Sidney Jackson and Son - New and used Ford Cars in Macclesfield near Stockport, Cheshire

COVID 19 Update 29th May 2020


We are very pleased to say that as of Monday June 1st our Showroom and Workshop will be in full force!

Our amazing technicians have been working hard since May 14th to clear the backlog of service and repairs, we have taken the time over the last few weeks to ensure that the processes we have in place to keep our staff and customers safe are working correctly!

Although in and around our showroom looks very different, this is to keep everyone safe. Can we please ask that your follow the signs and directions we have set in place, we will be keeping our eyes on the guidelines set out by the Government and we will adapt as time goes on.

From all the staff at Sidney Jackson & Son, we would like to thank each and every one of our customers for their continued support.

We will be contactable on the following numbers and emails. - General Information & Sales - Accounts - Pay Invoices.

Contact Numbers - 01625828692 or 01625829248 or 07545696667

You can now use our Live Chat on our website! And we also have ZOOM or Facetime if you want to view any of our cars!

Please note that from 30 March 2020, MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months. This is being done to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. For more information go to

Sidney Jackson & Son Winter tyres

Winter Tyres v Summer Tyres: the Truth! - Auto Express

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why should I fit winter tyres?
    Primarily winter tyres are designed for temperatures below 7ºC. They are safer in cold conditions, wet or dry, because the tread compounds heat up quicker to create better grip in lower temperatures. Winter tyres use a higher proportion of natural rubber in the tread, minimising the hardening effect at low temperatures. This results in a higher level of grip providing improved braking distances compared to standard summer tyres - 10% in rain, 20% in snow.
  2. Are winter tyres only for use in snow?
    Winter tyres are not ‘snow’ tyres and will outperform standard summer tyres in all conditions below 7ºC, not just snow and ice. The wider grooves on the winter tyre tread pattern are more effective in slush as well as snow, giving additional traction. The large amount of ‘sipes’ in the tread area create a large number of biting edges which interlock with the surface conditions and improve braking and traction/acceleration. Sipes are tiny slits in the tread blocks that run across the width of many winter tyres: they allow better contact between the tyre and wet, muddy and icy roads. The rubber compounds used for winter tyres are much softer, which prevents hardening at cold temperatures resulting in improved handling.
  3. How do winter tyres perform in wet conditions?
    Modern high-performance standard tyres have a harder tread compound, which is engineered to ensure grip at medium/high temperatures. The molecules in the tread rubber freeze and harden as temperatures fall, thereby increasing the risk of aquaplaning and increasing braking distance. When temperatures drop below 7ºC, winter tyres retain more flexibility and are less prone to aquaplaning.
  4. Why should winter tyres be fitted in sets of four?
    Tyres need to perform consistently, particularly braking in severe weather conditions. Fitting winter tyres only on the driving wheels is not recommended. If your car is front-wheel drive and the winter tyres are only fitted on the front wheels you risk spinning. If your car is rear-wheel drive and the tyres are only fitted on the rear wheels you risk sliding off the road while turning. You should ensure that all tyres are of the same speed rating and load index. Consequently, a mix of winter tyres and standard summer tyres should not be fitted to your vehicle.
  5. Do winter tyres affect my insurance?
    While winter tyres should reduce the risk of accident when temperatures drop below 7ºC, their fitment may be viewed as a modification. They should be in line with the motor manufacturer’s specification and fitted by a reputable dealer. Although fitment of winter tyres should not affect your insurance premium, it is best practice to notify your insurance company.
  6. If I fit winter tyres do I have to drive more slowly?
    Winter tyres have a lower speed rating than standard summer tyres. However the lower speed rating should be adequate in winter conditions – for example dropping down from a V rating (max 149 mph) to an H rating (max 131 mph).
  7. Do I have to fit winter tyres when driving in Europe?
    Before travelling to Europe in the winter months, you should check the legislation as winter tyres are mandatory in some countries such as Austria, Germany, Finland and Sweden. You should also note that some countries require a higher minimum tread depth (e.g. 3mm) than the legal minimum of 1.6 mm in the UK.
  8. What happens when temperatures rise above 7ºC?
    As the average temperatures between October and March are below 7ºC, you should consider waiting until April before changing back to standard summer tyres.

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Sidney Jackson & Son – Winter / Summer Tyre Hotel 2018

To solve the issue of storage that customers face when purchasing winter Tyres.

End of Period of Store
The Company may send you a reminder when the Seasonal Period is coming to an end to enable you to arrange to have your Goods removed from storage and refitted. At this point further storage can be arranged at the costs shown above.

Lost Goods
In the unlikely event that the Goods cannot be found when you wish to retrieve them from storage, the Company will replace the Goods which are either the same, or an equivalent if the same is no longer available.

Contact Information
The Company will use the contact details provided on the Tyre Hotel receipt in any correspondence, unless advised otherwise by the customer in writing.

Sidney Jackson & Son Limited - Registered Office: Wilmslow Road Garage, Wilmslow Road, Butley, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4LG - Registered in England No. 00765655 - Privacy Policy
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