Passenger / Family, 4 X 4, Van & High Performance Tyres.
We stock a wide range of tyres from leading manufacturers. When you call or visit us we can recommend the best tyre for your budget and needs. Your tyres are the only part of the car which are in contact with the road, so acceleration, braking and steering all depend on this. It is therefore important that tyres should be maintained at all times.
UK Tyre Law
The law requires a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm in a continuous band around the central three quarters of the tyre. To help you judge how much tread you have on your tyres, manufacturers mould tread bars at approximately 1.6mm around the circumference of the tyre. When these bars become level with the tread it is time to replace the tyre. However, for optimum safety, most manufacturers recommend that your tyres are changed at 3mm.
You can check this using a 20p piece. Ideally, tyre tread should be checked at least once a month at the same time that you check your tyre pressure. Insert the 20p coin into the main tyre grooves at several places around the circumference of the tyre and across its width. If the outer band of the 20p coin is visible whenever you check the tread, your tread depth may be illegal and you should have them checked by a qualified tyre specialist. When checking your tread depth, give the rest of the tyres a visual inspection for any cuts or bulges and remove any stones or objects embedded in the tread.
If in any doubt, pop on in and one of our skilled technicians will happily check for you.
All prices quoted are internet purchase only, subject to manufacturers availability.