Tyre Bay Direct Ltd Member of the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA)

Tyre Bay Direct is now a proud supplier member of the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA). Having the right to display the NTDA’s distinctive “kneeling man” logo means we are amongst the businesses that operate to the highest professional standards. It’s a sign of reassurance recognized equally by trade customers through to the private motorist. With the recognized logo comes reassurance for everyone dealing with Tyre Bay Direct, from the independent mobile tyre fitter to the largest national fast fit chains that the company is committed to the industry it serves.

The NTDA started back in 1930 promoting the interests of the tyre retailer and remains their overall goal to this day. Being a supplier member of the NTDA holds many benefits that Tyre Bay Direct are thrilled to be a part of. They are the voice of the independent tyre and fast fit retailers throughout the UK representing them at the highest levels of government on issues concerning the tyre, fast fit and wider automotive aftermarket. As well as actively promoting, developing and supporting the members’ professional interests, they raise their members’ status and profile of the retail sector among customer and related industry groups. And possibly most important of all they champion the importance of responsible tyre safety among all road users.

Tyre Bay Direct asks are you ready for TPMS?

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, also known as TPMS will soon become a legal requirement of the MOT test. As of November 1st 2012 all new passenger car models must be fitted with TPMS and a non working TPMS system will be an advisory on the MOT test from 1st January 2012. As from January next year, all taxis will be required to have the TPMS system working to pass the MOT and this will then become the same for all TPMS fitted vehicles as of the start of 2015. This legislation was put into place, by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), following a study of road traffic accidents involving under inflated tyres.

Tyre Bay Direct believes they are best placed to help you prepare for this legislation change! “We have a complete selection of trigger tools, workshop tools, OE TPMS sensor Valves from the likes of Schrader and Beru, as well as full TPMS kits with the ATEQ VT55 tools and popular sensor and service kits” commented Leigh Stote, Sales and Marketing director. He also added “We have gone to great lengths to fully understand all the available systems on the market and the ATEQ tool offers a simple and affordable solution. When it comes to TPMS we are on hand to help choose what is best suited for you and your business”.

Tyre Centres and garages can generate revenue from service kits, replacement sensors and triggering and updating the vehicles ECU, instead of handing this exclusively to the dealerships and with close to 8 million vehicles already sold with TPMS systems Tyre Bay Direct have seen a large amount of their customer base take advantage of the increased revenue now.

They also have one of the most advanced TPMS search facilities available, giving you information in seconds. The website allows you to identify the exact TPMS Valve or service kit you need from just the vehicle make, model and year. The site provides full information on the sensor, the Nm torque settings, associated kits and also what other vehicles the sensor is compliant with.

From their basic TPMS Kits, which gives you a small package of service kits and service valves together with the ATEQ VT15 trigger tool, the grommet removal tool and the core and valve torque tools for a basic service, through to their TPMS kit 3 and the comprehensive ATEQ VT55 OBDII tool which allows ECU programming they are certain they can find the right solution for you.

Uniflate launch the Uniflate Nitrofill Auto Club

We all know converting to nitrogen in tyres can improve your fuel economy by up to 10% and increase your Tyre life by 30% or more while dramatically increasing the safety of your vehicle.

High purity nitrogen has been used for decades in Formula One, with Uniflate being the sole and exclusive suppliers since 1992.

We now bring you the Auto Club, an exclusive club available at participating distributors of Uniflate Nitrogen. To back up the amazing benefits of Uniflate Nitrogen our participating distributors will give you a free 12 month registration into the Auto Club. This gives you benefits such as Tyre Repair and Replacement coverage, Free 24 hour roadside assistance, 24 hour towing and many more benefits.

Our nitrogen generators have set the standard worldwide and are used by the likes of Porsche, Nissan and BMW dealerships, local councils, and over 2000 Tyre retailing outlets. In fact, Uniflate was selected, and remains, the sole nitrogen Tyre inflation product used by Goodyear, Bridgestone, Michelin and Pirelli in all Formula 1 Grand Prix since 1992. With our Auto club coverage, we take it one step further than anyone else in the market.

New Product- 8 CCD Computerised Wheel Alignment System

Tyre Bay Direct have introduced a new range of Computerised wheel balancing equipment. The TBDWAG58 is the flagship system in the range offering state of the art alignment with full colour print out for wheel ranges 11″ – 25″.

Standard with the machine is the cabinet and mainframe computer with 17″ LCD screen, colour printer and Windows 7 operating platform. The system offers multi lingual audio guidance as well as a stunning 3D instructional training video.

The 4 sensors, all 8 CCD have touch key interface with Lithium batteries offering extended capacity and battery life. Also included are the 4 universal self centering clamps with the range of 11″-25″, mechanical turn plates, steering wheel lock and brake depressor.

