Tyre And Tyre Safety Information

  • More tread means more grip in wet driving conditions, keeping you and your passengers safe.
  • Correct tyre pressures prolong the life of your tyres and improve the handling and safety of your vehicle. Correct tyre pressures leads to greater fuel economy and fewer trips to the fuel pumps.
  • Correct wheel alignment reduces the chance of uneven/excessive tyre wear and handling issues associated with misalignment. Correct wheel alignment or tracking is another way to improve on your fuel economy.
  • The legal limit for cars and vans is 1.6mm across the central 3/4s of the tread on your tyres. The legal limit for motorcycle tyres is 1mm across the whole tread area. Failure to meet these requirement may lead to 3 penalty points and up to a £2,500 fine for each tyre.
  • Tread Wear Indicators are there to help you identify when your tyres need changing. When the tyre tread surface has worn down to the same level as the raised rubber indicators, tyre replacement is required. It is also important to be mindful of dangerous cuts cracks and bulges that can appear on your tyres. Look along the sides of your tyres, there will be a little triangle or the letters TWI *tread wear indicator* (there are usually up to 8 of these markers on each tyre) look over the tread area adjacent to these markings to find the raised limit.

Pop in to your local garage today for a free tyre check, tyre pressure check, tracking check and wheel balance check.

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