Have new tyres fitted at
very competitive prices
Statistics show that tyre
faults are blamed as a leading factor in the cause of caravan damage.
It is now recommended to change tyres when they are five years old
irrespective of the depth of tread.
We carry a good range of
caravan tyres at very competitive prices and are always
happy to carry out safety checks and service inspections.
Even when parked in the driveway damage from
sunlight causes sidewall hardening and cracking. Which makes it even
more likely that a tyre will explode on route wrecking the caravan wheel
arch area. The consequences can be far more serious on a motorway!
Car and caravan tyres
must have at least 1.6mm of tread over the central 75% of their
width - for their entire circumference. (NB: Tyres with less than
3mm offer little grip in the wet.)
Tyres must be free
from deep or long cuts and bulges. (NB: This indicates they are
It is illegal to use
cross-ply and radial tyres on the same axle.
Ensure that any tyres
fitted are of the correct speed and load rating.
Wheels must be
tightened to the correct torque setting. (Loose or over tightened
wheels can break away while towing, which could go unnoticed until a
prevent risking caravan damage from tyre faults:
We recommend that you always protect the
tyres from sunlight when the caravan is not in use. Always check for any
signs of cracking on the sidewall or between the treads before a journey
and ensure your tyre pressures are set correctly as per manufacturers
instructions. Tighten all wheels with a torque wrench, this will enable
you to satisfy yourself all is well prior to every journey.
The danger of an undetected blowout on a
motorway resulting in a catastrophic accident, leads us to recommend
Tyron. A device which can help prevent disasters occurring from what
might have only been a puncture. (See Tyron below.)
- runflat tyre safety system:
Tyron is a type of runflat system that is fitted
to the wheel of a vehicle after the tyre has been fitted, to prevent
loss of control during a tyre blow out situation.
fitted, you have the piece of mind knowing
that you can remain in control and mobile, should your tyre deflate - at
any speed - on any surface. It greatly reduces the risk of accident and
fatality through loss of control after tyre deflation and provides
traction plus a short runflat or get-out capability. Allowing the driver to continue to a safe place to change the wheel.
How it works:
Loss of control is caused when air pressure is
lost from the tyre and the beads become detached from the flange seat of
the wheel and drop down into the wheel well (see below):
Picture left: Shows where, under zero inflation
pressure, the bead of the tyre has dropped into the well of the wheel
resulting in loss of control of the vehicle
Picture right: The Tyron system is a steel band that is fitted to
the wheel that in effect closes off the area that the tyre would drop
into under the above condition (see below):
Picture left: Shows a cross section of a wheel with a
Tyron band fitted effectively closing off the well area of the wheel
Safety Band -
Tyron users and
Tested approved and currently used by the Ministry of Defence. NATO part
numbers issued. Fitted on military vehicles currently in use in Northern
Ireland, Europe and worldwide. British Home Office, ministerial and
other government vehicles worldwide. The Army School of Mechanical
Engineering Advanced Driver Training Wing and other military, police,
government and security training establishments.
Police & Security:
Fitted by most UK and many other Police forces. Widely used on Police
Special Units (PSU's), Armed Response Vehicles (ARV's), Rapid response (RRV's)
and Traffic Patrol Vehicles. Standard Fitment for RUC, Northern Ireland.
Extensively fitted on cash-in-transit and prison vehicles.
Fitted to and approved for use on Fire Appliances (trucks and
support vehicles) and Ambulances. In use on minibuses, guided
rail vehicles, coaches and buses.
Need we say more, if Tyron is good
enough for all these services, they're good enough for you. Don't put
safety issues off - Phone North Coast Caravans 01288 359 365 for
fitting prices and more info.