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  • Tyre FAQs – about our tyre fitting service | Kwik Fit
    Information What is rolling resistance The rolling resistance of a tyre is the energy needed to keep the tyre moving at a constant speed Tyre manufacturers strive to create tyres with reduced rolling resistance which means less energy is being used to keep the tyre moving As a result the vehicle is more fuel efficient What is the benefit of using Nitrogen to fill my tyres Using Nitrogen instead of air can help increase the life of your tyres due to its lower running temperature Tyres with a lower running temperature will wear less quickly Also Nitrogen filled tyres do not lose air pressure as quickly as air and will not corrode the metal wheel rim What is the difference between a summer and winter tyre The tread compound and tread pattern differs in summer and winter tyres Winter tyres are specially developed to provide improved driving performance in conditions below 7 degrees celcius Winter tyres are not just for driving in the snow you ll also benefit from their superior grip and handling on wet and icy roads Further Information What is the importance of balancing my wheels Unbalanced wheels can causes premature wearing of suspension and steering components tyres and rotating parts You may also experience vibration causing discomfort for the driver Correct wheel balancing can help to eliminate such issues What is the legal limit for minimum depth of the tread on a tyre The legal limit for minimum depth of tread on a vehicle s tyres is 1 6 millimetres across the central 3 4 of the tread around the complete circumference of the tyre What is the load index of a tyre Every tyre has a load index which is a numerical code that ranges from 0 to 279 that corresponds to the maximum load a tyre can carry at the speed indicated by its speed symbol For example a tyre load index of 76 can carry up to 400 kilograms Further Information What is the speed rating of my tyre The speed rating of a tyre is represented by a letter of the alphabet at the end of the tyre size code The speed rating indicates the maximum speed that the tyre is capable of reaching safely The easiest way to check the speed rating is to check your existing tyres the speed rating will be printed on the tyre sidewall Alternatively check your vehicle handbook for information about appropriate speed rated tyres for your vehicle Further Information What is wheel alignment Alignment or tracking is a process of adjusting the angle of your wheels to the optimum position as per the vehicle manufacturer s recommendation This ensures the vehicle steers in a straight line and tyres wear evenly across the tread What is wheel balancing Balancing is a process that takes place whenever a new tyre is fitted to a rim to ensure that when the tyre and wheel spin their weight is equally distributed across the whole tyre An unbalanced wheel places

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    result is a contact patch that remains in constant contact with the road even at high speeds when centrifugal force could ordinarily warp the tyre The tread of the Pilot Sport 4 incorporates a new compound mix of functional elastomers and fine silica to provide excellent braking and improved fuel efficiency and overall tyre lifespan Tests carried out by DEKRA found that the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 provided 19 6 more mileage than Michelin s leading premium competitors Wide deep longitudinal grooves also provide better water evacuation on wet roads which has helped the Pilot Sport 4 achieve an EU Tyre Label rating of A in the wet braking category across all current sizes available The Pilot Sport 4 also features an ultra reactive tread pattern design that continuously adapts to the road surface that s derived from Michelin s motor sport experience including the Formula E Grand Prix the World Rally Championship and most notably the Le Mans 24 Hour Race in which every winner since 1998 has used Michelin tyres Michelin Pilot Sport 4 at Kwik Fit The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is now available to buy online at www kwik fit com and is available in a range of dimensions for 17 and 18 rims Find tyres for your vehicle Tags Michelin tyres Back Archive April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 Tag Cloud Air Conditioning Alignment Apprenticeships Awards Balancing Batteries Brakes Car Care Car Service Caravans Christmas Community competition Continental Diagnostics Events Exhausts Feedback Fleet Services Fuel System Cleaner giveaway Goodyear Innovation Kwik Fit Centres maintenance Meet the Team Michelin Mobile Tyre Fitting MOT News Oil change Pirelli Promotions Research Safety summer Suspension TPMS Training tyre tests tyres TyreSafe Winter checks Winter Tyres Young Drivers Services Search for Tyres MOT and Servicing with your vehicle registration Select Your Service Tyre Search MOT Service Brakes Exhaust Batteries Air Con Search Tyre Search By Size Unsure where to find your tyre size Click here Width 115 125 135 145 155 165 175 185 195 205 215 225 235 245 255 265 275 285 295 305 315 750 Ratio Rim Speed Search Exclusive Online Tyre Pricing We are committed to offering customers our most competitive tyre prices Read about our exclusive online tyre pricing TrustPilot We have a rating of from our customer review on TrustPilot You can view what others are saying about us and rate your own experience FAQs We offer a series of FAQs to help you learn more about our services or your vehicle Customer Services 0800 75 76 77 Our team are available Monday to Friday between 08 30 and 18 00 and Saturday between 09 00 and 13 00 Book Online Tyre

