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:
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.