If you are planning on selling your car you should make sure the tyres are in good condition to get the best price, according to a financial advice website.
Lovemoney.com warns vehicle owners that balding tyres, or those near the minimum tread limit, are also likely to impact the value of the car – possibly by as much as £100 to £150 per tyre.
It advises motorists: “So make sure you regularly check the tread. The legal minimum tread is 1.6mm, although the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents recommends that worn tyres are replaced well before this level is reached – ideally when they reach 3mm.
“It’s also a good idea to check the tyre pressure once a week. Look in the vehicle handbook, or consult your garage or tyre dealer to find out the recommended tyre pressure. And don’t forget to make sure your car has a spare tyre.”
The website also warns that badly scratched or tarnished alloys wheels can take £50 to £100 per alloy off the car’s value, so vehicle owners should make sure they are cleaned up before showing the vehicle to prospective buyers
Denna Bowman, Head Office