    Original URL path: https://www.kwik-fit.com/blog/introducing-the-michelin-pilot-sport-4 (2016-04-25)
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    good they explained the problems and kept us informed showing us the parts that were needed and why It was late on Easter Saturday afternoon and the repairs would take quite a bit of time but they did not hurry us or say come back another time in fact the manager drove to Poole to pick up the parts we needed It was past 6pm before the car was done but this did not bother the team they just carried on determined to do a good job all the while with a smile I would like you to know what a wonderful outstanding professional team you have in this centre happy smiling very respectful and polite They are a credit to you and to Kwik Fit and if you have such a thing as a centre of the month year then the team at Bear Cross thoroughly deserve the accolade It s not often these days that customers can say they are thoroughly satisfied but we were we will use Kwik Fit again and recommend this centre to all of our family and friends Mr S Visited our Blackburn centre I visited on Easter Sunday with a loose exhaust Centre was open on time unlike some competitors clean and tidy Manager was quick to identify and resolve the problem Service first class in every respect Thank you Mr R Visited our North Allerton Yorkshire centre I am very thankful to find your North Allerton branch open today on Easter Monday in my emergency situation Excellent attention to major issue with the brakes on my vehicle which your mechanics identified and rectified most expeditiously I received first class customer service both from reception and mechanic I can now face a long drive to the South of England confident in the condition of my vehicle Delighted to hear of lifetime guarantee on the disc pads and will make a point of having new pads fitted to the rear brakes at Kwik Fit in the near future to enjoy the same guarantee Tags feedback Back Archive April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 Tag Cloud Air Conditioning Alignment Apprenticeships Awards Balancing Batteries Brakes Car Care Car Service Caravans Christmas Community competition Continental Diagnostics Events Exhausts Feedback Fleet Services Fuel System Cleaner giveaway Goodyear Innovation Kwik Fit Centres maintenance Meet the Team Michelin Mobile Tyre Fitting MOT News Oil change Pirelli Promotions Research Safety summer Suspension TPMS Training tyre tests tyres TyreSafe Winter checks Winter Tyres Young Drivers Services Search for Tyres MOT and Servicing with your vehicle registration Select Your Service Tyre Search MOT Service Brakes Exhaust Batteries Air Con Search Tyre Search By Size Unsure where to find your tyre size

