Phillips Tyres Shepton Mallet

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Tyre Information

What's included in the price?

EVERYTHING! All of our tyre quotes are fully inclusive.

  • Valve

  • Balance

  • Environmental Disposal

  • Fitting

  • 20% VAT


Tyre Pressure

Tyre pressure is best checked with the tyres cold (in the morning). Tyres should be inflated to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations. Some tyres operate better at slightly different pressures.

Please note: There are different tyre pressures usually an upper and a lower depending on how many people & how much luggage is carried. Some cars are fitted with integral tyre pressure sensors in the valve assemblies. These items are subject to a high degree of corrosion due to weather conditions and high varying operational temperatures. They can become fragile & could break very easily. This is one of the major causes of slow punctures especially on French vehicles, as are corroding aluminum wheels.

Wheel Balancing

Any feel of vibration should be investigated, as it will cause premature tyre wear, decrease the service life of steering components, damage wheel bearings & cause poor handling and the first & cheapest initial item to check is wheel balancing.

Front Tracking / Wheel Alignment

Incorrectly adjusted front wheel alignment causes increased tyre wear, poor handling, reduces braking efficiency & cornering stability. But very rarely causes the car/steering to pull.

Rear Tracking / Wheel Alignment

Incorrectly adjusted rear wheel alignment will cause the same problems as front tracking but will also cause the car to steer/pull to the left or right. Rear wheel tracking cannot be adjusted independently & must be incorporated with front wheel tracking.


Puncture Repairs

If you pick up a nail or screw in your tyre we offer a puncture repair service from as little as £15,  the repair we carry out of the permanent vulcanizing type and is available provided that your puncture is relatively central in the tyre tread. We are unable to repair punctures either in the side wall of a tyre or within an inch of the tyres “shoulder”. Please allow a little more time for a puncture repair as they take longer than a tyre replacement. You may be able to drive to us with a nail in the tyre. This is because radial tyres have a soft butyl liner that seals around small penetrations to prevent sudden air loss. This minimises the risk of high speed sudden loss of pressure and allows a "get to safety" option. If you remove a screw or nail, the tyre will deflate quickly and you will need a roadside tyre change, not best place to do the job!

Locking Wheel Nuts

These are designed to reduce wheel theft & have been the cause of many problems for motorists in the past. Primarily fitted with alloy wheels their design is such that a “key” is required in order to remove one or more specially designed wheel nuts from each of your cars wheels – when having work carried out on your car which requires wheel removal we will request your locking wheel nut is provided. Lost or misplaced your “key”? Don’t panic, we offer a locking wheel nut removal service which is priced from £5 per wheel.

Locking wheel nut tools

Please note: Locking wheel nut tools are subject to a high degree of corrosion/rust due to weather conditions, lack of use & become very fragile & break easily when being removed, we will not be held responsible for broken locking wheel nut tools. If you are concerned you are invited to watch our tyre fitter or remove the items yourself.

Spigot / Hub Centric Rings

These are most commonly fitted in conjunction with aluminum & most aftermarket wheels. What are they? These rings are made to take up the space difference between the cars hub & the wheel centre hole to. The rings are made of either a very hard plastic or aluminum, if you don't have the spigot rings taking the weight of the car, it is highly likely the wheel nuts/bolts will become heavily stressed and break. Remember the wheel nuts are simply there to hold the wheel on, NOT support the weight of the car. Also, as there is nothing to centre the wheel, you'll notice the wheels go in and out of balance because as the car is driven, the road wheel location will move around on the hub. This is a potentially very dangerous scenario as the wheel could become detached from the car whilst driving!.


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Customer Care

At Phillips Tyres we provide a comfortable air conditioned reception area with free Wi-Fi and Coffee

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