Some of the other technical features of the system include;

New generation wireless communication
Dual wired and wireless control option
Data Freeze program to ensure no data loss
Lift calibration and compensation
Data of over 20,000 vehicles through Auto Data UK data base
Self diagnostic and repair
Black Box recorder
Work efficiency management program.

These systems are being offered at a special introductory price for a certain time and are available on line or through our main sales centre.

Tyre Bay Direct unveil the all new, UK manufactured Unite Bead Blaster

The Bead Booster / Blaster, sometimes referred to as a Cheetah has turned one of the most frustrating and time consuming jobs in the tyre shop into one of the quickest and easiest. It seats the beads of difficult tubeless tyres instantly by directing a rush of air into the gap between the tyre and rim, lifting the bead to give a contact seal which allows the tyre to inflate. Easy to use on car, truck, bus, agricultural and ATV tyres. Perfect for service vehicle and workshop use. It will save you time and money.

The Unite Bead Blaster is made in the UK and is supplied with full CE certification. Available now for a limited time at an introductory price of just £99.99 + VAT



Tyre Bay Direct Announcement- ISO accreditation

Tyre Bay Direct are proud to announce they have been accessed and approved by QMS International Plc to the following quality management systems, standards and guidelines: ISO 9001: 2008

The approved quality management systems apply to the following:


ISO 9001The certificate was presented by Jim Simnett to Siobhan Day on the 12th August 2011 at Tyre Bay Direct’s headquarters in Redditch, Worcestershire.


Finance Available from Tyre Bay Direct

Together with our partners Kennets Equipment Finance, we are able to offer you 3 attractive Finance deals:

2 Years, 3 Years, 5 Years

Applying for finance online couldn’t be easier consisting of 3 easy steps:

  1. Add your items to the online basket
  2. Choose the Finance option at the checkout
  3. Provide your address / delivery details then our finance team will be in contact with you to arrange the paperwork.

Apply online or call our sales team on 0845 900 2130

Tyre efficiency from Tyre Bay Direct

At Tyre Bay Direct we recommend inflating all tyres with Uniflate Nitrogen for improved fuel efficiency, reduced rolling resistance and increased pressure retention – keeping you safe and saving you money.

Uniflate Nitrogen has been used by every Formula 1 Grand Prix team since 1992, and was created right here at Tyre Bay Direct!  As experts in the industry, we believe Uniflate nitrogen combines high performance and maximum safety to make it our first choice for tyre inflation.

Uniflate Nitrogen Tyre InflationUniflate Nitrogen Tyre Inflation

New Product- Primeshield

As part of Tyre Bay Direct’s continued research into new products we now present:

PrimeshieldInvisible Gloves! If you work in dirt, grease, oil, rubber, paint or ink, PRIMESHIELD is the perfect solution.
PRIMESHIELD acts as an invisible glove forming a membrane 30 seconds after application, protecting working hands from the ingrained dirt and grime that industry throws at you.
PRIMESHIELD is more than just a barrier cream, with it’s 4-in-1 solution.

Available in sachet form, each sachet has enough product for 2 applications. Available in varying pack sizes as shown below. For larger bottles and dispensers please contact our sales team 01527 883580

Product Code TBD93-50 Quantity 50


Why Uniflate?

Police forces across the country conducted a survey; they discovered that 86% of vehicles involved in road traffic accidents had incorrect tyre pressures.

There are three main reasons why maintaining the right tyre pressure is important. The first is safety. Tyres that are under inflated can overheat and cause difficulty in road handling. The second reason is economy. Under inflated tyres suffer more damage than those with the correct pressure and need to be replaced more regularly. Vehicles with under-inflated tyres have increased rolling resistance that require more fuel to maintain the same speed. The third reason is the environment. Correct tyre pressures help to maintain optimum fuel efficiency. This can equate to lower Co2 emissions coming from your vehicle.

Why use Uniflate Oxygen and water vapour contained in normal compressed air leaks through the wall of the tyre resulting in a decrease in pressure. Uniflate contains minimal amounts of both oxygen and water vapour and therefore tyres remain at the correct pressure for longer. All the components of air that we have identified as undesirable are removed and replaced with Nitrogen. Nitrogen is an inert, dry, non-flammable gas that is favoured by Formula One racing for its safety and efficiency, therefore everything in Uniflate is what we want in a tyre.

