- It is the responsibility of every driver on UK roads to know that their vehicle’s tyres are both safe and legal.
- Tyres are the only part of a vehicle that should ever come in to contact with the road, so knowing the tyres fitted to your car are up to the job could not be more important!
How do i check my tyres are safe?
- There are many factors when it comes to tyre safety:
- Tread depth and condition
- Side wall condition
- Tyre pressure
- Wheel Balance
- Shape of tyre
- Load index
- Speed rating
- Checking tyres regularly can both ensure the safety of the vehicle and its passengers, as well as prolonging the life of a tyre.
- The legal wear limit for tyres fitted to cars on UK roads is 1.6mm. When new, tyres come with around 8mm of tread, meaning 6.4mm of this tread is usable.
- The best way to check remaining tread on a tyre is by using a tread depth gauge. Our technicians pride themselves on having modern, up to date equipment, and use digitally calibrated tread depth gauges to ensure an accurate reading of remaining tread every time.
- There will never be a better time to have your tyres checked. Please do not hesitate in contacting us here at Tutts of Dorking to arrange an appointment to have one of our technicians check your vehicle’s tyres.
Having unsafe or illegal tyres not only creates safety issues, but it also means you could face both a £2500 fine and 3 penalty points on your driving license, per tyre. This means, 4 illegal tyres would cost you £10,000 and 12 penalty points, putting your license at serious risk.
What tyres do i need?
Tyres come in many different sizes and there is a large variation on quality of tyre. Here at Tutts, we are partnered with a large nationwide tyre wholesalers, meaning tyres in all sizes and quality are readily available. If you aren’t sure what tyres should be fitted to your car, don’t worry! Both our service team and technicians are more than willing to help ensure you are getting the right tyre, and equally important, for the right price!