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    a lot of misconceptions about what it means to have an MOT or a service carried out on your car Here s just a few FALSE An MOT guarantees the general mechanical condition of your vehicle An MOT pass certificate means the vehicle meets the minimum road safety and environmental standards set out by the DVSA The MOT tester is not permitted to dismantle any components on the vehicle therefore the MOT test does not give any indication of its mechanical condition FALSE Servicing your vehicle is a legal requirement While regular servicing is highly recommended to keep your vehicle in good shape unlike an MOT test an annual service is not a legal requirement nor is it a pre requisite to insuring your vehicle But if you think you ll be saving a few notes by putting off your service you could end up forking out a lot more down the road if your car requires expensive remedial work that could have been avoided if flagged early during your service Skipping a service really is a false economy FALSE Your vehicle is deemed roadworthy for the length of the MOT test certificate While the MOT test certificate lasts for 12 months the MOT tester can only make judgments on the condition of the vehicle on the day it was tested A lot can happen to the condition of your car in a year so you can t rely on the MOT certificate to reassure yourself that the vehicle is safe Regular checks and maintenance such as tyre condition and pressure topping up oil and fluid levels and replacing blown bulbs are essential to make sure you stay safe on the roads Why should you have an MOT and Service The reason why you should have an MOT is very simple if your car is 3 or more years old it is a legal requirement to have an in date MOT certificate for your vehicle Not only is it against the law to drive a car without an MOT but your insurance will also become invalidated Need we say more Having your vehicle serviced is up to the driver but here are 4 reasons why we think regular servicing is essential Improved safety wear and tear builds up over time and just because your car feels ok that doesn t mean all is well Regular servicing can highlight out of sight issues and provide peace of mind that the vehicle is safe and roadworthy Vehicle lifespan the better you look after your car the longer it is likely to last Regular servicing is crucial if you intend to keep your vehicle for a longtime and want to enjoy many years of trouble free driving Save money the upfront cost of a service may be off putting but avoiding your service can be much more costly in the long run Regular servicing can help to identify issues early on that could later become costly and expensive to rectify In addition new

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    direction and angle of the wheels to ensure they remain parallel to one another Adjustments can then be made to the tie rods and control arms to correct alignment This has several benefits but the easiest to remember is that a lign ment helps you to drive in a straight line since vehicles with misaligned wheels can pull or drift to one side Wheels should be aligned to the optimum position as per the vehicle manufacturer s recommendation which involves adjusting the toe the camber and sometimes the caster angle Toe refers to whether the front of the tyres are closer or further apart than the rear of the tyres whereas Camber describes the inward or outward tilt of the tyre Caster refers to the angle between vertical and the steering pivot axis and can be adjusted by moving the suspension struts This video will give you a better understanding of each Wheels will generally become misaligned over time due largely to road conditions Hitting a pothole a curb or even a speed bump are all common causes of alignment problems which can lead to uneven tyre wear the car pulling to the left or right and uneven braking so it s recommended that you have your alignment checked every year Doing so could save you money in the long run as you ll be changing your tyres less frequently and spending less on fuel due to the reduced rolling resistance of the correctly aligned tyres Wheels can be adjusted using specialist alignment equipment which measures either just the front wheels 2 wheel alignment also known as tracking or all four in relation to one another 4 wheel alignment 4 wheel alignment has added benefits including resetting the steering wheel to a straight position and ensuring optimum performance and drive comfort Hunter Hawkeye 4 wheel alignment machines have been installed in the majority of our centres which use a series of high definition imaging sensors to measure 14 primary alignment angles on your wheels The position and orientation of your wheels are compared against our vehicle manufacturer data ensuring your vehicle is set up perfectly for you to drive Wheel balancing and wheel alignment is available at all Kwik Fit centres Contact your local centre for more information or to book Tags Alignment Balancing Maintenance Tyres Back Archive April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 Tag Cloud Air Conditioning Alignment Apprenticeships Awards Balancing Batteries Brakes Car Care Car Service Caravans Christmas Community competition Continental Diagnostics Events Exhausts Feedback Fleet Services Fuel System Cleaner giveaway Goodyear Innovation Kwik Fit Centres maintenance Meet the Team Michelin Mobile Tyre Fitting MOT News Oil change Pirelli Promotions Research Safety summer Suspension TPMS Training

