Please ensure you check the tyres regularly…illegal tyres are not only dangerous but if caught by the police you will get points on your licence. Each bald or defective tyre carries a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points so if all four aren’t up to standard you could be looking at a fine of £10,000, 12 points and an automatic ban.
Tyres must have a tread depth of 1.6mm in a continuous band around the centre three quarters of the tyre.
If you need help checking the tyres just give us a call on 01933 677137 and we will arrange a time for you to pop in to have a mechanic take a look for you.
A tyre starts its life with about 8mm of tread so when it hits the 1.6mm legal limit it is 80% worn.
The life of a tyre does vary depending on the brand, driving style and road conditions. To help prolong your tyres we recommend having a good quality brand, regularly checking the pressures to ensure optimum performance and not braking to heavy/late.
We supply a wide range of tyres so if you think yours need replacing why not give us a call for a quote. Please remember- we will need the tyre size to provide a quote, you can find this out by looking at the sidewall of your current tyre.