MOTs, Car Servicing & Tyres in Penrith

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Stephen Hannah protyre garage manager
Stephen Hannah
Unit 44 Gilwilly Road, Gilwilly Industrial Estate
CA11 9BL




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About Harolds Tyres Penrith

If you’re looking for tyres in Penrith, our professional team at Harolds Tyres pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. Having joined the Protyre network in 2015, Harolds specialises in mechanical repairs and services, and supplies and fits tyres for cars, vans and 4x4s from all leading manufacturers, including Michelin, Pirelli, Falken, Sumitomo, Bridgestone and Continental.

The centre also boasts a John Beam laser wheel alignment system. The local specialists at Harolds Tyres will be pleased to offer any advice on the best tyres to meet your driving requirements. Pop in to get the best guidance from our experts or feel free to buy online with same-day fitting available. Don’t look elsewhere in Penrith for tyres and mechanical servicing.

Car MOT in Penrith

We also specialise in low-cost MOTs in Penrith, with prices starting from only £29.95. As one of the largest DVSA-approved test centre networks in the country, thousands of vehicles pass their MOT with Protyre every year. We ensure that all vehicles are inspected to impeccable standards before being given their MOT certificate.

If you need a sensibly-priced class 4 MOT in Penrith, you can easily book online using our automated booking system. We also offer same-day MOT tests, allowing you to be in and out of the garage in just a couple of hours – so it’s easy to choose a convenient time for you.

Car Servicing in Penrith

If you’re looking for a comprehensive car service in Penrith, we offer three car servicing packages: the Gold, Silver and Bronze packages.

The Bronze package is perfect for any driver seeking a routine check-up service. Designed to give motorists peace of mind between annual services, the Bronze package includes a battery check, a top-up of anti-freeze, and an oil and filter change.

The Silver package is an interim service package aimed to maintain and bolster the efficiency of your vehicle. If you’ve recently bought a vehicle in need of a service, the Silver package could be perfect. As well as everything included in the Bronze package, Silver includes inspection of electrical components, together with brake pads, battery terminals, timing belt, alternator and more.

Our Gold package is a major service suitable for anybody who is looking for ultimate confidence behind the wheel. This package includes all of the Bronze and Silver benefits, as well as a tyre condition check, radiator inspection, brake/disc drum check and engine inspection, so don’t look elsewhere for your car service in Penrith.

Tyres in Penrith

Our professionals can help if you’re looking for new tyres in Penrith. We stock a wide range of tyres from reputable suppliers, starting with budget-friendly options from respected economy brands. We also stock mid-range products from the likes of Sumitomo and Falken, as well as premium models aimed at delivering exceptional performance from Bridgestone, or Pirelli.

We understand that you’ll also decide based on your specific motoring needs. Not only do we supply motorcycle and truck tyres in Penrith but the tyres that we stock are also designed to cope with different seasonal conditions. Some are specifically engineered to work best in the winter, with grippy tread patterns for traction on slippery winter roads. Others are made for all four seasons, giving consistent, year-round performance.

At our Penrith garage you can order replacement tyres to be fitted by professionals. Our specialist team can provide advice and guidance on any tyre-related issue, as well as a range of other automotive maintenance areas.

Why not get in touch with us today for a free tyre check? The advanced search function here on our website will help you to identify a range of options at competitive prices, with same-day appointments available. Whether you’re looking for new or part-worn tyres in Penrith, we’re here to help.

Choosing the right tyre in Penrith

When you are searching for the perfect tyre, Harold's Tyres Penrith - Team Protyre can assist you. It's really important to consider the different tyre types available to you. Premium car tyres will offer superior performance, durability and a smooth, comfortable ride. For added safety, run flat car tyres will allow you to continue driving even after a puncture. Depending on the season, summer car tyres provide excellent handling and grip in warm weather conditions, while winter car tyres are designed to maintain traction on snowy and icy roads.

Choosing a tyre brand

When it comes to selecting the perfect tyres for your vehicle, choosing a reputable brand is important. Each tyre manufacturer has its own unique set of features, technologies, and reputation, some specifically made for various vehicle types and driving conditions. Goodyear tyres and Michelin tyres, for example, are known for their exceptional performance and safety, while Pirelli tyres offer a perfect blend of style and functionality. Bridgestone tyres and Continental tyres are renowned for their durability and reliability, making them a popular choice among drivers. Dunlop tyres, and Falken tyres also provide a wide range of options to suit different driving needs and preferences. Other notable brands worth considering include BF Goodrich tyres, General tyres, GT Radial tyres , Hankook tyres, Runway tyres, Sumitomo tyres, and Toyo tyres. By researching and comparing these brands, you can find the one that best aligns with your specific requirements.

Other Services in Penrith

The following mechanical services are offered by Harolds Tyres Penrith:

  • Services such as diagnostics, tyre delivery, Mobile Fitting services, agricultural services, truck tyres and Mobile Fitting are all offered in addition to standard car MOT and servicing at Harolds Tyres Penrith. All exhausts will be checked for any leaking joints, cracks, broken hangers, corrosion or other damage.

  • Harolds Tyres Penrith’s free brake checks cover the inspection of all brake-system components. One of our expert technicians will take a look at your vehicle’s brake pads, shoes, callipers, hoses and handbrake linkage.

  • With our John Beam laser wheel-alignment system, we also offer alignment service to assess the position of a vehicle's wheels, available to book online. If you’d like a second opinion from one of our professionals, why not book a free alignment check?

  • You can also book a free battery check at Penrith garage. Our mechanics will check for any corrosion on the terminals, plus voltage output and charging rate, accurately diagnosing the health of your battery. This service only takes around five minutes, so it’s easy to work around your routine.

