Tyres & Wheel Alignment

Tyres & Wheel Alignment

A1 Motor Group can help keep you driving safe and legal on the road.

It may be advisable to fit a new tyre as opposed to repairing the current one. For example; if the tread depth is illegal (less than 1.6mm across the central 75% of the tyre), if there is evidence of deterioration or damage (like exposed cords or bead damage) or if a poor quality repair has been carried out on the tyre previously. Tyres will always be thoroughly checked before a repair is carried out.

Common Tyre Questions

How long does it take to change a tyre?

There is no set time on how long it takes to fit a tyre. Generally, it should take around thirty minutes per tyre – keep this in mind when booking your vehicle in for a tyre fitting, especially if you need four tyres fitted.

Do you need an alignment after replacing tyres?

A wheel alignment is not necessary when you have new tyres installed, but if you do not get an alignment, you may experience uneven tyre wear earlier than normal, which can then shorten the lifespan of your tyres.

How often should tyres be aligned?

A1 Motor Group recommend doing the wheel alignment every two years. Often, the wheel alignment is recommended when new tyres are installed. The alignment should be done more often if your car has wider tyres or if it is a sports car.

Is it okay to have different brands of tyres on car?

A1 Motor Group recommend that the same tyres are fitted on all wheel positions of your vehicle. If however, due to availability or economic considerations, mixing is necessary then it is permissible to mix brands and tread patterns as long as the same tread patterns and brands are fitted across the same axle.

Why do my tyres wear more in the middle or edges?

If the tread is wearing on the edge of your tyre, this may mean that the tyre is under inflated. If your tyre is wearing more in the middle, it may mean that your tyre is over inflated. This may result in reduced tyre life and can add to the risk of a tyre blowout.

The best option is to always have a professional check your tyres. If in any doubt at all, give us a call at A1 Motor Group so we can give you professional advice on what to do. It is never worth the risk to take any chance with your tyres!

Covid19 Advice – Tyre Maintenance

Here is some simple advice if you are not using your car during lockdown.

You will need to inflate your tyres to the maximum recommended pressure found on their sidewall, as they will lose pressure over time, even if they are not being used in motion.

If left for a long period of time this can lead to flat spots and your tyres losing their round shape, especially on older tyres.

If you think you may be leaving your car idle for a number of months, rolling it (very carefully) every so often can ensure the tyres won’t get worn unevenly.

Lexus CT200H Inverter Repair

Your Lexus Engine is a marvel of hybrid technology, and the inverter is a critical component that ensures its efficient operation. At A1 Motor Group, we specialise in inverter repair services to keep your Lexus hybrid performing at its best.

Signs Your Lexus Inverter Needs Repair

  • Warning Lights: The hybrid system warning light or check engine light may illuminate.
  • Reduced Performance: A noticeable decrease in fuel efficiency and overall performance.
  • Strange Noises: Unusual noises coming from the engine compartment.
  • Inconsistent Power: Fluctuations in power delivery, especially during acceleration.
  • Overheating: The inverter may overheat, causing the vehicle to enter limp mode to prevent damage.

Our Lexus Hybrid Inverter Repair Service

At A1 Motor Group, we offer comprehensive inverter repair services designed to diagnose and resolve issues effectively:

  • Expert Diagnostics: Our technicians use advanced diagnostic tools to accurately identify inverter issues and determine the best course of action.
  • Quality Repairs: We perform precise repairs using high-quality parts and adhere to Lexus specifications to ensure the inverter operates reliably.
  • Inverter Replacement: If the inverter is beyond repair, we offer replacement options with OEM or equivalent parts to restore your vehicle’s performance.
  • Thorough Testing: After repairs or replacement, we conduct extensive testing to ensure the inverter and hybrid system are functioning optimally.
  • Preventive Maintenance: We provide recommendations for preventive maintenance to extend the lifespan of your inverter and hybrid system.

At A1 Motor Group, our expertise ensures your Lexus CT200H Engine continues to deliver the exceptional performance you expect.

    Lexus Hybrid Diagnostics

    The Lexus Hybrid is a sophisticated vehicle that relies on the seamless integration of its gasoline engine, electric motor, and hybrid battery. Given the advanced technology involved, precise diagnostics are essential to maintaining your vehicle's performance and longevity. Regular hybrid diagnostics can:

    • Detect early signs of wear and tear
    • Prevent minor issues from becoming major problems
    • Ensure optimal fuel efficiency
    • Maintain the overall reliability and safety of your vehicle

    Signs Your Lexus May Need a Hybrid Diagnostic Check

    • Warning Lights: Illumination of the hybrid system warning light or check engine light
    • Reduced Fuel Efficiency: A noticeable drop in MPG
    • Unusual Noises: Strange sounds from the engine or hybrid components
    • Performance Issues: Inconsistent power delivery or sluggish acceleration
    • Battery Problems: Frequent charging issues or rapid battery drain

    Our Lexus CT200H Hybrid Diagnostic Service

    At A1 Motor Group, we offer a thorough hybrid diagnostic service that covers all aspects of your Lexus hybrid system:

    • Advanced Diagnostic Tools: We use the latest diagnostic equipment to accurately assess the health of your hybrid system.
    • Comprehensive Evaluation: Our service includes a detailed inspection of the gasoline engine, electric motor, hybrid battery, and associated components.
    • Expert Technicians: Our technicians are highly trained in hybrid technology and can efficiently diagnose and resolve any issues.
    • Preventive Maintenance Recommendations: Based on our diagnostics, we provide recommendations for preventive maintenance to help extend the lifespan of your hybrid system.
    • Transparent Reporting: We provide you with a comprehensive report detailing the health of your hybrid system and any necessary repairs

     

        Lexus CT200H Hybrid Servicing

        • Regular servicing is crucial for all vehicles, but it's especially important for hybrids like the Lexus CT200H. The unique combination of an internal combustion engine and an electric motor demands specialised attention to maintain harmony between the two systems. Proper hybrid servicing helps:

          • Preserve battery health and lifespan
          • Enhance fuel efficiency
          • Detect and address minor issues before they escalate
          • Ensure the smooth operation of both the engine and electric motor
          • Maintain the vehicle's overall reliability and safety

          What Our Lexus Hybrid Servicing Includes

          At A1 Motor Group, we provide a comprehensive range of services tailored to the needs of your Lexus CT200H. Our hybrid servicing includes:

          • Hybrid Battery Health Check: We perform diagnostic tests to assess the condition of your hybrid battery, ensuring it’s functioning efficiently and has a good charge capacity.

          • Inverter and Converter Maintenance: Our technicians check and service the inverter and converter systems, which are critical for managing the flow of electricity between the battery and the motor.

          • Engine and Motor Inspection: We thoroughly inspect both the gasoline engine and the electric motor, looking for any signs of wear or potential issues.

          • Cooling System Check: The cooling system is vital for preventing overheating in both the engine and hybrid components. We check coolant levels and inspect for leaks or other issues.

          • Brake System Service: Hybrid vehicles often use regenerative braking, which requires specialized care. We inspect the brake system, including the brake pads and rotors, to ensure they are in excellent condition.

          • Software Updates: We check for and install any software updates from Toyota that may improve the performance and efficiency of your hybrid system.

          • General Maintenance: This includes oil and filter changes, tire rotation, checking fluid levels, inspecting belts and hoses, and ensuring all other systems are functioning properly.

         

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            Phone: 01204655015

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            Email: info@a1motorgroup.co.uk

            Address: Pelham House, Pelham Street, Bolton, BL3 3JB

             

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