaction is vital. Not just how quickly you twist the wheel – how quickly you begin is really important. You do need to be prepared for what might happen next.

Given the experience from the IAM survey they state they would always choose a four wheel drive car in winter conditions. Although the ideal, not always possible as many people quite reasonably don’t have a four wheel drive car.

In a manual car put the clutch out if you get into a skid. But it will take lots of space to stop.

Quite obviously it is also absolutely essential you have good tyres on your car and at Tams Tyres we would always suggest you frequently check the tread depth and general condition of your tyre. Tams Tyres are a leading provider of all types of tyres in Newcastle and the North East. We offer you a FREE tyre check, including tyre wear and pressures and can help ensure your tyres are legal, safe and if required, can supply new tyres for all types of vehicles – cars, vans and 4X4’s, all fully fitted, balanced and inflated correctly for a great price.

We stock a massive range of car tyres, van tyres, 4×4 tyres and high performance tyres and maintain high levels of stock including all major brands such as Pirelli, Michelin, Dunlop, Continental, Firestone and Goodyear tyres, plus a range of quality new economy tyres.

Not only can we help you enjoy better fuel consumption but we can also help with better road holding and safety. Call us now on (0191) 4604809 or visit the Tams Tyres website for further information.

Business:             Tams Tyres

URL:                       http://www.tamtyres.co.uk/

Tams Tyres – Providing Car Tyres to Newcastle & Gateshead

Tams Tyres – Providing Car Tyres to Newcastle & Gateshead
Tyres are one of the most important safety features on your car or vehicle. After all, your tyres are the only thing that connects the car to the road surface, and other technologies such as antilock braking systems and electronic stability controls cannot do their job if the tyres don’t have a good grip on the road surface. Yet tyres are often considered to be one of the least understood components of our vehicles.

As everyone’s driving needs are different, it makes sense that no one single type of tyre is best. Like most things in life, what tyres are the best for you may not be appropriate for another driver.

When replacing your car tyres it pays to speak to a specialist, someone like Tams Tyres (Newcastle & Gateshead), who have been supplying high quality, low cost tyres to drivers of all vehicles across Gateshead, Newcastle & the North East. Tams Tyres carry a wide range of leading brand names tyres and after discussing the type of driving you do will be able to offer the very best advice and recommendations as to which tyre to fit to your vehicle.  Remember, cheaper quality and poorly manufactured tyres will likely wear out much quicker than good quality tyres, plus can often lead to extended stopping distances and may result in less control during an emergency manoeuvre.

Tyres, like most things in life, can be something of a trade-off. Performance Tyres can often wear out quicker than ‘regular tyres’ – obviously depending on your driving technique and the road conditions, while general road tyres will provide a more comfortable ride but be less agile in the corners. Again, speak to your tyre dealer about any possible trade-offs for the type of tyres you are considering buying.

Most modern cars will come with general all-season tyres fitted. These are great for most people for most conditions, however if you live where it snows a lot, then you may wish to consider buying a set of snow Tyres (sometimes referred to as winter Tyres) and use them throughout the winter months. All-season tyres are designed to handle all weather conditions. Snow / Winter Tyres are designed with one thing in mind: to help you drive more safely and improve road traction when temperatures are low and the roads are covered in snow and ice.

Many drivers will fit a car tyre then forget it. Even allowing for modern tyre reliability and manufacturing methods, this can be a mistake as tyres are NOT maintenance free items! It is estimated that an average tyres will lose around 1 psi of pressure per month so it is a good idea to check your tyre inflation pressures and inspect their general tread condition on a weekly basis. Underinflated tyres can impact upon your cars fuel efficiency, reducing the miles per gallon you achieve – costing you money, and are more likely to suffer a puncture. Remember, you can’t tell the tyre pressure is low just by looking.

So, how can you increase the lifespan of your car tyres? Adopt the following and you could put off having to make a trip to your local tyre dealership for at least a couple of months. Regularly check your tyre pressure and tread condition.  This probably won’t involve any more than a couple of minutes, but that time spent checking your tyres could alert you to any problems that might have arisen. Check the surface of the tyres for cracks and odd looking bulges. Try to avoid accelerating to quickly form traffic lights of junctions. Wheel skid may sound good but it’s a great way to quickly wear out your tyres. These alone could prolong the lifespan of your tyres significantly.

