Common Questions for L&A tyres customers. 

Question: How much for new brakes fitted in Sheffield?

Answer:

Brake prices depend on whether you want discs and pads or just pads. They also depend on the quality of brakes that you want and specification of your car. This is the reason why we don't just give out standard prices for brake fitting. 

Question: What causes excess brake dust?

Answer:

Excess brake dust could be caused by a few things, for example;

If you're using your brakes a lot, if you're brakes are binding, if the brake pad is stuck in the brake caliper carrier or if the brake slides are corroded in etc. 

If you're having any of these issues, L&A Tyres are a mobile service that can come and check your brakes for you in Sheffield. 

Question: Can car brakes be fitted mobile?

Answer:

Yes, of course. As long as you have the right tools, it doesn't matter where you are. We provide this service and it is no different than when working in a garage. The quality of work is just the same. We provide a mobile brake fitting service in Sheffield. We come out for free brake checks or to fit discs and pads which can either be supplied by us or you. 

Question: Are brake pads sold in a set of 4?

Answer:

Yes. Brake pads are always sold in a set of four. You need two brake pads to each brake disc. If you had front brakes and rear brakes fitted, that would be 2 sets of 4 brakes pads so that is 8 altogether. 

Question: Are puncture repairs safe?

Answer:

Yes. Puncture repairs are safe if repaired properly and to a proper standard. We can provide emergency tyre repairs 24/7 in Sheffield. 

Question: What are budget tyres? 

Answer:

Budget tyres are all made to the required standards however there are some differences between budgets and mid range/premium. The big one being that there is more oil in a more expensive tyre (in the rubber) so the difference is in how it's made. The more expensive tyres do tend to grip better because of this but they also wear quicker. Budget rubber tends to last longer but does not grip as well. 

Question: Can you fit tyres mobile?

Answer:

Yes, of course. When fitting tyres mobile, we travel to the customers house in Sheffield, Chesterfield or Rotherham and we do all the tyres at home or workplace. We have a tyre machine, a wheel balancing machine and an airline all fitted out professionally in the van. 

Question: Are mobile tyre fitters expensive?

Answer:

That question is debatable. Some are more expensive to account for costs of travelling etc. We are not. We are a local business who take pride in our work and prices and do not like to overcharge. We will travel to anywhere in Sheffield, Chesterfield or Rotherham and fit you new tyres, part worn tyres or your own tyres. 

Question: Do I need my car serviced?

Answer:

Basically, yes. You should have your vehicle serviced at least once a year. In order to keep your vehicle running an optimum performance and prevent any issues, it is important to have your car/van serviced. 

Question: What is the difference between a full service and a part service?

Answer:

The main difference between a full and part/interim service is the parts that are provided and changed and also the parts that are checked. A part service generally only includes an oil filter and oil change. Oil life is vital to a cars performance. A full service would include oil and oil filter, fuel filter, air filter and pollen filter. Also spark plugs if required. 

Question: Do you do emergency tyre/puncture repairs in Sheffield?

Answer:

Yes, of course. We do emergency tyre repairs in Sheffield, Rotherham and Chesterfield. If you have a flat tyre, it could need a new tyre although it may just need a repair. Give us a call and we can figure it out. 

Question: What is the UK legal requirement for tread depth on my cars tyres?

Answer:

The legal requirement for your tyres is 1.6mm around the central three quarters of the tread and around the entire circumference. Many people often forget but it is a requirement to also ensure that your tyres are inflated to the manufacturers specification. Ideally you should be changing tyres before they get to the legal minimum as it is much safer for everyone. You should also be checking your pressures on a weekly basis. 

Question: What is mobile tyre fitting?

Answer:

Mobile tyre fitting is having your tyres fitted at home or wherever you are. If you have your tyres fitted by a mobile fitter/van, the van will have everything that is needed in the back of the van. Mobile Tyre fitting is exactly that, fitting your tyres mobile, anywhere. 

Question: What is the difference between brake pads and discs?

