Mobile Tyre Fitting

Mobile Tyre fitting means you will receive a professional convenient and personalised service, without having to drive to a busy town and wait at a traditional garage.

You can choose to have tyres fitted at home or work or even a friend’s house at a time that is convenient for you and at competitive prices.

Fast, convenient and affordable, mobile tyre fitting enables us to change your tyres wherever, whenever, come rain or shine. Open 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8:30am to 12:30pm Saturday, our well-equipped van travels across Sussex, replacing or repairing your tyres at home, your work or any other convenient location for yourself.

We offer a hassle free mobile tyre fitting service that enables you to get on with your daily routine, while we deal with your tyres saving you time and money. We will also dispose of you old tyres.

Mobile Tyre Fitting

All of our prices include:

  • Mobile tyre fitting or
  • repairing
  • Personalised service to the location of your choice
  • New valve
  • Balancing of your wheels
  • Disposal of your old tyres
  • Convenient payment methods

Puncture Repair

If you experience a puncture the good news is that there is a high possibility that the tyre will be repairable which will save you money on buying a new tyre. Our puncture repair service costs a fraction of the price of a new tyre at only £20. This includes the cost of the repair, our friendly, personalised mobile service, a new valve and balancing of the wheel.

Please note that not all punctures are repairable.

All puncture repairs carried out by GP Tyres are done so in compliance with the British Standard BS AU 159. We will remove the tyre from the wheel and fully inspect any damage and decide whether a puncture can be repaired.

What are run flat tyres?

Run flat tyres are designed to allow cars to be driven safely in the event of a puncture for around 50 miles at a reduced speed of up to 50mph depending on the tyre manufacturer. It is best to check your owners handbook for accurate run flat distances.

In recent years, the number of cars using run flat tyres has greatly increased. The majority of BMW and Mini vehicles are now fitted with run flat tyres as standard. However, some people do prefer to change their run flats back to the standard tyres. Whilst this is a service that GP tyres can provide for you, we recommend that you speak to the vehicle’s manufacturer in advance. When a vehicle is designed to be fitted with run flat tyres as standard, in order to improve the ride quality, the suspension system is tuned to incorporate them into the design. By changing the tyres back to conventional tyres it could adversely affect handling and performance.

Unlike regular tyres, they incorporate a significantly strengthened sidewall and are designed to be self-supporting so that in the event of a puncture, they can continue to function with reduced or even zero pressure.

Run flat tyres work in conjunction with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Without TPMS you could be unaware of a loss of pressure and might exceed the safety limit speed imposed by the manufacturer. This would eventually cause the tyre to fail.

The benefits of run flat tyres

No need to change a wheel at the roadside. Obviously, this can be dangerous, especially on a fast road or in bad visibility or at night.

Keep control of your vehicle. Whilst a puncture is usually more of an inconvenience and unwanted expense, the dangers involved with a tyre failure at high speed are far more serious. The greatest danger is the loss of control of the vehicle. This occurs when the sidewall of the tyre, which is usually kept secure against the rim by the internal air pressure, becomes separated from the rim flange and drops into the well of the wheel

No spare wheel in the boot. Run flat tyres mean there is no need for a spare wheel in the boot of your car which can reduce the overall weight of the vehicle therefore giving you better fuel economy and more space in the boot.

4x4 Tyres - 4x4 Performance Tyres, 4x4 Run-Flat Tyres and 4x4 Winter Tyres

4×4 Tyres have grown in popularity in recent years. Most tyre manufactures produce a range of 4×4 tyres such as 4×4 off road tyres, 4×4 all terrain tyres, 4×4 mud and snow (M+S) tyres and now 4×4 high performance tyres. GP Tyres can provide all types of 4×4 tyres.

4×4 Off-Road Tyres

Off-road 4×4 tyres provide excellent grip and mobility in the most extreme situations. 4×4 off-road tyres are the perfect solution for the off road enthusiast. Excellent performance in mud, sand and almost any off-road situation you find yourself and your 4×4 in.

4×4 All Terrain Tyres

All terrain 4×4 tyres are generally designed as 50% on-road and 50% off-road. 4×4 all terrain tyres provide the perfect option for owners who like to make the most of their 4×4 as they provide decent levels of grip on the road whilst maintaining decent performance off road.

4×4 Winter Tyres

Winter Tyres are just as beneficial to a 4×4 vehicle as a standard car. With the majority of 4×4 vehicles being produced on tyres designed primarily for on-road use, come winter time when the temperature drops below 7°C, the performance from the tyres gets less as the rubber stiffens.

Winter 4×4 Tyres work best below 7°C which can be around 5 months of the year in the UK. Winter 4×4 tyres are designed to provide traction on Snow, Ice and Mud as well as wet surfaces due to rain.

4×4 High Performance Tyres

High Performance 4×4 tyres are designed primarily for use on road opposed to off road. With many high performance 4×4’s capable of speeds in excess of 150 mph, 4×4 high performance tyres provide excellent traction and stability whilst dealing with the increased weight of the vehicle and extra load on the tyres.

4×4 Run-Flat Tyres

Run-flat 4×4 tyres are designed to keep your vehicle under control in the event of pressure loss to your tyres whether it be a puncture or a complete tyre failure. Run-flat 4×4 tyres have a reinforced sidewall capable of supporting the weight of the 4×4 with zero air pressure. This extra strength help to maintain control of the vehicle following a sudden loss of air.

