UK law requires that your vehicle is fitted with the correct type and size of tyre for the vehicle you are driving and for the puropse it is being used
The legal limit for minimum tread depth on your tyres is 1.6mm across 3/4 of the tread area. The rest of the tyre must have no exposed cords and there must be no bulges, cuts or cracks exposing the casing on the sidewall.
The chart to the left shows how worn a tyre is at various points in it's life. As can be seen, it is generally recommended that you replace your tyres BEFORE they reach the legal limit of 1.6mm.
In fact, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, (ROSPA), advise that tyres are replaced when they reach 3mm. This is in line with the legal limit across much of mainland Europe.
If you are unsure how worn your tyres are, simply pop into see us and we'll gladly look them over for you!
Alternatively, for a quick and easy way to check you're legal, take the 20p test today!
See below to find out how...
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All tyre repairs undertaken by us are covered by British Standard BSAU159f. This defines the limits for location, size and number of repairs that can be carried out as well as stipulation the quality of the repair materials used.
THESE ARE THE ONLY TYPE LEGAL FOR UK ROAD USE.
We can repair damage under 5mm that falls within the central 3/4 of the tread area.
We ispect every tyre thoroughly before repair for:
Illegal tread depth, Run flat damage, Secondary damage, (caused by puncturing object), deterioration of the tyre sidewall, bead damage, exposed cords, faulty or illegal previous repairs, previous use of emergency inflation foam.
In addition, all our repaired tyres are carefully refitted to ensure no inbalance occurs.