If your vehicle lease includes tyre replacement or repair, you can make a booking either online or by phone. To make a booking, you will need to have the following information: tyre width, profile, rim size, load rating and speed rating. You will find this information on the side wall of the tyre that needs to be replaced. Please note that the size of front and rear tyres can differ on some vehicles.
Or call the LeasePlan tyre line on 0330 134 8886
We will change your tyres as part of your policy once they reach 2mm tread. If you damage a tyre whilst travelling, we will provide roadside recovery.
We work in partnership with three suppliers; National Tyres, ATS and Fleet Tyre Network. We only fit only premium brands of tyres, so you get tyres with the best safety and durability. Tyres can be replaced by mobile units in a location of your choice or at any of the 600+ branded and 900+ independent fitting centres nationwide. 99% of tyres are available within 24 hours.
The tyre is the only point of contact between the vehicle and the road. In all conditions of use the safety of the vehicle and its occupants relies on a relatively small contact patch area, so it is essential to maintain the tyres in good condition and to fit appropriate replacements when they need to be changed.
It is the Driver's responsibility to check their tyres to ensure that they are legal and safe.
Frequently asked questions:
When should I change the tyres on my vehicle?
The minimum legal depth is 1.6 mm across the central three quarters of the breadth of tread. You should change your tyres before they reach that stage. We will change your tyres once they reach 2mm. Most tyres have tread wear indicators in the tread grooves that show when the tyre is worn to 1.6mm of remaining tread. If any of these indicators are level with the tread surface of a tyre, it must be changed immediately. When tyres become well worn, the risk of skidding or aquaplaning on wet roads increases.
How often should I check tyre pressure?
We recommend checking tyre pressures every fortnight, not forgetting to check to spare as well. This should be done when the tyres are cold, as the pressure in a tyre will increase as it warms up. The pressure settings when the tyres are cold should always correspond to the recommendations given by the vehicle manufacturer or tyre company. You should pay particular attention to any abnormal conditions of use, e.g. full loads, towing a trailer etc. In order to protect the valve and ensure that the tyre pressure is maintained, we recommend fitting a valve cap with an air tight seal.
Driving with tyres at incorrect pressures is dangerous. Under inflation causes heat to build up in the structure of the tyre, which can result in sudden and rapid deflation. This can happen some considerable time after pressures have been corrected.
What other checks should I make on my tyres?
In addition to maintaining correct tyre pressures, periodic visual checks can prevent problems with your vehicle's tyres:
- Remove any stones or nails that are embedded into the tread, as they can work into the casing and cause damage and possible deflation.
- Oil, fuel or paint can damage the rubber compounds used in tyres. Oil can make the tread rubber swell, reducing the pattern grooves and affecting adhesion. Immediate removal with detergent and plenty of water is recommended.
- Tyre tread wear should be checked regularly. Abnormal wear is often an indication of a mechanical defect on the vehicle, such as incorrect alignment, play in the steering mechanism or high spots on brake drums. In these cases the mechanical parts of the vehicle should be checked as soon as possible.
- Take your vehicle to an expert immediately if you see damage such as a blister, rupture, cut or penetration exposing the casing on the tyre, or if it has suffered a violent impact.
What factors affect the life of my tyre?
- Speed and driving style: winding roads, rapid acceleration, harsh braking, can all impose undue stresses on the tyre which can reduce the tyre's life (at 120 Km/h a tyre wears out twice as fast as it does at 70Km/h).
- Overloading or under-inflating a tyre by 20% reduces its life by around 26%.
- Shocks: hitting kerbs, driving fast over potholes, large stones and other obstacles can be the cause of tyre damage that is not always immediately apparent.
Am I entitled to specialist tyres, e.g. winter tyres or off road tyres?
These are not included as standard and are dependent on your agreement with LeasePlan, so please check your policy.
Can I have my tyres changed before they reach 2mm tread depth?
Only if there are specific circumstances that warrant a premature change, e.g. travelling abroad for an extended period of time.
How do I get a replacement puncture repair kit?
If you have used the puncture repair kit supplied with your vehicle and need a replacement, you can obtain one from your nearest main dealer. If you have a maintained contract with LeasePlan, we will cover the cost. If not, you will need to purchase this yourself.