Tips

The importance of taking care of your tyres  

Drivers often overlook the importance of taking care of their tyres. Poor tyres can significantly reduce the performance of your vehicle.

Having legal tread depth is one of the most important checks you can make. As of 3rd March 2017, even if you have just one worn tyre, that could mean 3 points on your licence and a £2500 fine.

The legal tread depth is 1.6mm across the central three quarters of the tyre. A simple, easy way to check this is the 20p test. Put the coin in the grooves of the tyre, if you can’t see the outer band, then your tyres are above the legal limit. On the other hand, if the band is visible, your tyres may be illegal and should be changed.