Tyres & Wheels

Wheel Balancing Specialists

We are equipped with the latest technological innovations in wheel and tyre handling equipment to meet the needs required for both steel and alloy wheels. Our balancing equipment incorporates state of the art technology offering more than just a wheel balancing service.

The customers chosen tyres can be matched to the wheel, and checked for its optimum position on the wheel, offering a smoother ride and handling characteristic.Balance weights can be hidden inside the wheel or even divided and hidden behind wheel spokes if required.Our comprehensive range of adaptors ensures that virtually all wheel types can be correctly mounted on the wheel balancer ensuring an accurate balance.

Why your Wheels need Balancing

When in motion an unbalanced wheel can generate huge forces.These forces aren’t even and lead to vibration, which causes premature wear to the suspension system, reduces tyre life and can cause enough drag to adversely affect fuel consumption.The grip on the road is also less secure and your braking system and your braking distance may be lengthened.

Benefits of Wheel Balancing

  • Safety. An unbalanced wheel has limited traction, which decreases the control you have of the vehicle under braking, especially in emergency situations.Excessive vibration also causes driver fatigue over long journeys.
  • Eliminates Excessive Tyre Wear. An unbalanced wheel means the tyre takes more punishment.This can shorten its life and cause excessive and uneven wear of the tread.Your tyres will need replacing sooner.
  • Reduces Fuel Consumption and Running Costs. The extra effort required to rotate the unbalanced wheel makes the engine work harder.This takes its toll on fuel consumption and you get fewer miles per gallon.Over the years this adds considerably to your running costs.
  • Smooth Running. Remember how your card handled when it was brand new?The drive was really smooth with no vibration.Properly balanced wheels restore the “new car” feeling.It takes out the vibration which spoils the ride on motorway journeys.
  • Reduces Repair Bills Out-of-balance wheels expose other components, such as steering and suspension, to excessive wear and tear and therefore they will require replacing more frequently.

How often do you need Wheel balancing?

Certainly when new tyres are fitted.But driving conditions mean that tyres, even the most expensive don’t wear down evenly.Imbalance starts to creep back.You should therefore have your wheels re-balanced every 10-15,000 miles or sooner if wheel vibration can be felt.

Tyres

Alloy Wheels

We can supply and fit the latest range of alloy wheels and are specialists in refurbishing existing alloy and steel wheels using shot blasting and other techniques.

Call now on 01268 767300 for more information and advice.

Batteries

Quick Fix Garage has a full range of batteries available for most modern vehicles. They are charged and ready for fitting by our qualified experts.

Call now on 01268 767300 for more information and advice.

Exhausts

One of the key motor parts is the exhaust system and therefore an efficient exhaust is of some importance.

We offer a full supply and fit service for most exhaust systems.

The 'cat' stops the emission of carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen and hydrogen sulphide amongst others and is now part of the MOT test. Premium replacement 'cats' with stainless steel monoliths for longer life are available from Quick Fix Garage for most cars.

Call now on 01268 767300 for more information and advice.

Wipers and Bulbs


Replacement Wipers

At Quick Fix Gargae Wickford we stock an extensive range of front and rear wipers.

Replacement Bulbs

We can supply and fit all ancillary bulbs. We can supply bulb kits, including halogen.

Call now on 01268 767300 for more information and advice.

Breaks and Pads

We are able to fit a wide range of replacement brake pads, shoes and discs.

At Quick Fix we offers a Free check on the condition of your existing brake pads, shoes and discs.

Call now on 01268 767300 for more information and advice.

MOTs £35

Contact

1 Runwell Road,
Wickford,
Essex,
SS11 7BZ
Tel: 01268 767300

E mail: andy@quickfixgarage.com