Common questions and answers, please be sure to check that your question is not answered here before contacting a member of the team
Comparing tyre prices is difficult - CompareTyres.com makes it easy:
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CompareTyres.com may receive a small commission from certain tyre retailers when a purchase is completed - however this does not affect the way in which we display the results to you. The cheapest tyre prices will always be shown above more expensive ones, regardless of any commission or affiliation.
Runflat tyres allow your vehicle to maintain mobility in the event of a puncture. Generally if your vehicle does not have runflat tyres fitted, then there is no need to replace them with Runflat ones. It is a personal preference if you want Runflat tyres or not. NB: Some vehicles may not be designed to use Runflat tyres - you should check with the manufacturer directly.
In a few cases, a website may not wish to work with CompareTyres.com directly, however the most likely explanation is that the development team just haven't got round to adding them yet. Please get in touch and a member of the development team will review your request ASAP. We're working on adding more retailers all the time.
The world of tyres can be daunting at first, but the easiest place to start if unsure is by entering your vehicle's reg number (eg: AB51 ABC) into the search box here, and our automated system will find your tyres for you. In any case, every tyre will have the sizes printed on the sidewall, and we always advise customers to check on their tyre size manually to be 100% sure.
There is much more information & guidance on seasonal tyre types, fitments and fittings here.
Unfortunately not, all available tyres are always listed on the website. If you wish to request a specialist type of tyre for us to add, then please get in touch and we will get back to you ASAP.
The manufacturer logo, for example the BMW or Mercedes logo, means this tyre has been type-tested ("homologated") by that manufacturer and they approve the use of it. Often it is a commercial agreement rather than built on any sort of necessity.
Example: A BMW approved tyre does not mean that it only fit a BMW vehicle. And, if you own a BMW then you don't need to fit BMW approved tyres necessarily.
In most cases, it should be fine to put, for example, a "BMW homologated" tyre on any make of vehicle, as long as the sizings are correct.
For more information on fitments and homologation please click here.
It's possible, but this is not something that CompareTyres.com can advise on. Please check with the vehicle manufacturer or a qualified tyre fitter directly to be fully sure. It is generally always recommended to order the tyre sizes that match your existing tyres or rims unless you know what you are doing.
No. CompareTyres.com will ask you which type of fitting you prefer, for example: mobile fitting where the tyres are fitted on your driveway, or delivered to your local garage. The actual order will take place on the provider's website, so you will be asked to arrange the actual fitting/delivery dates & details there when finalising the order. Everything is arranged directly with the fitting company.
Please get in touch with a member of the team to request a new website be added. We try to accommodate as many requests as possible; the more fitters registered, the better for our customers.
Please contact the tyre seller or fitter directly, CompareTyres.com acts as an agent but any customer service questions or concerns will need to be taken up with them directly. CompareTyres.com cannot contact one of our partners on a customer's behalf.
It's possible, but you will need to contact the tyre provider directly. All "next available fitting" dates listed on our website are estimates only, and are liable to change.
CompareTyres.com only compares tyre prices, and only from national companies
- i.e. that are present across most or all of the UK. Unfortunately we do
not work with local-only fitters at this point in time. We can only work
with businesses that have a website, and it must be possible for customers
to buy tyres directly on your website.
If you feel that your business is a good match, then please get in touch now to discuss how we can work together.
Not yet, but we hope to in the near future. Currently only car and 4x4 tyres are listed.