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    at CES 2016 Read the full story Newer Older Archive April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 Tag Cloud Air Conditioning Alignment Apprenticeships Awards Balancing Batteries Brakes Car Care Car Service Caravans Christmas Community competition Continental Diagnostics Events Exhausts Feedback Fleet Services Fuel System Cleaner giveaway Goodyear Innovation Kwik Fit Centres maintenance Meet the Team Michelin Mobile Tyre Fitting MOT News Oil change Pirelli Promotions Research Safety summer Suspension TPMS Training tyre tests tyres TyreSafe Winter checks Winter Tyres Young Drivers Services Search for Tyres MOT and Servicing with your vehicle registration Select Your Service Tyre Search MOT Service Brakes Exhaust Batteries Air Con Search Tyre Search By Size Unsure where to find your tyre size Click here Width 115 125 135 145 155 165 175 185 195 205 215 225 235 245 255 265 275 285 295 305 315 750 Ratio Rim Speed Search Exclusive Online Tyre Pricing We are committed to offering customers our most competitive tyre prices Read about our exclusive online tyre pricing TrustPilot We have a rating of from our customer review on TrustPilot You can view what others are saying about us and rate your own experience FAQs We offer a series of FAQs to help you learn more about our services or your vehicle Customer Services 0800 75 76 77 Our team are available Monday to Friday between 08 30 and 18 00 and Saturday between 09 00 and 13 00 Book Online Tyre Search Mobile Tyre Fitting Book an MOT Book

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    Tyre Fitting MOT News Oil change Pirelli Promotions Research Safety summer Suspension TPMS Training tyre tests tyres TyreSafe Winter checks Winter Tyres Young Drivers Services Search for Tyres MOT and Servicing with your vehicle registration Select Your Service Tyre Search MOT Service Brakes Exhaust Batteries Air Con Search Tyre Search By Size Unsure where to find your tyre size Click here Width 115 125 135 145 155 165 175 185 195 205 215 225 235 245 255 265 275 285 295 305 315 750 Ratio Rim Speed Search Exclusive Online Tyre Pricing We are committed to offering customers our most competitive tyre prices Read about our exclusive online tyre pricing TrustPilot We have a rating of from our customer review on TrustPilot You can view what others are saying about us and rate your own experience FAQs We offer a series of FAQs to help you learn more about our services or your vehicle Customer Services 0800 75 76 77 Our team are available Monday to Friday between 08 30 and 18 00 and Saturday between 09 00 and 13 00 Book Online Tyre Search Mobile Tyre Fitting Book an MOT Book a Service Air Con Recharge Batteries Exhausts Brakes Information Fleet Services Kwik Fit Drive Careers Promotions Winter Tyres Kwik Fit Netherlands European Franchising Fit Kwik Customer Services Contact Us Feedback Frequently Asked Questions Locate a Centre My Account Terms and Conditions Cookies Site Map Secure Online Payments We use the latest technology to keep you safe and secure online Freephone Your Local Centre 0800 222 111 Our Centres are open Monday to Friday from 08 30 to 18 00 Saturday 08 30 to 17 30 and Sunday from 10 00 to 16 00 Local variations may apply 2016 Kwik Fit GB Limited MODALTITLE MODALBODY Close MODALTITLE MODALBODY Close

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    time by carrying out some simple checks to your vehicle beforehand Read the full story Archive April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 Tag Cloud Air Conditioning Alignment Apprenticeships Awards Balancing Batteries Brakes Car Care Car Service Caravans Christmas Community competition Continental Diagnostics Events Exhausts Feedback Fleet Services Fuel System Cleaner giveaway Goodyear Innovation Kwik Fit Centres maintenance Meet the Team Michelin Mobile Tyre Fitting MOT News Oil change Pirelli Promotions Research Safety summer Suspension TPMS Training tyre tests tyres TyreSafe Winter checks Winter Tyres Young Drivers Services Search for Tyres MOT and Servicing with your vehicle registration Select Your Service Tyre Search MOT Service Brakes Exhaust Batteries Air Con Search Tyre Search By Size Unsure where to find your tyre size Click here Width 115 125 135 145 155 165 175 185 195 205 215 225 235 245 255 265 275 285 295 305 315 750 Ratio Rim Speed Search Exclusive Online Tyre Pricing We are committed to offering customers our most competitive tyre prices Read about our exclusive online tyre pricing TrustPilot We have a rating of from our customer review on TrustPilot You can view what others are saying about us and rate your own experience FAQs We offer a series of FAQs to help you learn more about our services or your vehicle Customer Services 0800 75 76 77 Our team are available Monday to Friday between 08 30 and 18 00 and Saturday between 09 00 and 13 00 Book Online Tyre Search Mobile

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