noun ADJ. flat, punctured I got a flat tyre soon after setting off. | blown-out, burst | bald, worn | defective, illegal | spare | front | back, rear | nearside | offside | fat tough-looking trucks with fat tyres and reinforced springs | pneumatic | crossply, radial | whitewall | bicycle, car, etc. QUANT. set VERB + TYRE change, replace | inflate, pump up | deflate, let down Someone let the tyres down overnight as a mean joke. | fit, fit sth with This car is fitted with radial tyres. | blow, burst He was going so fast he blew a tyre. | patch, repair, retread He's patching the bike tyre that got a puncture yesterday. | check She checked the tyres and oil before setting off. | slash Vandals had slashed the tyres and broken the side mirror. TYRE + VERB deflate, go flat, get/have a puncture, puncture | blow (out), burst A back tyre blew after half an hour tearing along a rocky road. | crunch, screech, squeal The tyres crunched to a standstill on the gravel. She braked suddenly, her tyres squealing in protest. TYRE + NOUN mark, tracks | pressure | tread PHRASES a crunch/screech/squeal of tyres He roared up the drive with a screech of tyres.
Oxford Collocations Dictionary
ADJECTIVES/NOUN + tyre
a front/rear tyre
• I bought a set of new front tyres.
a flat tyre
(= one which the air has come out of )
• I had a flat tyre and had to walk home.
a burst tyre
• On lap two, Millar suffered a burst tire, which caused him to crash.
a bald tyre
(= one which has worn smooth )
• When police officers examined the car, they discovered that it had two bald tyres.
a car/lorry(UK) /bicycle etc tyre
• They sell and fit car tyres.
a spare tyre
• Always carry a spare tire.
change a tyre
• I have never changed a tyre or looked under a bonnet.
puncture a tyre
• The tyre had punctured and had to be replaced.
tyre + NOUN
the tyre pressure
(= the force of the air in a tyre )
• Have you checked the tyre pressure?
( also tyre tracks ) (= marks left by tyres )
• There were tire marks on the road close to where the crash happened.