 

It is also important to recognise that there is a legal requirement to maintain your car or other vehicle tyres. Remember, this legal requirement exists to help keep you, other drivers and pedestrians remain safe, and to prevent accidents occurring on the roads. If you would like a free tyre check and live in the Gateshead or Newcastle area of then call Tam Tyres now on 0191 4604809 who specialise in Tyres for Newcastle, Gateshead and the North East.

Business:             Tams Tyres

URL:                       http://www.tamtyres.co.uk/

TAMS Tyres of Gateshead

TAMS Tyres of Gateshead
At TAMS Tyres of Gateshead we pride ourselves on our reliable service and low prices helping keeping our customers on the move. We stock a large selection of tyres for all types vehicles including 4X4s, ranging from budget branded tyres such as; BCT, Jinyu, Westlake and Kenda up to mid-range tyre brands like Falken, Nexen, Kumho and Firestone through to our premium branded tyres consisting of Michelin, Pirelli, Continental and Goodyear.

We offer a free alignment check every time you buy two or more tyres and our trained friendly staff are more than happy to help no matter the problem, from a simple puncture repair to the replacement, balancing and realignment of 4 tyres.

Smartweight Wheel Balancers
There are only 11 smartweight balancers in the UK. We have the only one in the North of England. This is the most advanced, balancing system available using up to 45% less weights on the wheel by giving ultra precise laser positioning which means better balancing + less weights, this can give upto 40% longer tyre life.

Included in our many years of experience and knowledge at TAM Tyres, our staff also have the facilities to remove the majority of locking wheel nuts should the wheel nut or wheel nut key become damaged or lost. Using Dynomec’s revolutionary new tool we can remove the locking wheel nuts without the chance of damaging your alloy wheel.

Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)
As of late Autumn 2012, all new cars must be fitted with tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). The TPMS will be subject to testing during MOT’s therefore must be tested and serviced to ensure they meet MOT standards. Tam Tyres now offer the service of testing and servicing the TPMS on all cars.

Too busy to make it to TAM Tyres? That shouldn’t cause you a problem. Our fully qualified and insured drivers can collect your car from your place of work or your home at a time that suits you and return the car to you”

So if you are searching for the very prices available on car tyres in the Gateshead and Newcastle areas of the North East, why not visit the TAMS Tyres website or give us a call us now for a quotation on (0191) 4604809. Remember, at TAMS Tyres we search for the most competitive price based on each individual enquiry so you can be sure of a great deal!

Business:             Tams Tyres

URL:                       http://www.tamtyres.co.uk/

Does your car have a Spare Tyre?

Does your car have a Spare Tyre?
Does your car have a spare tyre? Most people with a new car are unlikely to have a spare wheel and this is likely to have caused many drivers problems. The disappearance of the spare wheel is a result of the car manufacturers looking to improve fuel economy and help make cars lighter. Although the manufacturers provide tyre inflation kits, many owners have found these unsuitable and, at times – perhaps at the roadside, difficult to use.

To try and overcome this problem, the RAC have developed a new ‘universal’ spare wheel and tyre intended to assist drivers get back on the rod quickly and safely. Why have they done this, in 2013 the RAC alone responded to nearly 94,000 breakdowns involving a puncture on a vehicle with no spare wheel. This being an increase of a third on the previous 12-months.

The universal spare wheel invented by the RAC should help minimise inconvenience and reduce time spent at the roadside for drivers. The RAC claim this spare wheel can be fitted to over 95 per cent of vehicles that don’t include a spare.

Tams Tyres offer you a FREE tyre check, including tyre wear and pressures. We can help ensure your tyres are legal, safe and if required, can supply new tyres for all types of vehicles – cars, vans and 4X4’s, all fully fitted, balanced and inflated correctly for a great price.

