What have your tyres and men’s size 8 shoes got in common?

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A property agency has used an iPad tablet, rather than a typical measurement of a square foot, to illustrate the massive parity between prices across the UK.

Apparently, an iPad sized piece of property would costs you £1,400 in Mayfair, which is 10 times more expensive than purchasing exactly the same size space in Birmingham, according to OnTheMarket.com.

This is a great way to get people to sit up and take notice and we use a similar visual analogy to help motorists understand why tyre maintenance is so important.

We reiterate the message from RoSPA that tyres are the vehicle’s only point of contact with the road and the actual area of contact between the car and the road through the tyres is small, roughly equivalent to four size eight men’s shoes. It states that “Bald tyres – ‘slicks’ – may be fine for a race car on a dry track, but no good at all for road vehicles on a wet road surface. Tyres treads are designed to pump water from the road surface and provide maximum grip. By the time the tread is worn down to the legal limit they will be unable to perform this task efficiently and MUST be replaced.”

Braking, accelerating, cornering and steering all rely on your tyres and we hope this image drives home the importance of making sure that your tyres are always in a safe and legal condition. The legal minimum tread depth limit is 1.6mm across the central three quarters, around the entire circumference and you can see how to check this by clicking here and watching our short video.

It is also worth pointing out that motoring and tyre safety experts recommend replacing your tyres when they wear down to below 3mm, this is to help deliver better performance, especially on wet roads when worn tyres dramatically increase the risk of aquaplaning.

etyres supply and fit a wide range of tyres and our highly competitive prices suit all budgets, including economy, mid-range and all the premium brands. Plus our mobile tyre fitting service means we come to you, whether you are at home or work, so you can get on with your daily routine while we fit your new tyres

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