Van Tyres - Mobile tyre fitting for vans and light commercial vehicles

GP Tyres can supply and fit new tyres for all light commercial vehicle types. From a small van up to a 3.5 tonne vehicle. We fit commercial tyres to single axle, twin axle and twin wheeled vehicles.

GP Tyres mobile fitting service can travel to wherever your vehicle is working to replace or repair your commercial tyres.

Commercial tyres What makes a commercial tyre different than a ‘normal’ car tyre?

Commercial tyres offer extra load carrying capabilities and greater longevity. A commercial vehicle is driven very differently from a passenger car and generally has a much harder working life. You should always check the tyre labelling information to ensure you choose the correct tyre for the vehicle.

Look for the letter C which means it is a commercial tyre. Also look for the load index information.

These tyres will also have load index information such as:

215/75R16C 104/102 6ply or 8ply tyres? A radial tyre is constructed using multiple layers of steel or polyester belting (or plies) to provide rigidity at point of contact with the ground. The more layers, the more durable the tyre. Obviously this suits commercial vehicles but would make a passenger car much firmer and provide less cornering and handling abilities.

The weighting and loading of any particular commercial vehicle would dictate which ply rating – 6,8, 10 or 12 – is most suitable. For example, a smaller van used for load carrying may simply require a reinforced car type tyre (extra load) or a 6ply commercial tyre. whereas a larger box van (Ford Transit etc) would require an 8ply product.

Tyre Rotation

Tyre rotation is the practice of moving tyres from one position on a vehicle to another, to ensure even tyre wear to provide consistent performance and extend the overall life of a set of tyres.

GP Tyres can rotate your tyres at your home or at work.

The majority of cars are front-engine cars and therefore the front axle, by design, bears more weight than the rear axle, which results in front tyres wearing quicker – in some cases almost twice the rate of the rear wheels, especially when factoring the additional stress that braking puts on the front tyres.

Please note that tyre rotation is only possible if all four tyres are the same size.

Motorhome tyres with mobile fitting

It is vital to regularly check your motorhome tyres, including the spare tyre, to ensure they are in good condition.

Motorhome tyres that are on a stationary vehicle are likely to age more quickly than those in regular use. Tyres that are exposed to coastal air are also prone to faster ageing.

Choosing the correct tyres for your motorhome

The tyres originally fitted to your motorhome are usually of a “Light Commercial” (C) category. They are designed to cater for the higher loads imposed by motorhomes. Keep to the original spec of the vehicle, do not replace tyres with a lower speed or load rating.

It is recommended that changes in tyre size or type should not be undertaken without seeking advice from the specific motorhome manufacturer, as the effect on handling, safety and clearance must be taken into account before making any change.

How old are my motorhome tyres?

GP Tyres recommend that motorhome tyres are changed at least every five years as even if the vehicle has not covered a lot of miles and the tyres don’t look worn they will still have deteriorated. Like all tyres, motorhome tyres will perish with age and can become distorted if they are under-inflated.

How to work out how old your motorhome tyres are

The date a tyre was manufactured is shown on the sidewall markings of all motorhome tyres as part of the DOT (U.S. Department of Transport) code, which can be found close to the wheel rim.

Dot code explained

An example code is DOT A87C DEF 0814.

DOT stands for U.S. Department of Transportation

A8 is the factory code where the tyre was manufactured

7C is the size code

DEF is the optional code that refers to a brand or other characteristics specific to the tyre

0814 is week eight of 2014, this indicates the calendar week and the year when the tyre was manufactured

A small number of tyres may not have a DOT code but in these cases the date the tyre was manufactured may still be shown elsewhere on the tyre. For example, 4214 would be the 42nd week of 2014.

Overloading motorhome tyres

It is vital that you use the correct tyres for the vehicle. The load index for your tyre can be found on the sidewall of all motorhome tyres after the size coding and in front of the speed letter code. This load rating is a very important factor with all motorhome tyres as it determines the maximum weight each tyre is able to carry.

It is not advisable to compromise the handling and safety of your motorhome by fitting a regular car tyre instead of a properly load rated motorhome tyre. In fact in most cases this is actually a false economy, because there is little or no difference in price.

Trailer tyres with mobile fitting

Before a trip with your trailer, check the condition of your trailer tyres. There is a good chance that your trailer has been sitting around for a while and the tyres may have deteriarated.

By law, all trailer tyres must comply with exactly the same regulations for condition and tread depth as every other car or light commercial vehicle tyre on the road. Replacement tyres must be capable of sustained running at 60mph with the trailer at its maximum gross weight. This is also referred to as Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM).

In the interest of added safety, it is recommended that tyres of the same size, load index and speed rating as the originals are fitted. This information can be found on the sidewall of the tyre.

Trailer tyre pressures must be maintained as recommended by the trailer manufacturer. Low tyre pressures are the most common cause of tyre failure and variations in pressure from tyre to tyre can adversely affect the handling of the trailer

Winter Tyres

When the temperature drops below 7°C, Winter tyres come into their own.

Most of UK vehicles are delivered from the manufacturer with Summer or All-season tyres fitted as standard. Designed to work in more clement weather conditions, these tyres as a rule of thumb provide optimum performance in temperatures over 7 °C. As the UK becomes more educated on the benefits of changing to Winter tyres, the comparison between the two types of tyre becomes apparent.

GP Tyres can supply and fit a range of Winter tyres for all vehicle types. Don’t forget to change to Winter tyres if taking your car with you on a Winter holiday.

GP Tyres
36 Undermill Road
Upper Beeding
Steyning, West Sussex
BN44 3JG
M: 07828285051
T: 01903 816747