Kevin Boden Tyre Sales
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With over 30 years experience Kevin Boden promises you an honest evaluation of your needs.

Don't pay your local garage to use an inaccurate pressure gauge.  Drive in & we'll check & adjust your pressures for FREE

Premium Brands

Kevin Boden Tyre Sales stocks all the leading tyre brands including Avon, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Firestone, Goodyear, Michelin, Pirelli & Yokohama. Premium brands are recommended for their long life and excellent performance.

Medium Brands

Kevin Boden Tyre Sales stocks the range of the very well respected Falken tyre brand in sizes suitable for the small mini types all the way through to the ultra high performance sports models.

Economy Tyres

Kevin Boden Tyre Sales stocks a wide range of economy tyres to suit every budget. All fully guaranteed and meeting the very latest standards of workmanship.


Kevin Boden Tyre Sales has a “no hidden extras” policy and all our tyre prices include: a new tubeless valve, wheel balance, old tyre environmental disposal charges, fitting and VAT.



About Your Tyres

The tyres on your vehicle are one of its most important components. That's why, at Kevin Boden Tyre Sales we are committed to ensuring your tyres are both safe and legal. Our tyre fitting service is designed to provide you with the tyres your car needs to perform to its full potential at really competitive prices.


Tyre Tread Measurements

Tyres are measured by taking three readings across the width of the tyre starting with the outside tread depth measurement. There can be a wide variation in the readings signifying different things. For example, a reading of 7,5,3 may indicate the need for a four wheel alignment check.
MINIMUM LEGAL LIMIT = 1.6mm* (*Centre 75% of the breadth and around entire circumference)


Illegal Tyre(s) Penalty

The law allows you to be fined up to £1000 and 3 penalty points applied on your licence for each illegal tyre.
You should check the pressure in your tyres at least once a week, and before every long journey. If the pressure seems low, check it immediately with a tyre gauge.
You can use an electric tyre pump, which are at most petrol stations and garages. The recommended pressure is usually given on the tyre information label on the rear doorjamb on the driver's side, or on a chart in a petrol station. Always check your vehicle manual or tyre manufacturer if you’re unsure.


Correct tyre pressure will result in:

• Responsive braking
• Safer acceleration
• Sharper steering
• Optimal tyre life
• Increased fuel economy


Incorrect tyre pressure will result in:

• Faster wear
• Less grip
• Slower braking
• Low tyre life


Replacing your tyres

• When replacing a tyre, never fit a different type of tyre to your vehicle unless it’s a temporary run flat tyre (see above).
• Different types should not be fitted to opposite wheels of the vehicle on the same axis.
• It’s best to replace all four tyres at the same time. If this isn’t possible or necessary, replace the two front tyres or the two rear tyres as a pair, since replacing just one can affect your car’s handling.


Wheel Balancing

Incorrect balancing not only causes vibration in the steering wheel but can also cost you money! Incorrect balancing causes premature wear of tyres and rapid wear of the suspension.  If you find that your steering ‘wobbles’ at a certain speed, this may be a sign that your wheels are not balanced properly. If left, this can not only be uncomfortable to drive, but may affect the performance of your vehicle

When you purchase new tyres from Kevin Boden Tyre Sales we will always balance your wheels. This is because new tyres will often have inconsistencies in the rubber compound – wheel balancing will take account of this and encourages even wear on your new tyres.

You should also have your wheels checked or balanced after an impact such as a pavement, pothole or stone, when a tyre looks abnormal or every 10,000 miles.

Kevin Boden Tyre Sales uses the latest balancing equipment allowing wheels to be balanced with great accuracy, to the nearest gram.

Tyre Valves

Like the tyre itself, you can expect rubber valves to become damaged through everyday use. That’s why, we recommend your valves are replaced each time the tyre is removed from the rim. The cost of a valve is small compared to that of a tyre and incomparable to the cost of your safety. The valve is a complex component that contributes to maintaining correct tyre pressure.


Tyre Repairs

Before we commit to any repair we will closely inspect the tyre. We make sure there is no secondary damage, worn tread or any other deterioration in the tyre.
A tyre repair is a highly technical process that is covered by the British Standard that has strict guidelines on how and when a tyre can be repaired. Every tyre we repair will be to these standards and our qualified fitters can offer more information about this process if required.
If there is any doubt whether a tyre should or should not be repaired, we will not repair it and advise you of the safety concerns and reasoning behind this.


Further driving on a damaged tyre after a puncture will almost certainly deem it not repairable


Top Tips

1. Always carry a spare tyre.
2. Don’t change your tyre size or type without seeking advice from your car or tyre manufacturers.
3. Check your tyre pressure. Refer to your manual or contact your tyre manufacturer if you’re unsure of your correct pressure.
4. Motorists can be fined and receive points on their licence for each unsafe tyre on their vehicle.
5. Pressure washers can damage the tyre sidewalls – keep the washer at least 35cm away from the tyre when cleaning it.
6. Remove any stones and other foreign objects from within your tyre tread.
7. Clean dirt from around the valve in your tyre and ensure these have dust caps attached.
8. Avoid driving over potholes, kerbs and speed bumps – these can weaken the tyre’s structure over time.


Tyre facts

• Around 75% of British motorists have under-inflated tyres.
• Under-inflated tyres cost British motorists more than £2 billion a year.
• Around 13% of UK cars have at least one defective tyre, and a further 13% have a tyre below 2mm.
• 90% of British motorists don’t know their vehicle’s correct tyre inflation pressure,


Tyre Labelling Explained

The following Information is Regarding the New Tyre Labelling being Introduced Late 2012.

Tyre labelling Explained

This Regulation shall not apply to:
(a)  re-treaded tyres
(b)  off-road professional tyres
(c)  tyres designed to be fitted only to vehicles registered for the first time before 1. October 1990
(d)  T-type temporary-use spare tyres
(e)  tyres whose speed rating is less than 80 km/h
(f)  tyres whose nominal rim diameter does not exceed 254 mm or is 635 mm or more
(g)  tyres fitted with additional devices to improve traction properties, such as studded tyres.



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