The legal limit is 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the tyre all the way round. Anything less than this seriously compromises your safety and can earn you a fine of up to £2500 and 3 points on your Driving Licence, per tyre.
ATS Euromaster will check tyre tread depth for free at any of our Service Centres, and there’s no need to book. We will only advise you to change your tyre when you actually need to, which is generally around 2mm.
wear indicators into the grooves of
their tyres, so that when they are flush with
the main surface of the tyre, you know it’s time to change your tyres.
every two weeks and before any long trip,
to ensure they meet the manufacturer’s recommendations.
condition during a Free Tyre Safety
Check or Free Vehicle Health Check.
your tyre pressures to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
tyres for cuts, cracks and bulges, as these
can lead to slow punctures or blowouts.
Tyre pressures should be checked cold (tyres not having run for at least 2 hours, or having run for less than 2 miles at low speed). The correct tyre pressure can be found in the vehicle’s handbook and sometimes on a sticker on the door jam or fuel cap.