Car Tyres

Competitively priced car tyres for all makes and models

Here at Colin Appleyard, we stock a wide range of tyres for cars, 4x4s and light commercials to suit your requirements and budget. We may be a main dealer, but our pricing is just as competitive as big companies like Kwik-Fit. Our tyres come in a wide range of options from run-flat, to all-weather, winter and reinforced (designed to cope with extra loads). Choose affordable tyres from our budget range or select from premium brands likes Pirelli, Goodyear, Continental and Dunlop for high performance and safety.

Why Buy From Colin Appleyard?

  • Competitive prices
  • Great range and choice available to suit your needs and budget
  • Our experts will offer free advice to help you choose
  • Our manufacturer-trained technicians can fit and balance your new tyres while you wait
  • We'll check the tread on your current tyres and won't replace any legal ones without checking with you first
  • We offer 4-wheel alignment which ensures all four of your tyres are aligned correctly to avoid uneven wear

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view our FAQ's on tyres at Colin Appleyard

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Privacy Policy

Your privacy matters to us. Whether you’re a new customer or one we’ve been dealing with for a number of years we want to ensure you are clear on what we do with the information we hold. Our Privacy Policy explains:

• What information we collect and the reasons for it being collected
• How we use the information we collect from you
• Information on how to access and update your personal data

We have tried our best to keep it simple as possible but if you do have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

Collecting personal information

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

• information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services, including any transaction
• information that you provide to allow us to register a vehicle on your behalf;
• information that you provide to us when making an enquiry via our website;
• information that you provide to us when signing up to any distribution lists to receive correspondence from us;

Using personal information

Personal data we receive will be used for the purposes it was provided, including:

• meeting the terms of your order;
• enabling your use of the services we supply;
• sending reminders to you regarding your vehicle;
• sending goods purchased through our dealerships or via our website;
• quoting for and supplying services which may be offered through our website;
• sending statements, invoices and payment reminders to you, and collecting payments from you;
• sending our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter);
• providing third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);

Disclosing personal information

• We may disclose your personal information to any of our staff, agents, suppliers or subcontractors where it would be reasonable to do so. (If consent is necessary to facilitate this sharing we will ensure it is obtained prior to processing)

We may be legally obliged to disclose your personal information:
• to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
• in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
• in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
• to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information].

Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.

Security of personal information

• We will take all reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
• We will store all the personal data you provide on our secure servers which are password and firewall protected.
• All details of financial transactions entered via our website will be protected by encryption technology.

Your rights

• You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you, via a Subject Access Request
• Upon receipt of such a request we will, after confirming identity, provide all relevant data we may hold to you in the most practical format unless otherwise stipulated and reasonably possible.
• We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
• If you instruct us to no longer process your personal data we will do so as quickly as possible.
• If you instruct us to destroy any/all of your personal data we may hold we will do so as quickly as possible.
• If you instruct us to cease all processing for marketing purposes we will do so as quickly as possible.


When someone visits our website, Google Analytics will collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This is used to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

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ICO Registration

We are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office and our registration number is Z4956202

Data Protection Officer

Any issues regarding Data Protection can be directed to or via mail to
The Data Protection Officer, Colin Appleyard Ltd, Cornmill Garage, Halifax Road, Keighley, BD21 1AH

Colin Appleyard FAQ's on Tyres

Where can I find my tyre size? -Your vehicle handbook will include this information, but it will also be displayed along the edge of your tyres. It will appear in the following type of format 195/45/R17, where 195 represents the tread width, 45 the aspect ratio (height/width) and R17 the diameter. You may also see additional numbers and letters after this which represent the tyre speed rating.

How will I know if my tyres need changing? -The most notable sign is the deterioration in performance, meaning the car does not handle or grip as well on the road and it can take you longer to stop when you apply the brakes. You can also check the tread depth using a tread depth gauge to see whether they're still above the legal limit.

What is the minimum tread depth? (Legal limit) - The minimum, legal tread depth is 1.6mm, however, we recommend changing your tyres once they reach 2mm if not before. Driving with worn tyres is not only a safety risk, but you can be fined £2,500 + 3 points PER TYRE if caught with tyres below the legal limit. Did you know that tyres with 3mm of tread have an average of 25% better performance than those with 1.6mm, which represents an extra 8 metres of stopping distance in wet conditions!

My tyres are wearing quicker than expected. What could be the cause? -There are many factors which can reduce the typical lifespan of a tyre, such as:

  • Incorrect Tyre Pressure (under or over inflated)
  • Driving Style (Accelerating or Braking harshly will increase tyre wear)
  • Overloading (A heavier car puts more pressure on the tyres, increasing wear)
  • Alignment (If your tyres are misaligned then they will wear unevenly)

What should my tyre pressure be? -You should be able to find your tyre pressures in three places:

  • Your vehicle handbook
  • Inside the drivers door ledge (near the seatbelt)
  • Inside the fuel cap

What is the difference between summer and winter tyres? - Winter tyres are specifically developed with a different type of rubber to provide improved driving performance in conditions below 7 degrees celsius. They are not just for driving in the snow, you'll also benefit from their superior grip and handling, plus shorter stopping distances on wet and icy roads.

What happens if I buy winter tyres? Should I throw my summer tyres away? - Not at all. If your summer tyres are still within the legal limit, then we will happily store them for you free of charge until you're ready to change them over, at which point we'll also store your Winter Tyres for you.

What is a run-flat tyre? - A run-flat tyre is a tyre designed to allow your car to be driven to the nearest garage for replacement in the event of a puncture. The advantage of this is that you don't have to stop and either repair the existing tyre with a puncture repair kit, or fit the spare tyre. Run-flat tyres cannot be used long term however, and should be taken to a garage for replacement as soon as you become aware of a puncture.