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Book your free tyre check now

Stay safe and road legal with a free tyre check at Macklin Motors. Our manufacturer accredited technicians will be able to confirm whether your tyres need replacing and advise on your next steps.

Simply enter your details into our online tool to quickly book your free tyre check.

A Macklin Motors free tyre check includes:

Tyre pressure check

Tyre pressure check

Tread depth inspection

Tread depth check

Visual inspection for general wear and damage

Visual wear and damage check

Vehicle health check

Free Vehicle Health Check

Tyre safety

Tyre pressure

Tyre pressure

Tyres with low pressure can be unstable, make handling harder and increase your breaking distances. There's also a risk of tyre blowout.

Our free tyre check includes a pressure reading. If you're tyres need inflating, we can do so to recommended levels to keep you safer.

Check your tyre pressure regularly (or let us do it for you), so you can drive with added peace of mind.

Tread depth

Tread depth

Did you know your braking distance increases if your tread depth is lower?

1.6mm is the legal minimum of tread, but even above legal levels, your braking distance will degrade as the tread wears down.

Why put yourself at risk? Book a free tyre check at your nearest Macklin Motors today.

General wear & damage

General wear & damage

Cuts, lumps, bulges, scrapes, scratches, holes and tears. They don't look good, and they pose a risk to your safety too.

Easily caused by potholes, hitting the kerb or driving over debris, general wear can impact the structure, pressure and performance of your tyres.

We are here to help. Keep your tyres looking great and keep safe on the road with a free tyre check at Macklin Motors.

Frequently asked questions

Why choose Macklin Motors for your free tyre check?

Forgetting to check your tyres is understandable, we all live busy lives. But it's really important. Our expert technicians can conduct a quick and thorough examination of your tyres while you wait.

Enjoy free refreshments, Wi-Fi and even hot desks for working. Carry on with your day and we'll take care of your car. You can even bring the kids, some of our sites have play areas for them.

Why is it so important to regularly check my tyres?

Regularly checking your tyres is important to keep you and your passengers safe on the road. It also contributes to better fuel efficiency which can lead to lower fuel bills in the long run.

Worn, under-inflated tyres and having the wrong type of tyres for your vehicle can all lead to increased fuel consumption.

Once your tyres reach a certain level of wear, they can also start to harm the environment by polluting the air with rubber particles and they can also make steering feel sluggish or unresponsive.

UK law also requires that your vehicle is fitted with the correct type and size of tyre for the vehicle you are driving, and for the purpose it is being used.

You can risk a fine of up to £2,500 per tyre and three penalty points on your driving licence if your tyres are over or under inflated enough to be deemed unroadworthy.

What does a Macklin Motors free tyre check include?

Every tyre check at Macklin Motors is carried out by our team of manufacturer accredited technicians and includes a visual inspection of general wear and damage, tread depth and tyre pressure.

Using our traffic light coding system, we can advise on any required next steps depending on the level urgency or importance.

What is the Free Vehicle Health Check?

The Vehicle Health Check is an inspection of your car from bumper to bumper. Our technicians will also use self-test equipment to check and install any updates to your vehicle.

After the check has been completed, you'll receive a detailed video and written report showing the overall condition of your car. We will highlight any issues found, so you can make an informed decision on what work needs carried out.

How long does the free tyre check take?

Our free tyre check and vehicle health check takes around 20 minutes to complete. It's that easy.

How can I keep my tyres in good condition?

In order to maintain the condition of your tyres:

  • Try to avoid overloading your vehicle
  • Be mindful if you must mount the kerb
  • Limit excessive acceleration or sudden braking
  • Keep a close eye on tyre pressure, tread depth, and any signs of wear and damage. If you're concerned about your tyres, let one of our technicians take a look.

Are tyres covered under warranty?

In most cases, vehicle warranties do not cover tyres. However, we would recommend getting specialised tyre warranty when purchasing new tyres. Our team of experts can help arrange this warranty for your peace of mind. To find out more, get in touch with us today.

Can tyres be repaired?

Tyres can be repaired if the damage is minor, such as a small puncture. For more severe damage, a tyre replacement may be necessary. Our manufacturer-trained technicians can assess the damage during your free tyre check. They will then recommend the best course of action.

Can tyres make noise?

While it is normal for tyres to make some noise while driving. It�s important to get them checked as soon as possible if you notice any unusual sounds or sensations.

How are tyres measured?

You can find out the size of your tyres by looking for the code on the sidewall. The first three digits represent the tyre width. This is followed by two digits indicating the height as a percentage of the width.

The next letter signifies the tyre construction (typically radial). Meanwhile, the subsequent two numbers show the tyre diameter.

The load rating is indicated by the final two numbers. With the last letter showing the speed rating - the higher the letter, the faster the speed.

Which tyres do I need?

Information about your required tyre size can be found on your current tyres, in your vehicle handbook, or inside the fuel flap. Take a photo of the side of your tyre for easy reference.

For help understanding the tyre code, read the answer to our question above on how tyres are measured.

Can tyres fail an MOT?

Tyres with a tread depth below 1.6mm are deemed illegal and will result in an MOT failure. Driving with illegal tyres may lead to licence points and a fine of up to £2,500 per tyre.

What is the size of my tyres?

Your tyre size can be found in your vehicle handbook or by checking the code on the sidewall of your tyre. You can also find this information inside the fuel flap or glove box.

If you need some help, read our question on how tyres are measured.