Tyres Birchwood Warrington

Lowton Motor Company Birchwood offers over 25 years of experience in providing quality tyres to residents of Lancashire and Cheshire. We strive to provide the highest quality service, at the lowest possible price. We stock a range of tyres, suitable for varying makes and models of cars. Our expert service is assisted by the use of the latest equipment used for fitting and balancing tyres.

It’s of vital importance that the quality of your tyres is never underestimated. Your car tyres provide the following primary functions:

  • Supports the weight of your car
  • Transmits traction and braking forces
  • Absorbs road shocks
  • Allows steering

Poor tyres significantly reduce the performance of your car, increasing the risk of skidding and stopping distance. Interestingly, underinflated tyres will increase your vehicles fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. On the other hand, over inflated tyres reduce grip and gives you less control over your car.

A Short Guide to Tyre Selection

New Tyres

The style, shape, and size of the tyre you put on your car can play a huge role in determining the way your car handles. Tyres are like shoes for your car, which means it is only through them that the vehicle comes in contact with the road. Their overall health and structural integrity should be looked after if you want to extract the most grip from your vehicle.

The best way to get the most performance out of your car is to put on a set of new tyres that last long and provide the most grip. If you want to learn more about that, we have got you covered. In this article, we will briefly explain everything there is to know before, during and after buying fresh tyres.

Tyre Size

When it comes to purchasing tyres the first question is whether the set you are looking at will fit your car or not. Tyres come in a range of sizes, starting from the very small ones that fit motorcycles to extremely huge ones that fit excavators and tractors. But car tyres vary based on the rim size. You will find tyres that can fit a 12-inch rim and some that are designed for a 20-inch rim. You need to check your car’s user manual for the correct rim size and select the relevant tyre size based on that information.

Tyre Types

Once you have confirmed the size, the next question is usually about the type of tyre. Car tyres are designed for different applications, meaning there is a separate kind of tyre for the winter, summer and spring. Winter tyres have deeper grooves and a sophisticated tread pattern to give the car the most traction in the snow. Summer tyres, on the other hand, are manufactured to provide the most grip in hot and dry climates with some room to accommodate for a short spell of rain.

If you have the right type of tyre at the right time, you will always feel confident in your car’s ability to extract traction out of the surface. The right type of tyre can provide such confidence.

Why is buying new tyres important?

Tyres are made of rubber, which is greatly affected by the forces of friction, meaning you can’t stay with the same set of tyres for the rest of your life. You need to change all the four tyres after every few thousand miles since they are subject to wear. When do you know it’s the right time to change tyres?

The answer to that question is pretty simple. You need to keep a few pointers in mind, and if the conditions are met you know the time has come to purchase a new set.

Tread Wear

Warn Tyres

Each tyre model has a particular tread pattern. The design allows the car to get the most grip out of the road while also keeping aquaplaning at bay when it rains. However, the tread wears out as time passes and as soon as the pattern starts disappearing the grip goes with it as well. Therefore, you should keep regular checks on your tyres to avoid running them for too long. You can use a coin to measure tread health. If the coin is buried less than 1/3rd between the tread pattern, then it is time to visit the tyre shop for a new pair.

Protection against Aquaplaning

Old tyres are more prone to aquaplaning instead of a fresh new set. Aquaplaning is the formation of a small body of water between the tyre’s surface and the road. This results in the tyre losing traction and eventually the vehicle losing complete steering power. You need to be very careful about this if you live in an area where it rains regularly. Get some new tyres that have a fresh new pattern, so the water has no chance of being a catalyst.

Driving in punctures is dangerous

Constant punctures in a tyre can hamper its structural integrity. It no longer remains the same tyre as it was before and that is enough proof against driving with punctured tyres. You don’t want your car to be full of repairs, because then the chances of an old puncture opening up increases. Furthermore, a flat tyre is extremely dangerous if you are driving at high speeds. The tyre can burst, leading to you losing control of the car. We all know what happens after that. So, protect yourself as well as your automobile from any untoward incidents.

Final Thoughts

A punctured tyre, wrong size tyre and an old tyre can all cause serious problems as a driver. You should aim to replace an old set with a new set as soon as you sense there is something wrong with traction. If you are cautious chances are that you might not need a new set for a long time.

Free Tyre Check Birchwood

It is dangerous to drive on tyres that are worn, bald or under inflated. Particularly when roads are wet, the condition of a car’s tyres affect a cars ability to brake efficiently. Ensuring your tyres are in good condition is essential in preventing potentially life-threatening situations. Keep your tyres correctly inflated and replace them whenever they are worn or damaged. It is important to keep your tyres up to pace so come to Lowton Motor Company for a free Warrington tyre check today.

Tyre Fitting Birchwood

At Lowton Motor Company we offer a professional tyre fitting service. We can provide any tyre you need, from budget to premium. Our expert fitters will provide you with the best service possible, including wheel balancing and alignment.

If you’re in need of tyre replacement, tyre fitting or would just like to have your current tyres checked, don’t hesitate to drop us a message below or give us a call on 01925 320468.

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Our Customer Reviews

  • I didn’t manage to find reception too easily, but I did manage to get a car with a good history at a good price. Came with a fresh MOT, service and valet. No issues with the car so far, but if I end up stranded on the motorway next week, I’ll update 😉

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    Jay
    26/08/21

    Fantastic service from these guys! Smooth process from start to finish, will use them again.

