Trying to figure out whether your Range Rover tyres need replacing or can safely stay of the road for a couple more months to come?
Below, the expert team at ART Garage Crewe explain how you can spot the tell-tale signs that suggests a tyre replacement is in order and how much any repairs or replacements might cost!
How to tell whether your Range Rover tyres need replacing
One of the easiest ways to check whether your Range Rover tyres need replacing is by taking a look at the tyre tread depth. This is because the tyre treads are designed to help keep the vehicle in contact with the road during wet weather. However, this tread naturally wears away over time, creating a shallow tyre tread that reduces traction and can even lead to aquaplaning in wet weather.
As a result, the minimum legal tyre tread depth in the UK is 1.6mm for the middle three quarters of the tyre. Luckily, you can easily check your tyre tread depth by using nothing more than a 20p coin. Simply insert it into the tyre tread grooves, and check whether you can see the outer band of the coin.
If you can’t see the band, your tyres won’t need changing. However, if you can see the band, it’s likely they require changing. Your Range Rover wheels may also require replacing if they’ve suffered significant damage, haven’t been replaced for five years or longer, or have age-related issues such as cracks and cuts.
If you’re ever unsure, however, it’s always best to take your car to a garage where they can determine whether your wheels are unsafe and require further inspection by a qualified mechanic.
How much does it cost to repair Range Rover Tyres and/or wheels?
Ultimately, the price of repairing your Range Rover wheels will vary depending on the number of damaged wheels and the extent of the damage that requires attention. Range Rover Tyres’ puncture repair, for example, often costs in the region of £25-£45 per tyre. More time-consuming, specialist repairs, however, will cost significantly more, often up to £150.
The good news is regardless of whether your vehicle has 20-inch Range Rover wheels or you own a Range Rover with 22-inch wheels, Range Rover tyres’ repair often comes at a fixed price irrelevant of size.
How much does it cost to replace Range Rover wheels?
If the cost of repairing your Range Rover’s wheels seems a little high, it may be more cost-effective to simply replace the tyres completely. With replacement Range Rover Sport wheels costing anywhere in the region of £55-£250, replacing irreparable Range Rover tyres needn’t break the bank.
Get your Range Rover back on the road
If your Range Rover tyres are starting to look a little worse for wear, then please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and knowledgeable team today! With more than 75 years of combined experience in this industry and a host of high-end specialist diagnostic tests, our qualified mechanics are no strangers to Land Rover servicing.
Not to mention, to ensure your vehicle is performing at its very best (performance that last for years instead of months!), we only fit genuine OEM land rover parts. Despite holding ourselves to a high servicing standard, we still offer quality Land Rover servicing all for the affordable price you expect from your local garage.
Regardless of whether you’re keen to discover more about our Land Rover diagnostic equipment or want to find out more about why we only fit genuine OEM parts, simply give us a call on 0127 021 4445. You can also contact our helpful team by heading online and filling out our useful online contact form.