The minimum legal tread depth for a car tyre in the UK is 1.6mm across 3/4 of the tyre. However, it is recommended that you change your tyres before this point, at around 3mm. Research performed by ROSPA indicates that stopping distances are increased up to 44.6% on tyres with a tread depth of 1.6mm. You can check the tread depth yourself using a Tyre Depth Gauge or pop into your local branch and we would be happy to do this for you.
Correct Tyre pressure is extremely important as incorrect tyre pressure could lead to premature and uneven wear, compromise vehicle handling and extend braking distances in wet weather. Under-inflated tyres are less efficient and could reduce fuel efficiency. Correct pressures for your own vehicle are listed with your car’s handbook.
Pressure too high = Premature and uneven wear, reduced grip, increased noise when driving and risk of tyre blowout.
Pressure too low = Can affect steering and braking ability. Risk of damage and premature wear, increased fuel consumption.
Free tyre safety check at any branch
Your tyres are the only part of the car which touches the road surface, therefore they are critical.
At Fast-Fit we are happy to arrange a FREE no-obligation Tyre Safety Check.