With the flurry of storm warnings sweeping across the UK, we thought it would be a good time to remind our customers about the importance of making sure your tyres can cope on rain-soaked roads.
It is a fact that worn tyres won’t hold the road in wet conditions as well as those with with a good, deep tread and it takes just a couple of minutes to make sure yours have plenty of grip.
The minimum legal tread depth limit is 1.6mm across the centre three quarters of your tyre, around its entire circumference. If you are not sure how to check your tyre tread depths, click here and watch our short video which demonstrates how to do it. However, although 1.6mm is the legal minimum, many safety and motoring groups state that you should seriously consider replacing your tyres when they wear below 3mm, especially during the winter months.
While you are checking your tyre tread depths, it is also a good idea to look for signs of damage, such as cuts, bulges, splits or objects embedded in the sidewall. Any of these problems could lead to slow punctures or blowouts at high speed and don’t automatically mean you have to buy a brand new tyre, you could get away with a puncture repair.
etyres supply and fit a wide range of tyres to suit all budgets and also offer a mobile puncture repair service, which means you don’t have to risk causing more damage to an impaired tyre by driving on it to a local garage or fast fit depot, because we come to you and repair your tyre or fit a new replacement at your home or work.
Denna Bowman, Head Office