Making sure your tyres have the legal tread depth is not important just for safety reasons, it will also stop you clocking up penalty points on your licence and incurring hefty fines.
The other week a 25-year-old motorists was fined £135 and and handed three licence penalty points for driving a vehicle with tyres that were below the legal tread depth.
And the financial penalty didn’t end there – Dudley Magistrates also ordered the driver to pay a £15 victim surcharge and £80 police costs, because the tread on the two front tyres of the VW Golf he was driving were below the legal limit.
When money is tight, it might seem tempting to keep driving on bald tyres to save the expensive of buying replacements, but it can be a massive false economy.
Fines, penalty points, accident repairs and increased insurance premiums are all possible repercussions of driving on illegal tyres.
The sensible approach is to shop around to get the best deal you can. etyres operate a free mobile fitting service, and because we don’t have expensive tyre depots or garages to run, we pass our savings on to our customers with much cheaper prices.
Denna Bowman, Head Office