Uniflate is the only inflation medium developed solely for pneumatic tyre inflation and maintains the correct tyre pressure for longer. This leads to benefits such as:

1) Reduced Fuel Consumption

Up to 5% reduction in fuel consumption

2) Longer Tread Life

Up to 25% increase in tyre life

3) Safer Motoring

Better road holding and handling

4) No Oxidation

No water vapour or oxygen means no corrosion of wheels

To discuss your specific requirements and no obligation quote talk to the experts,

1) Exclusive suppliers to Formula 1 Grand Prix Racing since 1992,

2) Over 1500 installations in the UK and Europe

3) Most competitive system on the market

4) A direct and never ending supply of nitrogen from your existing compressed air-no tanks- no re-fills

5) Can be installed in under 10 minutes

Call our sales team on 0845 900 2130


Nitrogen Tyre InflationUniflate Nitrogen Tyre Inflation

Unite Brand goes from Strength to Strength

Unite LogoTyre Bay Direct, exclusive UK suppliers of Unite Tyre Equipment believe they have built a strongly recognised brand synonymous with quality, durability and value for money.

For the last 6 years Tyre Bay Direct has maintained a close partnership with Unite to develop and supply durable, high spec tyre machinery at affordable prices. This is backed by the fact that Unite are now OEM suppliers to Toyota manufacturing in the Far East. Closer to home, Tyre Bay Direct have supplied Unite equipment to the likes of Police forces, MOD, Main car dealerships including Nissan and BMW and even major players in the market such as Hi Q and Pro-tyre centres. Leigh Stote, Sales Director commented “Pro-Tyre are a welcome customer for Tyre Bay Direct and seem happy with our service. They recently ordered a machine for their Stockport branch and were impressed with the prompt service. The feedback from the guys on site was that they thought the machine was very good and were impressed with the accessories supplied as standard”.

It’s unsurprising that Tyre Bay Direct and Unite are becoming the choice for many people with the quality carefully developed with the manufacturer and a through hand building and testing process taking place in their head office in the Midlands. The 2 year standard warranty also demonstrates the belief in the machines strength and that Tyre Bay Direct takes the after sales service of their customers very seriously.

New Product – Blue Nitrile Gloves

Blue Nitrile GlovesUnlike the usual latex gloves the Nitrile material that the gloves are made from is 3 times less likely to catch and tear but still offers the same sensitivity making them ideal for all situations. As well as this, the Nitrile material is resistant to chemicals providing a greater level of protection.

There’s no problem in getting a full day’s wear from these gloves and the blue material is just that bit more stylish than the old white latex. (Supplied in boxes of 100) available in sizes medium, large and extra large.

Product Code: TBD08DL –Large


Precision Automated Wheel Balancing from Tyre Bay Direct

Tyre Bay Direct is further consolidating its presence in the market with the growing popularity of its 3D motorised wheel balancer, at a fraction of the cost of similar products from other distributors.  The U829’s automatic data entry – including the wheel width measurement without the use of calipers – further reduces the turnover time when it comes to wheel balancing, especially with a cycle time of just 8 seconds per wheel. The self calibration functionality through the state of the art processor reduces the possibility of human error during set up and operation.  Amongst its other features, the machine boasts a split-weight function to provide precision balanced alloy wheels without unsightly visible weights.

The machine can comfortably deal with wheels from 10” – 24” and with adaptors available for motorcycles, light commercial vehicles and centreless or ‘blind’ wheels almost any wheel on the road can be balanced in seconds.


Complete with all the functionality that even the most demanding fast fit centre would expect the Unite U829 offers real value for money. Advanced diagnostic and calibration software also ensures the greatest possible accuracy and information is available to the fitter during the process. Leigh Stote, Sales Director at Tyre Bay Direct says “Unite is a strong brand in the market and their combined development with Tyre Bay Direct is providing some excellent solutions in the equipment market at realistic prices. We are proud to be associated with Unite and the quality that they offer and are pleased they have chosen us as their sole UK distributor.”

The Unite U829 is available with a 2 year warranty as standard and with Tyre Bay Direct’s own engineers providing installation, training and repair assistance across the UK as well as a full range of consumables available for free next day delivery, the after sales service is unrivalled.

Product Code: TBDU829


New Product- Pneumatic Tyre Spreader

Pneumatic Tyre SpreaderAs part of Tyre Bay Direct’s continued research into new products we now present:

The powerful Pneumatic tyre spreader will make repair of inner tyre a simple operation. With trigger operation the pneumatic ram and claws will open up the bead of the tyre with a simple push, giving full and easy access to the repair area.

Product Code: TBD077P



New Product- Tyre Caddy

As part of Tyre Bay Direct’s continued research into new products we now present:

The purpose built Tyre caddy makes moving multiple tyres around simple. With opening bottom “jaws” to reach under the tyre stack, lifting, moving and dropping up to 8 tyres at a time is a one man operation.

