Wheel alignment - why bother?

A One Tyres - Thursday, February 07, 2019

We are all keen to spend as little as possible on our new tyres, but skimping on the “extras” can be a false economy.  So is wheel alignment an extra that can maximise the value of your spend?  

Without a doubt the answer is yes!   

There are at least four great reasons to avail of this little extra:

  • It helps ensure even tyre tread so prolonging the life of your tyre
  • It reduces uneven wear on car parts so helping to reduce expensive repairs
  • It improves vehicle handling
  • (Best of all) it maximises fuel consumption

What is wheel alignment?

It is an adjustment of your vehicle’s suspension parts to be fully aligned as per the manufacturer’s specification.  In A One Tyres we do this using a computer system to ensure the alignment is an accurate as possible.

When should I get wheels aligned?

You know you need your wheels aligned when the car pulls to one side or the other when travelling in a straight road.  Hitting a pot-hole or kerb can knock out your wheel alignment.  And you should always get your wheels aligned when you make a new tyre purchase.  In A One Tyres we recommend you get your wheels aligned at least once a year, whether you have made a new tyre purchase or not.

Does this not come as standard when purchasing tyres?

Wheel alignment is not standard with your tyre purchase.  Once you have the information on why you should take the time and expense with wheel alignment, you decide if you want to make this purchase.  Our reception staff will be glad to help with any further information.

However, balancing your tyres does come as standard.   Wheel balancing is a different operation which ensures smooth running of your tyres without vibration.

How long will wheel alignment take?

It usually takes about 30 minutes to carry out wheel alignment.  You can enjoy a free cup of coffee while you wait.  In the long run it is well worth the extra expense.

For further information feel free to give us a call on 028 9269 9107, or simply call into our Dromore or Lisburn depot (tel 028 9266 7551).  


Winter tyres anyone?

A One Tyres - Friday, January 04, 2019

As the weather turns a little more chilly in the mornings and the days get noticeably shorter, our minds turn to those sharp frosts, icy rain showers and possible snow showers in the coming months.


You may have all weather tyres on your vehicle which will undoubtedly see you through those cold commutes, but in the event of icy roads or snowy conditions winter tyres may mean the difference between an accident or not.  When compared with the stopping distance of a summer or all-weather tyre, the braking

winter drivingdistance of a winter tyre (dependent on the speed of the car and the condition of the road) is up to 10% shorter - that is around two vehicle lengths.


In the early years of winter tyre development winter tyres tended to be more expensive than the equivalent summer or all-season tyres.   This is no longer the case.  The cost of winter tyres is comparable to other tyres, and with the added grip in cold and icy conditions, they may well save you more than the cost of the tyres themselves.


For a 'no obligation' winter tyre quote please contact us on 028 9269 9107.   Hurry while stocks last.


Tyres for colder weather

A One Tyres - Monday, September 17, 2018

The sun is getting lower in the sky and we have noticed signs of frost on the grass in the early mornings.  If you want to make use of our "tyre hotel, where your summer tyres can rest up while your winter tyres take the strain, just contact us on 028 9269 9107 for more details.



New depot in Lisburn

A One Tyres - Wednesday, March 08, 2017

A One Tyres is pleased to be opening a new tyre depot off the Old Hillsborough Road in Lisburn. This new depot offers the complete range of new tyres for cars, vans, 4x4 vehicles and motorbikes from brands such as Michelin, Pirelli, Continental, Goodyear Dunlop and Metzeler, to other budget makes as well as routine tyre maintenance.


The depot has opened in what used to be the old Car Care Centre in the Riverside Business complex beside Screwfix and opposite StyleHouse Lisburn. Customers will enjoy a warm reception area offering complimentary tea or coffee, and water dispenser withcomfortable seating. For those who need to keep working or simply want to browse, there’s free Wifi.


A One Tyres Lisburn offers computerised alignment and headlight alignment, as well as basic car accessories such as wiper blades, lamp bulbs and batteries.

Opening hours are 8 am – 6 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday with late night opening on Thursdays 8 am – 8 pm and 9 am – 5 pm on Saturdays. Garage services operate from the Dromore depot for car servicing and MoT preparation. A One Tyres also provides a 24 emergency call-out service.

Keeping an eye on the health of your tyres can make the difference between an accident and a near miss. Your tyres will also last longer, saving you money, and improved fuel economy. A One Tyres offers free, no obligation, tyre checks and advice to ensure the tyre pressure and tread is right for your vehicle. There is no appointment necessary, just call into our Lisburn or Dromore depots and ask at reception.

Keep up-to-date with A One Tyres offers and deals on their Facebook page or get a tyre quote on www.aonetyres.co.uk. Tel: 028 9266 7551 (Lisburn) or 028 9269 9107 (Dromore) for more details.

Late night opening in Lisburn on Thursdays to 8pm



A One Tyres - Tuesday, March 01, 2016



To celebrate football this summer we’ve joined up with Continental Tyres, Official Sponsor of UEFA EURO 2016, to offer you the chance to claim personalised retro football shirts with EVERY purchase of 2 or more Continental tyres.

Every time you buy two or more car, van or 4x4 Continental tyres in a single transaction you can register online to receive your choice of retro football shirts, personalised with your name and number.

