At Unity Automotive , we offer a huge range of tyres online including car tyres, cold weather tyres and 4x4 tyres, with a choice of big brand names or budget tyre brands, all with different performance characteristics; whether it's an economical tyre for your family car, low mileage for executive motoring or performance tyres for high speed driving, Unity has the tyres for you.
It is very important with All Wheel drive vehicles that the correct tyres are fitted even down to matching the exact make and model for your vehicle .
In some instances the right tyre size but different make therefore different tread pattern can cause handling, noise, vibration and a number of other issue’s .
We stock all OE tyres for your car including Bridgestone tyres, Continental tyres, Dunlop tyres, Goodyear tyres, Michelin tyres and Pirelli tyres, as well as mid-range alternatives including Avon tyres, Firestone tyres and Yokohama tyres.
Tyre Safe at Unity
Tyres are one of the most important components of a vehicle. The tyre tread area making contact with the road is relatively small– only about the size of the palm of your hand - so if your tyres are worn or damaged it can seriously affect your car’s safety and handling. Not only that, if your tyres don’t meet legal requirements, you could face a fine of £2,500 per tyre and 3 penalty points on your licence.
That’s why it’s important to check tyre tread depth, general tyre condition and tyre pressure to ensure your tyres are safe for the roads.
Tread depth must be above the legal minimum of 1.6mm throughout a continuous strip in the centre three quarters of the tread and around the entire tyre circumference. At Unity we support the 3mm campaign which recommends motorists replace their tyres when the tread reaches 3mm for utmost safety when driving especially in the wet at high speeds.
Tyres must be correctly inflated according to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations in the vehicle handbook. Over-inflated tyres cause excess wear, shortening tyre life and can result in an uncomfortable ride; under-inflated tyres result in increased fuel consumption and faster wear of the tread shoulders plus increased chance of impact damage.
You should also inspect the general condition of your tyre for any sign of bumps, bulges or cuts which could cause a blow out when driving.
Should I fit winter or cold weather tyres?
Winters tyres are specially designed to perform in wet, icy weather and very low temperatures, as well as snowy conditions. They contain a higher percentage of rubber than standard tyres to ensure they maintain grip in low temperatures. More motorists are opting to fit winter tyres, especially after the severe winters we have experienced in the UK over the last few years. Winter tyres could be a valuable asset if you live in a remote location which is hit with severe winter weather or if you do a lot of driving. However it is important to remember that regular tyre tread, pressure and general condition checks are essential for safety when driving, whatever tyres you have fitted.
At Unity we stock a complete range of winter wheel and tyre packages, which combined with our unique Payment Assist means you can spread the cost over 4 months interest free!