The tyre pictured above was recently changed by one of our centres and just shows how easy it is to forget about your tyres if you don't check them regulary.
Our advise is to check the condition of your tyres regularly
to be certain they are not damaged or worn out. Having an illegal tyre on your car can incur 3 penalty points on your driving licence and a fine of up to £2,500 per illegal tyre.
(Having four worn tyres could potentially loose you your driving licence & incur a fine of up to £10,000).
Regular tyre checks could also find cuts & abrasions that could be illegal or be a puncture or an accident waiting to happen.
UK Tyre Law
The UK tyre law requires a minimum of 1.6mm of tread depth, which is measured across the central ¾ of the of the tyre, in a continuous band around the circumference of the tyre.
All vehicles should be fitted with the correct tyre size & type suitable for the vehicle and the purpose it has been designed/used for.
The car must have the right tyres fitted and they must be
inflated to the manufacturer's recommended tyre pressure for safety reasons.
All of our centres will check your tyre pressures free of charge.
For safety reasons, it is recommended that you replace your tyres with 3mm of tread remaining. This is above the legal limit but at 1.6 millimetres, in wet weather conditions, it takes an extra two car lengths (8 metres) to stop your car from 50 mph than if your tread was at 3mm.
Mixing brands and patterns of the same construction type is permissible depending on the vehicle type and manufacturers recommendation. We will, however, always recommend you have matching tyres across an axle even though the front tyres may be a different brand on the rear axle.
If you are at all unsure about your tyre tread or think your tyres are nearing the legal limit, we provide free tyre checks at all Bush Group centres for your convenience & peace of mind.
All of our trained technicians will carry out a full inspection of your tyres to check their general condition, ensuring the tread depths meet minimum legal requirements. We can also check that the correct tyre pressure is maintained as per manufacturer's recommendations.