Not a standard “sack truck”. The design and operation is directed towards the sole purpose of Tyre movement.

Product Code: TBDCAD



New Product- Alloy Wheel Protector Rings Set

As part of Tyre Bay Direct’s continued research into new products we now present:

The metal ring protector set is suitable for all passenger car wheels. The rings protect alloy wheels during the mount and demount process. The set includes 6 rings from 15″ to 20″. Simply fit the ring over wheel prior to removal or fitment of the tyre to ensure no damage to the alloy wheel!

Product Code: AWPS


Pirelli pumps up with Uniflate nitrogen

Continuing a tradition of almost 20 years, Pirelli have chosen to extend the existing contract with Uniflate nitrogen tyre inflation across all Formula 1, GP1 and GP2 races for the next three seasons.

The move comes as no surprise to those in the know – in a race where every fraction of a second counts, the changes in pressure that can occur when tyres are inflated with compressed air rather than Uniflate gas can be disastrous to a team’s performance.

In 1991 the creators of Uniflate were approached by Goodyear to develop a tyre inflation system for Formula 1 racing.  The original system was a phenomenal success and was soon adopted by all Formula 1 teams and has been their choice of tyre inflation gas since the 1992 season to the present day.

Since Uniflate first went into partnership with Goodyear in 1992, all subsequent tyre suppliers to the championship teams have followed suit and Uniflate systems have been used alongside tyres manufactures by Bridgestone, Michelin and now Pirelli.

From the year 2000, Uniflate has been working closely with Formula 1 teams including Ferrari, McLaren, Williams, Toro Rosso, Force India and Honda to design and build bespoke tyre inflation systems according to individual teams’ requirements.

Uniflate are proud to continue their relationship with Formula 1 and are looking forward to working more closely with Pirelli in the seasons to come.

Uniflate Nitrogen Tyre Inflation Systems available exclusively at Tyre Bay Direct – Formula 1 Technology in your workshop!  Call Leigh on 01527 883 580 for more information on how to offer Uniflate to your customers!

Tyre Bay Direct’s New Look Installation and Service Vehicles

Tyre Bay Direct’s team of installation and service engineers are back on the road in new look service vehicles.  Delivering and installing our range of garage equipment, wheel balancers and tyre changers up and down the country and providing all the necessary training for our happy customers, our engineers could be coming to you with some top quality equipment from Unite – exclusively distributed by Tyre Bay Direct.

New catalogue release

Our brand new 16 page catalogue contains the best value high quality equipment from valves, weights and tyre repair to tyre changers, wheel balancers and Nitrogen to fit every budget and application. Go online to our home page and browse our interactive catalogue or request a copy info@tyrebaydirect.com 

Tyre Bay Direct- Ultimate Start up Package

This package has been specifically designed to offer fantastic savings on the very best equipment for tyre changing and balancing.

The state of the art U226 with low profile and run flat capability combined with the fully automatic 3D wheel balancer including both adaptors. A powerful 2.2kw professional compressor and 540NM air wrench all consumables including weights, valves, repair materials, hand tools and pastes along with air hoses, jacks and 2 year warranty.

Call our sales team 0845 900 2130 for details

Garage Equipment from Tyre Bay Direct

Tyre Bay Direct are pleased to announce the expansion of their range of high quality garage equipment with the introduction of a range of lifting equipment.  In addition to the tyre changers, wheel balancers and nitrogen tyre inflation systems already available, Tyre Bay Direct have further cemented their position in the market as a one stop shop for everything you’ll need in a tyre bay.

The lifts available have been robustly constructed by Unite, a brand with which Tyre Bay Direct have had a strong working relationship for many years and continue to be sole distributors of the brand in the UK.  Available in either a two-post or four-post construction and with a choice of manual or electromagnetic locking for optimised safety and reliability Unite’s lifts are a solid investment for any workshop.  The four-ton four-post model is also perfectly adapted to use during four wheel alignment, opening up the possibility for an additional revenue stream for your business.

The Unite range of garage equipment, exclusive to Tyre Bay Direct, also features great value tyre changers and wheel balancers suitable for a variety of applications.  Whether it’s a mobile van, a small tyre bay as an addition to an existing business or a busy fast fit centre, Tyre Bay Direct’s expert sales team and experienced engineers can find the garage equipment solution for you.  As with all of Tyre Bay Direct’s Unite machinery, everything is supplied with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty as standard.  Leigh Stote, Managing Director at Tyre Bay Direct confirms, “With engineers up and down the country, complete stock of spares and accessories and solid technical knowledge of the Unite brand, we offer after sales support that is unrivalled in our industry.”