  • You can book a free air-conditioning check, where our engineers will look for any leaks within your system and check the pressure, quantity of gas, and levels of refrigerant. Our air-conditioning engineers are fully certified with the Safe Handling of Refrigerants Certificate and can easily identify the requirements of your vehicle.

Car Servicing FAQs

1. What is a car service?

As you cover more miles, gradual wear and tear will leave the components in your car in need of maintenance, repair or replacement. A Protyre service is a check-up on your vehicle to ensure that everything is in good working order.

Your service should be carried out by a qualified mechanic, who can advise you on any necessary changes or replacements to keep your car running smoothly. If you have any worries about your vehicle, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Penrith tyres and mechanical team.

2. How often should you service your car?

General advice is to get your car serviced yearly but, if you’re a high-miler, we’d recommend a few interim check-ups too. If you opt for a comprehensive service like our Gold package, your mechanic will advise you on how long you should wait before the next one.

We’ll be happy to help at Harolds Tyres Penrith if you’re unsure on how often you should service your vehicle. It’s worth remembering that regular servicing will prevent smaller issues from turning into potentially major and costly repairs.

3. How much is a car service?

The cost of a service depends on a few factors, including the requirements of your vehicle and your typical driving range and style. While some cars fly through a service with minimal issues, other vehicles require complicated repairs and replacement parts. Plus, you might expect to pay a little bit more if you’re looking for a hybrid or electric car service.

You can find out more about the cost of car servicing with Harolds Tyres Penrith by checking out all our service options online. Our Bronze service package starts at £79, while our most comprehensive Protyre Gold Package starts at £169.

4. How long do car tyres last?

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’re wondering when to change your car tyres. While it might be an easy task to put off, it’s important to remember that the minimum legal tyre tread is 1.6mm deep. You should aim to replace your tyres when the tread falls lower than 3mm, and never wait until you’ve got no grip left.

More tread on your tyres means more grip on the roads – so it’s sensible to keep your tyres fresh, especially before driving in hazardous weather conditions. Regardless of the age of your tyres, it’s always worth including a free tyre check in your next trip to Harolds Tyres Penrith.

5. What tyres does my car need?

The tyres you need will depend on not just the make and model of your vehicle but your driving style and individual requirements, too. If you’re unsure which to choose, we’ve made it easy to find the most suitable tyres for your car with our online search tool.

Simply enter your vehicle registration number and your postcode, and we’ll find the best tyres near you. Alternatively, if you know what you’re looking for, you can search by size to find the perfect fit. We’re the place to go in Penrith for tyres; you’ll always be in safe hands.

6. What is wheel alignment?

Wheel alignment is the term for the positioning of your vehicle's tyres. If you’re looking for wheel-alignment services near you, our free alignment check allows our experts to measure the placement of each wheel, ensuring even wear on your tyres and accurate handling.

If you’re wondering if wheel alignment is important, the answer is definitely yes: properly aligned wheels are vital to your safety on the road. Misaligned tyres contribute to a lack of steering control, affecting cornering stability and road positioning. This puts you, your passengers and other road users in danger.

7. How much is a vehicle diagnostic?

We offer diagnostic tests for all vehicles at £50, including VAT. Simply add our Diagnostic Plug-in & Report option to your basket if you’d like a diagnostic check. You can then choose a convenient time slot for you at Harolds Tyres Penrith.

Why choose Protyre?

We’ve gained a strong reputation for our sterling customer service, unwavering professionalism and expertise in the workshop. This commitment is reflected in over 45,000 genuine reviews on Trustpilot from our valued customers.

As one of the largest independent tyre retailers in the country, you can find our services at over 180+ garages across the UK. We offer a wide range of tyre models alongside car services to get you back on the road quickly and without the hassle. Our friendly, extensively qualified mechanics will give you peace of mind that your car is in safe hands with Protyre.

Whether you’ve got a family hatchback or an agricultural vehicle, we’ve got you covered here at Harolds Tyres Penrith. If you’re not living near Cumbria, it’s easy to find your local Protyre garage.

Aircon Regas Service in Harolds Tyres Penrith

Harolds Tyres Penrith offers aircon regas servicing starting at £59.99. If your car’s AC system isn’t blowing cold air or a drop-off in how cool the air is you should look into an air con recharge. At our garage, our skilled technicians are here to diagnose any issues with your vehicle's air conditioning system. They'll work to provide you with a cost-effective solution, whether it's a straightforward aircon recharge or a more comprehensive repair job. With their expertise, you can trust that your car's AC will be back in top shape in no time. Make sure to look at our Offers page to see if there are any special discounts on your next aircon regas.

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We’re part of the FOXY Lady approved garage network. This means that Harolds Tyres Penrith has been identified as a female-friendly garage, and we promise never to overcharge, patronise or sell women anything that they don’t need.

Our sterling customer service here at Protyre Penrith is reflected not just through glowing reviews but also in our accreditation as a Michelin Certified Centre. From the use of specialist equipment in our workshop to organisation and management processes, a high level of service and quality will be provided every time.

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Don’t look elsewhere for honest, friendly and affordable MOTs and vehicle servicing. We cover areas throughout Penrith, Carleton, Eamont Bridge, Yanwath, Redhills, Newton Reigny and surrounding villages. Our selection of tyres in Penrith includes those for cars, vans, 4x4s and SUVs, plus those for high-performance vehicles.

Same-day tyre fitting is available on a variety of leading tyre brands including Pirelli, Michelin and Falken alongside other premium, mid-range and budget tyres. If you’re not looking for tyres, we’re sure that you’ll find the right checks for your vehicle right here. Buy and book a service online or visit our centre today.

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