Crescent Garage Ltd Leamington 51 Rugby Road, Milverton, Leamington Spa, CV32 6DF 01926 425 513
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9 Tyre Information

Which are the best tyres for my car?

One of the first things you should do if you’re unsure which tyres are best for you vehicle is to check your car’s handbook to see which size, brand and pattern you should be using. In most cars “summer” tyres are fitted, summer tyres are the standard tyres which are sold all year round. If you do decide to get winter tyres fitted during the cold months, the size and speed will be the same as your “Summer Tyres”, but the way the tyre is made and looks will be different. You will know it’s a winter tyre 'snow flake and mountain' marking which is located on the sidewall of the tyre. It’s considered dangerous to mix different types of tyres on the same axle. Ideally a full set of 4 should be fitted to all vehicles.

Understanding tyre markings

The markings on the sidewalls of your car tyres will help you choose the right tyres for your car.

The letters and numbers relate to the tyre size, composition and capabilities. They're not always printed in large type, so it can take a while to spot them – but they should be there.

Here’s what each section of the code means, using a 205/55R16 V tyre as an example:

  • 205 – Tyre width (mm)
  • 55 – Sidewall profile, the height of the tyre side, (% of Width)
  • – Radial
  • 16 – Diameter of the wheel rim (in)
  • V – Speed rating

Speed ratings

  • S - 112mph
  • T - 118mph
  • U - 125mph
  • H - 130mph
  • V - 149mph
  • W(ZR) - 168mph
  • Y(ZR) - 186mph
  • ZR - 149mph

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What our customers think

A friendly independent garage that I have been using for years. They have maintained a range of cars for me in that time and have kept me on the road without breaking the bank.

Ian Williams - May 2018

Took car in with potential brake problem. Had been told by previous garage there might be a problem, Cresecent was the 2nd opinion. Brakes were indeed in bad condition, which they showed to me before i paid, to highlight they labour they'd done. Really appreciated that, as a non expert even I knew they didnt look right! Prices reasonable for the labour performed. Would use this service again.

Heather Thomas - April 2018

I have recently used Crescent Garage twice for tyre replacements, the second time for those on a high performance Mercedes, and I found their service excellent, prompt, and very good value for money. I would certainly recommend them.

John Adcock; Advena Ltd Leamington - February 2018

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Opening hours
Monday: 08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:30
Thursday: 08:30 - 17:30
Friday: 08:30 - 17:30
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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Where are we?

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Areas served around Leamington Spa:

Barford, Broadwell, Bubbenhall, Burton Green, Chesterton, Cubbington, Eathorpe, Hampton Lucy, Harbury, Hatton, Kenilworth, Keresley, Ladbroke, Lapworth, Lighthorne, Lillington, Long Itchington, Moreton Morrell, Offchurch, Old Milverton, Princethorpe, Priors Hardwick, Radford Semele, Royal Leamington Spa, Rugby, Sherbourne, Southam, Stockton, Stoneleigh, Sydenham, Warwick, Wellesbourne, Weston Under Wetherley, Whitnash, Ashorne, Balsall Common, Bascote, Bishops Itchington, Bishops Tachbrook, Coventry, Deppers Bridge, Draycote, Leek Wootton, Model Village, Napton, Priors Marsden, Stratford, Tamworth in Arden, Warwickshire

Other services offered by Crescent Garage Ltd Leamington:

Batteries, Brake Inspection, Brakes, Bulb Replacement, Catalytic Converter, Exhausts, MOT, Servicing, Tyre Repair, Wheel Alignment

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