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    Martina O`Brien
    15/08/21

    Pulled up late today with a screw in the tyre! Muzzy was really helpful and repaired my tyre on the spot! Highly recommend this place:)
    Got me out of a hole, cheers guys😎

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    mick bunyan
    10/08/21
  • Good service, all things explained and I will be returning.

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    Garry Cassidy
    06/08/21

    Warning lights on car while travelling on motorway. Took first possible exit to find garage or similar. Lawton Motor Company sorted problem instantly. Extremely helpful, exemplary service, right balance of professionalism and friendliness. Thanks Paul to you and your staff.

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    Val Packer
    18/05/21

    Just bought myself a Jaguar F Pace from these guys and it was so easy. They'd only had the car one day, I sent a couple of emails asking for details and the company director contacted myself personally, sort out some photos and now it's mine. Very easy people to deal with, helpful and willing to sort anything out. Will use again

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    Neil Roberts
    26/03/21
  • Just recently bought a Nissan qashqai from this company the service was outstanding and would definitely recommend for anyone who is looking to buy a car .

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    lacey hayes
    07/03/21

    With all the Covid regulations in place i was concerned about my visit to the dealership..I was dealt with in a professional and curteous manner by Sam and Ian.Which i appreciated

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    David Power
    11/02/21

    Excellent service

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    Zzz Pip
    11/02/21
  • Car failed its MOT got repaired and retested for free within a few hours.. at a fair price... Highly recommended... Wish I could afford some of the cars on sale here as well, absolute beauties..

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    RustySausage
    08/02/21

    Car failed its MOT got repaired and retested for free within a few hours.. at a fair price... Highly recommended... Wish I could afford some of the cars on sale here as well, absolute beauties..

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    PullMyFinger
    08/02/21

    Car failed its MOT got repaired and retested for free within a few hours.. at a fair price... Highly recommended... Wish I could afford some of the cars on sale here as well, absolute beauties..

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    Darryl Walker
    08/02/21
  • Car failed its MOT got repaired and retested for free within a few hours.. at a fair price... Highly recommended... Wish I could afford some of the cars on sale here as well, absolute beauties..

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    Lord Walker
    08/02/21

    With all the Covid regulations in place i was concerned about my visit to the dealership..
    I was dealt with in a professional and curteous manner by Sam and Ian.
    Which i appreciated

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    David Power
    06/02/21

    I am a new customer using LMC, and aI am extremely happy with the service I received from all staff in the reception and especially from Lough who carried out the work on my keeping me informed of what needed attention

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    Peter Gurney
    11/01/21
  • Quality

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    Manchester
    11/01/21

    Bought a car from them very happy with the service I received. Also service manager is very helpful and will not hesitate to help in any way he can.

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    David Melton
    14/12/20

    Had quite a few issues when I purchased the car but young San sorted them. Thanks.

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    DAVID FINEGAN
    11/12/20
  • Superb service from start to finish will definitely use again in the future

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    Stephen Gault
    11/11/20

    Easy to book over the phone.Car brought in in the morning for MOT and interim service.Car collected at the end of the day.No faults noted. Didn't try and upsell me on anything. Seems like a good dealership.

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    Mark P
    11/11/20

    Friendly staff and a good service I will go back again thanks

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    Lee Hancock
    11/10/20
  • Recently booked my car in for an MOT and service and they were able to fit me in at very short notice which was great! Great value and excellent service provided. All staff were very helpful and friendly on arrival and pick up. Would def recommend

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    jan johann
    11/03/20

    Bought my car off them this week great set of Lads nothing to much trouble quick and efficient service thanks very much To y & Les

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    LESLEY MOORE
    06/03/20

    Excellent company, professional non pushy salesmen, very knowledgeable on all the cars available, upfront and honest on the deals and purchase price for my car, aftersales also excellent.
    Would recommend the birchwood sales centre we will definitely be using them again, fantastic that they also have a service centre and mot centre on site to continue the high standard of care for the car purchased.

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    Rebecca Wood
    13/01/20
  • Had my MOT booked here.
    Quick and efficient service, will definitely come back for future services.

    Ryan Lee Avatar
    Ryan Lee
    19/12/19

    Very pleased on all counts. They couldn't have been more helpful.
    And they do a great coffee ☕ 👍👍

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    Graham Sutcliffe
    12/12/19

    Amazing ,Loue (mechanic) kindly pushed my car around to their service area( broken down on way ) for checking to why not starting ?
    The battery was the fault he ordered a new one and fitted it at a reasonable price,Thankyou to the receptionist whom looked after me whilst waiting....
    A big Thankyou to Loue 😊

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    lynne frodsham
    26/11/19
  • I bought my new car, sale went through smoothly.

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    David Mckeown
    19/11/19

    Took my car in at 9am as arranged for mot, it was done on time and whilst I waited was shown courtesy and politeness would not hesitate to recommend and I will definitely use again for my up coming service

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    kevan jones
    24/09/19

    I was very satisfied with the level of service I received last week from Lowton Motor Company. They traced a leak in my air conditioning unit, obtained a replacement radiator and topped up the gas within there estimated time scale and price

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    peter standing
    23/09/19

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