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About R-Tec Auto Design

About R-Tec Auto Design

About R-Tec Auto Design

R-Tec Auto Design was founded by the Ripp family who has been in the automotive customising business for over 40 years. They were also the original founders Ripspeed Racing London and partners of Xtreme Motorsport Essex.

 Rtec are retailers and e-tailers of Alloy wheels, performance tyres, performance exhausts, suspension components plus other car modification accessories with the emphasis on value for money and good customer service.

R-Tec trade from a 15000 sq ft retail Store & workshop in St Albans Hertfordshire plus hold overstocks in our local warehouse. R-Tec are the largest wheel and tyre retailer in the country.

The attention to detail and design does not just stop with our showroom, one look at our workshop will instantly give you the peace of mind that your vehicle is in the safest hands possible.

R-Tec pride themselves on having some of the best facilities and tools in the industry. Our state-of-the-art workshop houses our American Reflex Exhaust pipe bending equipment, state of the art wheel-balancing & Tyre fitting machines, The latest wheel alignment machine, Nitrogen tyre inflation, six Bradbury lifts/ramps, racks and racks of tyres and more...


Historically, we have been known for selling modified car accessories with sound advice to our clients, 'there are far too many e-tailers who pretend to have knowledge in our industry'. In recent years we've responded to a shift in Luxury vehicle modification due to demand. Our store in St Albans is equipped with a workshop with all of the latest fitting equipment and a large showroom where you are able to touch a feel the product before you buy.

About R-Tec Auto Design

Saving you money

R-Tec buy in large quantities, and the strong relationships we have built up with our suppliers over 40 years allow us to negotiate extra savings. These strategies mean that our store is brimming with alloy wheels and tyres with the additions of other car modification products.

R-Tec monitor and react to the competition's prices on a daily basis. Please feel free to check around - in the unlikely event that you find any of the products we sell cheaper anywhere else (in-store and on-line*) we'll try to beat All that we ask is the parts you are interested in is brand new, in stock and that the lower price is being offered by an authorised dealer.

*Delivery charge added if mail order offer only.

Our Philosophy

R-Tec’s core philosophy can be summed up by the motto Top Brands, Best Prices, Best Bodykits and Styling, Specialist staff offering good Advice with large stocks in-store. With the option to have the parts fitted onsite

R-tec’s staff are chosen on the criteria of enthusiasm and friendliness, rather than good looks or skill in hard sales techniques. We like to think that our colleagues are some of the most experienced in the industry, so please pay us a visit - have a coffee in our espresso bar, and allow us to offer as much advice as you need.

We believe in providing a non-intimidating atmosphere, one in which we work with you to ensure that you get the desired results from your choices.

R-Tec Credentials

R-Tec has also received recognition from many automotive magazines for being the best barbarian online store in the UK and from many TV channels the likes of MTV due to our help on several programs and series.

Our Green Credentials

R-Tec Auto Design recognises that the provision of all services and products generates an impact on the environment and we are fully committed to minimising any potential negative impact by continually striving to improve our environmental performance. When we install a new exhaust or new tyres it is nice to know how your old one/s will be disposed. By using an environmentally friendly disposal process we are helping to reduce our carbon footprint, R-Tec only uses fully certified registered members of the recycling industry who abide by the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 and fully certified registered members of the TRA and insured tyre recycling companies to help with the best disposal possible.