McShane Tyres go the extra mile
McShane Tyres is a leading tyre depot and repair garage in Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh which is run by Kevin McShane and specialises in fitting and repairing tyres for cars, jeeps, vans, trucks, tractors and quarry equipment.
While McShane Tyres has only been trading since 2019, Kevin’s father Martin previously ran a garage from the same site that continues to carry out car repairs, servicing and pre-NCT / MOT checks along with car washing. McShane Tyres has quickly established itself as the number one name for tyres, 4-wheel alignment, fast puncture repairs and tracking in the region. The Dundalk Road depot has everything Kevin and his team need to repair and replace tyres, including two-post lifts (x2), a four-post lift, two car tyre changing machines and a new state-of-the-art Corghi Exact Linear Plus 4-wheel aligner.
“We extended the workshop to accommodate the new 4-wheel alignment system. We also hope to invest in a Corghi truck tyre changing machine in the near future,” says Kevin, who is joined in the business by the aforementioned Martin and his cousin Lee McShane.
“We cater for every type of vehicle and all the popular tyre brands. It’s all about giving customers the service they want.”
McShane Tyres provides a comprehensive range of tyres for different vehicles to suit all budgets. In addition, the family-run business offers a callout service. It has two fully-kitted vans dedicated to this which are able to carry out repairs onsite or on the roadside.
The company provides free and impartial advice on the best quality tyres to suit your needs and budgets. It represents many of the leading brands, including Michelin, CEAT, Kleber, WESTLAKE, TRIANGLE, Hankook and Kumho.
“WESTLAKE are a great, value-for-money truck tyre. CEAT, Kleber and Michelin are very good too,” Kevin explains.
“Hankook and Kumho are our best-selling car tyre brands, while CEAT, Kleber and Michelin make a good tractor tyre.”
One of McShane Tyres’ main selling points is its location on the Northern Ireland / Republic of Ireland border and within a short drive of the M1 and M11 motorways.
“We’re only a mile from the border and are within easy reach of our customers in Armagh, Louth, Monaghan and South Down. We’re also only 10 minutes from the motorway which means our callout team are ideally positioned to respond to client demands for emergency tyre repair and replacement. We are the only company in our area offering a reliable mobile tyre repair service,” continues Kevin, who has won several Armagh and Ulster senior football championship medals with the famous Crossmaglen Rangers.
“Recognising the frustration and distress that a punctured or damaged tyre can cause, we are available to our customers six days a week. Our highly-skilled tyre fitters have the tools and expertise to handle everything from cars and vans to trucks and tractors. We pride ourselves on our exceptional and value-for-money service.”
As an agent for WESTLAKE tyres, McShane Tyres offers high-quality tyres that are specifically designed for tankers and tippers. WESTLAKE tyres have various tread patterns suitable for both drive and steer positions. For box and recovery lorries, McShane Tyres carry a wide selection of tyre brands known for their durability and ability to handle heavy loads. Whether you’re an individual or part of a fleet, they have the perfect replacement tyres to suit your needs.
The same goes for agricultural machinery such as tractors, silage wagons, slurry tankers, telehandlers and bobcats. As an agent for CEAT, Kleber and Michelin, McShane Tyres offers tyres with excellent traction and low-angle lugs that minimise ground damage when operating on soft surfaces. CEAT tyres are backed by a seven-year warranty.
“With new tyres being crucial to vehicle safety, we concentrate on offering only the highest calibre tyres from prestigious manufacturers,” adds Shane, whose growing customer-base includes John O’Neill Sand & Gravel, JC Recycling, Darren McAteer Services and many more.
As McShane Tyres continues to go from strength to strength, Kevin would like to take this opportunity to thank his customers and suppliers for their continued support as well as his small but dedicated team of tyre fitters for their hard work, dedication and skill.
Opening hours are 8am to 6pm Monday-Friday and 8am to 4pm on Saturdays.
148 Dundalk Road,
Telephone: +44 28 3086 8999
Email: [email protected]
First published in Irish Trucker magazine December 2023/January 2024, Vol 26-7