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Tyres are the only parts of the car which are in contact with the road. Safety in acceleration, braking, steering and cornering all depend on a relatively small area of road contact. It is therefore of paramount importance that tyres should be maintained in good condition at all times and that when the time comes to change them the correct replacements are fitted.
We stock tyres from all of the major brands to accomodate all budgets and to help you even further we are currently offering FREE front end alignment with every 4 tyres fitted.
WHAT IS THE LEGAL TYRE TREAD DEPTH LIMIT IN THE UK?
1.6mm across the central ¾ of the tread and around the whole circumference of the tyre.
WHAT IS THE PENALTY?
If your tyres are found to have less than 1.6mm tread you can be fined £2,500 per tyre and receive 3 penalty points.
MY TYRES HAVE WORN UNEVENLY, WHY?
Abnormal or uneven wear on tyres is often a sign of a mechanical problem. The mechanical parts such as steering, wheel alignment and brakes should be checked.
UK law requires that all vehicles are fitted with the correct tyre and size of tyre for the vehicle you are driving for the purpose intended. This means fitting the correct tyres and ensuring that they are inflated to the correct pressure.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHAT IS THE CORRECT TYRE PRESSURE FOR MY VEHICLE?
Look in your drivers’ manual or you may have a sticker on the driver’s side door or sill. Check pressures when the tyre is cold as the pressure will increase when the tyre warms up after driving.
WHY IS CORRECT TYRE PRESSURE IMPORTANT?
If tyres are over-inflated the vehicle ride will be harder and more uncomfortable and the tyre tread will be worn out in the centre of the tread. Under-inflation can cause tyre damage, uneven wear and is found to increase fuel consumption.
WHAT DO I DO IF I FIND A BULGE ON MY TYRE?
This is a sign that the tyre has been damaged, probably caused by a heavy impact or hitting the kerb. The tyre may be illegal and potentially dangerous and the advice of a tyre expert should be sought immediately. The same is true if you find cracking or cuts on your tyres.
WHAT IS TPMS? – TPMS – TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
TPMS is an electronic system to monitor air pressure in tyres which alerts the driver, via a gauge, a pictogram icon display or a simple warning light on the dashboard, to a fall in tyre pressure (usually triggered when air pressure falls 25% below the manufacturers’ recommended level).
Benefits of TPMS – Under-inflated tyres can adversely affect a vehicle’s road holding, handling and braking. Tyres which are correctly inflated will enjoy an extended life, increased fuel efficiency and decreased emissions in addition to the obvious driving and safety advantages.
TPMS on NEW vehicles
As of November 2012 European legislation will dictate that all new vehicles must be fitted with TPMS and must be in working order.