Tyres are the vehicle's primary point of contact with the road. The contact area between the car and the road through the road tyres is actually surprisingly small, meaning good quality tyres are essential for optimum performance.
The treads on a tyre are designed to redirect water from the road surface and provide maximum grip. Once the tread is worn down to the legal limit and below they become far less effective, showing a noticeable reduction in grip and driver 'feel'.
The legal minimum amount of tread on car tyres in the UK is 1.6mm, however we recommend you consider new tyres once there is anything below 3mm of tread remaining.
Benefits of good quality car tyres
There are many price levels available when replacing your car's tyres, so the decision can often be a little confusing. We can help you choose the best quality tyre for your budget, to maintain a compromise between price and performance.
The right tyres will provide:
- Better handling
- Lower road noise
- Increased Fuel Efficiency
- Longer usable life
- Better wet weather grip
- Cornering improvements
The exhaust system can make a big difference to your car's performance. Old or poor performing exhausts can lead to excessive noise - you'll hear a deeper, harsher sound when you accelerate, which can make car journeys very tiresome.
The longer you leave it, the worse your problems can become, plus your car will fail its MOT test if the exhaust is not operating correctly.
At Performance Car Specialist Ltd, we can recommend and fit the best exhaust for your vehicle - whether you want a direct OEM replacement, Stainless Steel upgrade or something for a lower budget.
What about exhaust repairs?
In some cases where there is a small area in need of welding or a join that can be re-seated, we can perform a great value exhaust repair. This is a convenient stop-gap that saves the expense of replacing a section of your exhaust.
However, once your exhaust system begins to encounter issues like this, it is an indication that a full replacement will be required sooner rather than later.
Brake System Repairs
As an important safety feature of any vehicle, your car's brakes should be checked and maintained regularly.
Signs that your brakes need servicing or repair include:
- Poor braking performance
- Scraping or squealing sounds
- Excessive corrosion/scoring on discs
- Judder when braking
- Handbrake comes up too far
- Vehicle pulls to one side when braking
- Brakes jammed on startup
- Wheels very hot after long journeys
- Unexpected burning smells
At Performance Car Specialist we offer customers a comprehensive brake diagnosis, repair and replacement service.
Sometimes issues can be sorted with minor adjustments, which is why we recommend regular servicing to identify issues before they become more serious.