Frequently Asked Questions

At Haslips Tyres we work to make buying tyres easy. We understand that to the public most tyres look the same so below you’ll find a selection of common questions to help you to make a more informed buying decision.

Q. How do I choose the right tyres for my car?
A. Firstly, look at the side of your tyres and write down the code. It will be similar to the one on the home page of our website next to step one. Then simply call us and tell us what sort of driving you do and we’ll recommend the right tyres for you depending on that your budget is.

Q. Do I need a new tyre because mine has gone flat?

A. No ,9 out of 10 times we can fix your flat tyre in about 10 / 15 minutes bring it in with no appointment necessary and we will have it fixed back on your car in no time.

Q. My car’s steering wheel has a shimmer when I drive at 80 – 90 km/h, do I need a wheel alignment?

A.  A wheel alignment won’t fix this problem. Your wheels are out of balance and need wheel balancing.

Q. There’s something wrong with my steering wheel, the steering wheel is pulling to the left or right when I’m driving in a straight line.

A. Your car requires a wheel alignment.

Q. The edges of my tyres have worn off but there is plenty of tread left in the centre of my tyre.

A. There is a problem with your car’s wheel alignment that needs fixing.

Q. I have hit a curb and damaged my wheel can you fix it.

A. Yes we can straighten and repaint wheels. This normally takes 3 days.

Q. Can you fix my hand trolley / wheelchair tyre.

A. Yes we repair all tyres no matter how big or small.

Q. What pressure should I have in my tyres.

A. Different vehicles require different tyre pressures. Bring your car in and we will set the pressures for free.

Q. My truck has a flat tyre can you come and fix it on site.

A. Yes we have a mobile truck service that will come to you.

Q. I have lost my lock nut key can you get my wheels off.

A. Yes we can remove your lock nuts without the key. We have a few different methods.

Q. What’s the difference between Directional and Asymmetrical tyres.

Symmetrical Tyres

have a tread pattern that is the same across the inner and outer portions of the tyre.Most non-high performance passenger vehicles will use symmetrical tyres. Symmetrical tyres are typically quiet and long-lasting. Their tread patterns allow them to be rotated in mnay different ways, which substantially increases the life of the tyre. These tyres are best suited for the average driver around town and away for the weekend.

Asymmetrical Tyres

Assymetrical tyres have a tread pattern that is different across the width of the tyre. When looking at an asymmetrical tyre the inner and outer tread patterns will not be the same. Assyemtrical tyres are designed with vehicle performance in mind and are commonly found on sports cars. Assymetrical tyres have large blocks of tread on the outside to increase cornering stability and narrower blocks of tread along the inside of the tyre to aid winter or wet weather driving. They are also known for their low road noise.

Directional Tyres

Directional tyresd have construction and tread designed to rotate in only one direction. Directional tyres will have an arrow with the word “rotation” on the sidewall showing the correct rotational direction.

Generally acknowledge to be derived from wet racing tyres these directional road tyres have excellent wet weather performace due to their ability to rem0ve water from the road surface. Their downside is that they can cause a vehicle to drift left or right on a straight road.