Tips & FAQs

How can I find out my tyres size?

There are two ways to find out the tyre size, check the vehicle handbook and this will give the correct sizes, but generally there is more than one size listed, so this brings you to the second way and that is to look at the sidewall of the tyre. Image below shows information of size.


When should I change my tyres?

We recommend that you replace your tyres once they are at 3mm or tread however the legal limit is 1.6mm. Tread depth is what allows the water to be displaced from beneath the road and the tyre, without sufficient tread depth aquaplaning occurs.

Also a tyre should be replaced if it gets damaged, tyres should be checked on a regular basis.

How do I know if I need alignment?

Alignment checks should be carried out every 10,000kms, if you have work carried out on the suspension, if you hit a pothole, if you notice uneven tyre wear or your car's handling is poor.

We carry out free alignment checks for our newsletter and loyalty club subscribers. 

Do we fit second hand/ part worn tyres?

TyreAware does not fit second hand tyres. Did you know that in an accident if your car is fitted with second hand tyres it maybe deemed uninsured?

A new tyre has 8mm of tread with 6.4mm usable before illegal compared to a second hand/ part worn tyre sold with 3.8mm of tread, that’s only 2.2mm before illegal.

It’s usually works out cheaper to buy new and definitely safer!

Opening hours?

TyreAware are available 7 days a week from 8.30am -8.30pm for tyre related breakdowns.

TyreAwares depot in Ballinderreen is open Monday-Friday 9-6pm, Saturday 9-5pm and open until 8pm on Thursdays, the mobile service for scheduled work is available for bookings same times as the shop.

What should a tyre cost and is there different qualities?

A tyre can vary in price depending on the specifications that you require, the main factor in this is tyre size, a car tyre can vary from €35-€500each depending on sizes and specification required.

There are 4 main qualities of tyres, “the Premium 6” (Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear, Dunlop and Michellin), “Midrange” (Toyo, Yokohama, Kumho, Falken, Firestone, Uniroyal, Hankook to name just a few), “Economy” (Zeetex, Nankang, Semperit, Kenda, Kleber and so on) and then Budget tyres. 

What area do we cover?

Our shop is located in Ballinderreen between Kinvara and Kilcolgan, behind the AppleGreen filling station. We have customers from as far as Doolin, Fanore, Ennis, Galway city Athlone and local villagers from Ardrahan, Labane, Gort and so on calling in too.

Our mobile unit covers a wide area with our “we come to you” service for scheduled tyre fitting covering Galway city, Barna, Knocknaccara, Westside, Rahoon, Salthill, Moycullen, Newcastle, to Doughiska and all Galways Business parks, out to Athenry, Loughrea, Gort, Ennis and even out to Ballyvaughan and North Clare.

For our breakdown service we operate a radius of 50km from our depot in Ballinderreen, encompassing the M6 Motorway down from Athlone to Oranmore, the M18 Motorway from Shannon, Ennis to Gort, also up to Tuam and Headford Oughterard and Inverin.

What does it cost?

We offer a no call out charge for scheduled tyre fitting when two or more tyres fitted within our area defined see map link here.

Loyalty members receive special rates and services please ask for more details.

Callout service for non scheduled work during shop open hours costs the following

Callout fee of €35 plus mileage after 10kms charged @€2 per km from TyreAware in Ballinderreen, plus work carried out.

Standard Puncture repair car, van 4x4 with mobile unit costs €15 at the shop it is €8.

Tyre Swap over €10 with mobile unit.

Callout fee for out of hours (call 087 3522920 for quote)

Can I pay with card, cash or bank transfer?

We take all major cards and cash, both in the shop and mobile unit on the road.

There is no difference in price paying by cash or card.

We no longer accept cheque payments from private customers.

Bank transfer is accepted, however for private customers we need to be in receipt of payment before work can be carried out.

We do not accept Paypal, AMEX or Diners club cards.

Cards are charged in Euro, we can charge cards in other currencies but that has a 3% charge for fees we incur in doing so.