Answer:

The main distinction that a customer needs to know regarding brake discs and brake pads is that you don't always need both. You'll either need just pads or discs and pads. The pads wear down quicker than the discs so you'd go through maybe 2 sets of pads as long as the discs are still okay. Don't leave your pads to wear down to the metal before changing as you'll likely need new brake discs too. We do free brakes checks in Sheffield so feel free to contacts us to check them for you. 

Question: Why do I need brake discs as well as brake pads?

Answer:

You won't necessarily need discs as well as pads so make sure you aren't being mis sold. Your discs will eventually wear down and if you have had a set or two of brake pads fitted before then the chances are that you will need brake discs and brake pads this time. 

If you're unsure, here at LA tyres, we will come to you in Sheffield and check your brakes for you. 

Question: Can you fit shoes mobile?

Answer:

Fitting shoes is quite a fiddly job. I only did it very rarely in a garage as they aren't that common. Sometimes the job can be trickier than you'd expect and sometimes we needed two people. For those reasons, I would not fit shoes mobile. 

Question: How do I know if I need new tyres?

Answer:

Tyres have clear indicators when they start wearing down. You should keep checking your tyres to keep an eye on them wearing. You can check the tread by feeling your fingers along the indentation in the grooves of the tyre, you will feel some little bars. These are wear indicators. They should be below the height of the tread and as it wears down the bar will become higher as the tread wears down. Once they are level, you need new tyres. 

You could also call me and I would happy to check your tyres as long as you're in Sheffield or Chesterfield. 

Question: Are budget tyres safe? 

Answer:

Yes. In order to be sold budget tyres need to meet the same requirements as mid range and premium tyres. We sell many more budget tyres than we do mid range and premium. I myself have often preferred budget to some bigger brands. 

Question: Do squeaky brakes mean they need to be replaced?

Answer:

It doesn't necessarily mean you need new brakes. It could be down to a number of things including brake dust or something stuck between the brake pad and disc. It could be an indication that you're getting ready for new brakes although this isn't always the case. The brakes could just need stripping down and cleaning. 

Question: Do mobile tyre fitters balance wheels?

Answer:

Yes. We have a wheel balancing machine fitted in the back of the machine to ensure that we can balance wheels. 

Question: Can car services be done mobile?

Answer:

Yes. The longest part of the service is likely to be draining the oil but we drain the oil from the top now rather than from the bottom therefore there is much less mess and many times we don't need to jack the car up. This is perfectly safe and much more convenient for everyone. If you'd like to sit in the comfort of your own home rather than waiting in a garage then please do call us for a quote for Car servicing or Van servicing. 

Question: Where can I get my car serviced in Sheffield?

Answer:

There are many garages that offer servicing for your car or van in Sheffield. We are the only ones that provide car servicing on a mobile basis. 

Question: How much is a car service in Sheffield?

Answer:

Prices can't always be easily given. If someone offered all services for all cars at one set price, I would be very concerned. All cars are different, all parts are different and do cost very different prices sometimes. In order for us to perform a service in your car, we would need the full reg number and will always give you a price specific to your vehicle. That way, if your parts are cheaper, you get a cheaper price. We do mobile car servicing in Sheffield, Rotherham and Chesterfield. 

Question: What areas do L&A Tyres cover?

Answer:

At L&A Tyres, we cover Sheffield, Rotherham and Chesterfield. This includes but is not limited to S12, S13, S14, S8, S9, S21, S26, S60, S61, S65, S43, S20, S5 an S6. They are our most popular areas. We cover all areas for tyre fitting, fitting brakes and car servicing. 

Question: Why is my battery flat after short journeys?

Answer:

Your battery may be flat from doing lots of very short journeys as the battery isn't having the chance to charge. If this happens, you most likely don't need a new battery. We can send someone out to jump start your vehicle as long as you're on Sheffield. 

Question: Do you have to take/drive my car for mobile tyre fitting?

Answer:

No. We aren't one of those places that offer you tyres but actually drive your car to a garage for the tyres. Our fitters arrive in a mobile tyre fitting van that has all the equipment needed to fit your tyres wherever you are. The van has a tyre machine and balancer in the back of the van, fully equipped to fit your tyres at home. 

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