We stock a massive range of car tyres, van tyres, 4×4 tyres and high performance tyres and maintain high levels of stock including all major brands such as Pirelli, Michelin, Dunlop, Continental, Firestone and Goodyear tyres, plus a range of quality new economy tyres.

Not only can we help you enjoy better fuel consumption but we can also help with better road holding and safety. Call us now on (0191) 4604809 or visit the Tams Tyres website for further information.

Business:             Tams Tyres

URL:                       http://www.tamtyres.co.uk/

Boost Your Cars MPG and Lower the Costs of Driving

Boost Your Cars MPG & Lower the Costs of Driving
Running a car or other vehicle isn’t cheap and paying for fuel is a major cost, so for most of us getting the best fuel economy we can is essential. There are some simple steps you can take to help reduce these costs and the ‘Which magazine’ recently offered the following suggestions.

A Smooth Drive
The smoother you are when using the accelerator and braking system the better. Gradually build up your speed using the highest sensible gear possible, this will help ensure your engine is using the lowest revs and preserving fuel as a result. The Energy Saving Trust suggests shifting up a gear at around 2,000 RPM for a diesel and 2,500 RPM for a petrol vehicle.

Speed versus Efficiency
The speed you drive also has a significant impact on fuel consumption. The most efficient cruising speed being typically 55MPH. Driving quicker is proven to cause you to use more fuel! Obvious but true. Studies show travelling at 60MPH is 3% less efficient than 55MPH and driving at 70MPH is 17% less efficient.

Plan Ahead
Try to read the traffic flow and conditions ahead top help maintain a steady speed. Keeping your distance from the vehicle in front is not only safe – but it also allows you react better to changes in speed, meaning you won’t need to brake harshly.

Eco Modes
Many modern cars feature adaptive driving modes, which have different characteristics for the throttle response and gear changes. This tends to include an ‘Eco Mode’ which, when used can reduce fuel consumption by around 8% according to the Driving Standards Agency.  Only use this mode of you feel comfortable though as many drivers find that the throttle response appears laboured.

Air Conditioning
Turn off the air conditioning. Driving with the air conditioning on will decrease MPG by around 5% according to the European Commission.

Regular servicing
A clogged air filter can sap performance. Studies do show this to be significant, in modern cars it may cause you to work the engine harder. Using old engine oil or unsuitable oil can also impact upon your vehicles engine, making it less efficient and thereby decreasing fuel economy by around 2% according to fueleconomy.gov. Service your car regularly and help keep it reliable, safe and as economical as possible.

Unnecessary Weight
Additional weight or drag will mean your car is less efficient. For example driving with an unused roof rack can reduce fuel economy by as much as 10% due to the extra wind resistance according to the European Commission.  It also makes sense to empty the boot of any items too.

Tyre Pressure
Keeping your car tyres at the correct tyre pressure is easy – you’ll find details in your car owner’s manual or displayed (often) on the driver’s door. Under inflated tyres can decrease fuel economy by as much as 4% according to the International Energy Agency. There are many companies selling tyres around the UK who will provide a free tyre check.

We at Tams Tyres of Gateshead, located in the North East of the UK can offer you a tyre check – including tyre pressures and if required, fully fitted, balanced and inflated correctly for a great price. Not only can we help you enjoy better fuel consumption but we can also help with better road holding and safety. Call us now on (0191) 4604809 or visit the Tams Tyres website for further information.

Business:             Tams Tyres

URL:                       http://www.tamtyres.co.uk/

 

Winter Driving Tips – Check your Car Tyres

Winter Driving Tips – Check your Car Tyres
The Institute of Advanced Motorist magazine for winter 2013 included an article on winter driving. Within the article the following guidance was given to help UK drivers – and any others, drive more safetly in the forthcoming winter and snow.

Slow down on the straight. Accelerate on the straight. Steer round bends. Plan to only ever do one at a time.

Speed of reaction is vital. Not just how quickly you twist the wheel – how quickly you begin is really important. You do need to be prepared for what might happen next.

Electronic stability control is great but it can’t do anything the tyres won’t

Given the experience from the IAM survey they state they would always choose a four wheel drive car in winter conditions.

