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Time for new tyres? Make an appointment through your online account

Your worry-free lease package includes replacement tyres, so tyres worn or damaged through normal use will be replaced for no extra cost.

Most Kwik Fit branches operate on a first-come, first-served basis, so we’d always recommend booking an appointment in advance to avoid long waiting times.

This article looks at when you should get new tyres and how to save time by making an appointment through your Motability Scheme online account.

What does my tyre replacement include as a Motability Scheme customer?

When should I replace my tyres?

Tread helps your car grip the road and stop in the shortest possible distance if you need to hit the brakes. Most car tyres start life with 8mm of tyre tread when they’re first fitted to a vehicle, but will slowly begin to lose that tread with every mile travelled.

Good to know:

Legally, tyres need to be replaced when the tread depth falls to 1.6mm on the central 75% of the contact surface. However Kwik Fit will replace tyres on Motability Scheme cars when the depth falls to 2.0mm. 

You may be able to make your tyres last longer by avoiding sharp braking and cornering at speed.  But the more miles you drive, the more your tyre tread will wear down until eventually, you’ll need to replace that tyre.

There are a number of ways to measure your tyre tread depth. The first is a device called a tread depth gauge. This simple tool is designed to give a quick and accurate measurement of the depth of a tyre by dropping a pin into the tread groove and measuring how deep the pin falls.

If you don’t have one of these, another way to check is to use a 20 pence coin. ‘The 20p test’ is a quick and easy way of assessing if the tread depth of your tyres is a concern. Simply insert the coin into the grooves of the tyre and bring your eye level in line with the face of the tyre. If you can see the outer band of the coin, it’s likely the tread is worn to a point that the tyre needs to be replaced.

Booking an appointment with Kwik Fit online

If you think you might need new tyres, you can book your Motability Scheme vehicle into your local Kwik Fit centre in the ‘Tyres’ section of your Motability Scheme online account.

This is the quickest way to make a booking, as it should pre-fill your personal details and tyre size, so you’ll just need to double check them. You’ll then be shown the available slots at your chosen branch, and get a confirmation email once you’ve made an appointment.

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If you do not have an online account, you can also book online through Kwik Fit’s website. You’ll need to enter a few more details, such as your vehicle registration number and personal information, before you can see the available appointments.

Once you’ve made a booking, your tyres will be ordered and put aside to use on your vehicle – so you can be sure you will not have any wasted journeys.

Motability Scheme customers can also use branches of STS Tyre Pros if it’s more convenient.

Using the mobile service

If you cannot get to a fitting centre, Kwik Fit offer a mobile service at no extra cost. It’s by appointment and in advance only.

You can make a booking through your Motability Scheme online account, and this should prefill your personal details and tyre information.

You can also call 0330 123 1533 to make an appointment, but you’ll need your car registration and tyre size to hand when you call to make sure they bring the right tyres.

The appointment times and working days can vary depending where you live, but they’ll try to visit you within three working days.

Kwik Fit Mobile is not an emergency service, so if you’re out and you cannot continue because of a tyre problem, you should contact RAC Motability Assist on 0800 73 111 73.

More about your tyres on the Motability Scheme

Remember, puncture repairs, wheel balance and replacement of stolen or vandalised tyres is also included in the lease package, so Kwik Fit can get you back on the road as quickly and safely as possible if any of these instances occur.

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