Tyre Tread Depth Check
Get your tyres tread depth checked to stay safe on the road
It’s important to regularly check the condition of your tyres as over time they will begin to wear.
Worn tyres impact not only on your driving experience, but also the safety and legality of your vehicle.
WHEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE YOUR TYRES?
Although the current legal minimum for tyre tread depth
is 1.6mm, research shows that tyres with a tread depth
below 3mm have a significantly reduced braking distance,
especially in wet weather conditions.
WHAT DO WE CHECK?
• Pressure: when the tyres are cold
• Tread depth: using a tyre tread depth gauge
• Tyre damage: including cuts and cracks
• Spare tyre: pressure and tread
CHOOSING THE RIGHT NEW TYRES
From the 1st November 2012, all new tyres manufactured
after the 1st July 2012 must be labelled according to new
EU tyre regulations. The labels provide information on fuel
efficiency, grip in wet conditions and external noise.