In a manual car put the clutch out if you get into a skid. But it will take lots of space to stop.

Driving an automatic on stud tyres was fine in winter condition.

Don’t try doing 60MPH on sheet ice. The IAM driver was in a specially designed centre using studded tyres, with no other traffic close enough to hit, and no trees or ditches nor the like to worry about, and friendly soft cushions / padding to assist the unplanned stop.

Quite obviously it is also absolutely essential you have good tyres on your car and we at Tams Tyres would always suggest you frequently check the tread depth and general condition of your tyre. Why not call in at our tyre centre and ask for a free tyre check. Better still, why not consider asking about our range of winter tyres. Call us not on 0191 4604809 to make your booking and let us help you drive safetly in the forth coming winter conditions.

Business:             Tams Tyres

URL:                       http://www.tamtyres.co.uk/

Understanding your Car’s Tyres

Understanding your Car’s Tyres
Tyres are one of the most important safety features on your car or vehicle. After all, your tyres are the only thing that connects the car to the road surface, and other technologies such as antilock braking systems and electronic stability controls cannot do their job if the tyres don’t have a good grip on the road surface. Yet tyres are often considered to be one of the least understood components of our vehicles.

As everyone’s driving needs are different, it makes sense that no one single type of tyre is best. Like most things in life, what tyres are the best for you may not be appropriate for another driver.

When replacing your car tyres it pays to speak to a specialist, someone like Tams Tyres of Gateshead who have been supplying high quality, low cost tyres to drivers of all vehicles across Gateshead, Newcastle & the North East. Tams Tyres carry a wide range of leading brand names tyres and after discussing the type of driving you do will be able to offer the very best advice and recommendations as to which tyre to fit to your vehicle.  Remember, cheaper quality and poorly manufactured tyres will likely wear out much quicker than good quality tyres, plus can often lead to extended stopping distances and may result in less control during an emergency manoeuvre.

Tyres, like most things in life, can be something of a trade-off. Performance Tyres can often wear out quicker than ‘regular tyres’ – obviously depending on your driving technique and the road conditions, while general road tyres will provide a more comfortable ride but be less agile in the corners. Again, speak to your tyre dealer about any possible trade-offs for the type of tyres you are considering buying.

Most modern cars will come with general all-season tyres fitted. These are great for most people for most conditions, however if you live where it snows a lot, then you may wish to consider buying a set of snow Tyres (sometimes referred to as winter Tyres) and use them throughout the winter months. All-season tyres are designed to handle all weather conditions. Snow / Winter Tyres are designed with one thing in mind: to help you drive more safely and improve road traction when temperatures are low and the roads are covered in snow and ice.

Many drivers will fit a car tyre then forget it. Even allowing for modern tyre reliability and manufacturing methods, this can be a mistake as tyres are NOT maintenance free items! It is estimated that an average tyres will lose around 1 psi of pressure per month so it is a good idea to check your tyre inflation pressures and inspect their general tread condition on a weekly basis. Underinflated tyres can impact upon your cars fuel efficiency, reducing the miles per gallon you achieve – costing you money, and are more likely to suffer a puncture. Remember, you can’t tell the tyre pressure is low just by looking.

So, how can you increase the lifespan of your car tyres? Adopt the following and you could put off having to make a trip to your local tyre dealership for at least a couple of months. Regularly check your tyre pressure and tread condition.  This probably won’t involve any more than a couple of minutes, but that time spent checking your tyres could alert you to any problems that might have arisen. Check the surface of the tyres for cracks and odd looking bulges. Try to avoid accelerating to quickly form traffic lights of junctions. Wheel skid may sound good but it’s a great way to quickly wear out your tyres. These alone could prolong the lifespan of your tyres significantly.

It is also important to recognise that there is a legal requirement to maintain your car or other vehicle tyres. Remember, this legal requirement exists to help keep you, other drivers and pedestrians remain safe, and to prevent accidents occurring on the roads. If you would like a free tyre check and live in the Gateshead or Newcastle area of then call Tam Tyres now on 0191 4604809.

Business:             Tams Tyres

URL:                       http://www.tamtyres.co.uk/