Continental have selected a range of fourteen retro football shirts for all the home nations plus other selected European countries and are available in child and adult sizes.

How many shirts will I receive?

Purchase Continental car, van or 4x4 tyres between 01.03.16 and 30.06.16 and you can claim:

WHEN YOU BUY                                 CLAIM UP TO                                           
TWO or THREE tyres TWO retro football shirts
FOUR tyres FOUR retro football shirts

How do I claim?

Following your purchase, please register online within 30 days at this link . upload your proof of purchase and complete the online form. When your purchase has been validated you will be emailed your unique codes to claim the personalised retro football shirts. You will have 60 days to redeem your codes.

When will my shirts arrive?

When you have claimed your personalised retro football shirts, it will take up to 28 days to manufacture and despatch your shirts.



In addition, for each registered purchase of 2 or more car, van or 4x4 Continental tyres you will be in with a chance to win tickets for you and three friends to a UEFA EURO 2016 match.

All you need to do is register your purchase on www.continental-retroshirts.com by 30th April 2016 for your chance to win.

When you register for your personalised retro football shirt you will be invited to opt-in to our prize draw to win tickets.

What game will I see?

You will receive FOUR tickets to see POLAND vs NORTHERN IRELAND on 12.06.16 at ALLIANZ RIVIERA, NICE.

What's included in the prize?

You will receive FOUR tickets to the selected game PLUS £500 spending money to help you get there. Tickets will be available from Continental ticket collection on the day of the game. If you win, remember to bring your passport to collect your tickets.



Check your tyre tread depths, worth the hassle

A One Tyres - Monday, April 27, 2015

We are always recommending our customers check their tyres regularly.  This Continental Tyres video shows why this is important.   The presenter is both a mother and a racing driver.  Check out the stopping distances in wet conditions.  That could be the difference in stopping without incident and having a serious accident.  Worth a watch.

If you don't want to check your own tyres, we are happy to do it for you, just call into our Dromore depot and our experts will carry out a check and advise you, no pressure, no stress.  You can even get a free coffee while you wait.


Outdoor waiting area

A One Tyres - Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The weather is a mixed bag these days, but there have been some lovely warm days in early April.  

The weather forecast is looking promising.

As well as a comfortable indoor reception area, A One has an outdoor waiting area.  If you are making a tyre purchase, or getting a free tyre check, get your tea or coffee in our reception area and take it outdoors to enjoy the brighter days while you wait.

There are great deals and offers on tyres during April and May.  Check out the Michelin fuel voucher offer or the free hotel deal from Continental (terms and conditions apply).  There are also amazing discounts off Michelin motorbike tyres this month.

Make sure you don't miss out.  Call us on 028 9269 9107 for more details.

Continental tyres offer free hotel break

A One Tyres - Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Continental Tyres is offering you the chance to enjoy a free hotel break for 2 when you purchase 2 or more Continental tyres.  The offer is open between 1 April and 31 May 2015.  

Call into our Dromore depot and purchase 2 Continental tyres today and you will be well on your way to enjoying a relaxing hotel break.  

To make the most of your break Continental recommend road trips around UK and Ireland.  

Check out Northern Irelands Dark Hedges and the Wild Atlantic Way from north to south of Ireland's coasts. Spectacular!  Your new Continental tyres will enjoy the run out too while you enjoy the view.Continental Tyres

You will need to register and claim your offer online.

Terms and conditions apply.  

For more information go to continentalroadtrip.com

Michelin helping you stay safe on the road

A One Tyres - Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Michelin fuel gift card is back.  From 1 March to 30 April 2015 if you purchase 2 or more Michelin tyres you will be able to claim a fuel gift card for anything from £10 up to maximum £100.

Do this in 3 simple steps

1) Purchase your tyres from our Dromore depot

2) Go to the Michelin website, enter the promotion code on your leaflet

3) Michelin will send you a confirmation email and your fuel gift card within 28 days.

This offer applies to car, van and 4x4 tyres only.  Maximum one claim per vehicle.

For more information contact us on 028 9269 9107.

Reserve your vehicle tyres online

A One Tyres - Thursday, February 12, 2015

We are pleased to be offering an online tyre quote service (Reserve and Fit) on our website.  This service was launched at the end of last year.  

Reserve and Fit Tyres

This is part of A One Tyres’ initiative to continually improve our offering to our customers.    The process is easy, simply click on our GET A QUOTE link, complete the details required and we will send you a quote.  We will reserve the tyres at our Dromore depot and you can pick them up or come and have them fitted when it suits you.

If you are unsure of the size of tyres for your vehicle, check the sidewall of your tyres to see what is currently fitted.

Of course getting the right tyres for your vehicle isn’t just a matter of numbers.  Factors that make a difference include how many miles you do, your style of driving, where you do most of your travelling (on country roads or motorway) and passenger capacity, to name a few.  Getting this right will affect grip on the road, fuel consumption and ultimately passenger safety.  

We can help with this so you have the confidence you have the right tyre for your vehicle and driving requirements at the right price.

To speak to one of our experts please call 028 9269 9107

Please try out this new service.  If you are pleased with the result please post a review on Google, or Yell.com.  If you feel there are ways we can improve what we do please complete a form on our Contact Us page.

We look forward to being of service to you.