We know that there are many questions that revolve around the general subject of 'finding a new tyre'. In an effort to help you, we have set up a these pages to answer any question that you might have in relation to tyres.
A good first port of call for many is our Frequently Asked Questions section. The FAQs have been produced to hopefully serve as a one-stop-shop for almost any question that you may have about tyres. Of course, if you cannot find an answer to a question then get in touch with our team of experts who will be more than willing to help. They can be contacted on 0845 620 2000.
Before heading to the FAQ section, have a look at the following points that we believe every motorist should know:
When to replace your tyres:
In the UK, car tyres must by law have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm across three quarters of the tread's width and around the entire circumference of the tyre. However, the handling and braking capabilities of a tyre will begin to reduce once the tread depth gets between the 2-3mm mark - especially in wet or icy conditions. You should, to be safe, replace your tyres when the tread depth is below 3mm.
How to check your tread depth:
Many tyres today have a tread wear indicator in the groove of the tyre. These indicators are raised 1.6mm above the base of the tread groove so that when the adjacent tread has worn down to this level it indicates that the tyre should be changed.
Another way to check your tread depth is above the legal limit, is to place a 20p in the tread. If the border around the edge of the coin is visible you should replace the tyre. (Please note: the use of a coin is only a quick and rough guide; for a more accurate reading, we recommend using a tread gauge or consulting your local garage).
How often your tyres should be checked:
In an ideal world, you should check your tyre's tread depth and pressure at least once every two weeks. By doing this you can catch any potential problems with your tyres early on, making your vehicle safer and more fuel efficient.