One of the most important tasks when owning a car is to ensure good maintenance of your car tyres. There are many simple steps you can take to make sure your tyres comply with the UK regulations, so we’ve put together some top tips to keep you and your passengers safe; as well as prolonging the life of your tyres, reducing your fuel bills, cutting down on Co2 emissions, ensuring you have optimum control and maintaining sound road handling while driving.
Tyres driven with incorrect pressures can be highly dangerous. They are subject to decreased grip and increased braking distance; there could also be a higher risk of damaging your tyres.
Impact with potholes, kerbs or other debris on the road can result in external tyre damage. Emergency braking can also damage tyres. If left unchecked, damage to a tyres structure can result in accidents. Did you know all our part worn tyres come with a 3 month accidental damage warranty?
The legal minimum tyre tread depth in the UK is 1.6mm over the central ¾ of the tyres width. Without adequate tread, tyres cannot perform properly. It’s advisable to replace your tyres before the tread reaches 1.6mm.
UK Car Tyre Law
Driving with worn or damaged tyres does not only jeopardise your safety, and the safety of other road users; it can also get you a hefty fine and several points on your driving licence. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that the tyres fitted to the vehicle they are driving are fit for purpose, this includes motorbikes and trailers.
Part Worn Tyres
The sale of part worn tyres in the UK is legal and highly regulated, however, the majority of part worn tyres that are sold are actually illegal and do not meet UK safety standards. Re-Tyred ensures each and every single part worn tyre we sell meets the UK safety standards, find out more here.
If you have any concerns or questions about your tyres, or tyre condition give us a call talk to one of our experienced staff. Alternatively stop by at time that suits you – all of our trained specialists will be happy to help and inspect tyres you might be concerned with.