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The Definitive Guide To Car Tyres

Maintaining your car tyres is one of the most important aspects of your vehicle road safety. Failing to maintain your tyres will affect the performance of your vehicle and could put you

and your family at risk of having a road

Check your tyre for damage

An essential part of road safety is to check your tyres for any physical signs of wear and tear or damage. This can include; cuts, bulges, sidewall damage and sharp objects.

If you begin to notice any of these signs, it is important that you seek advice from a professional mechanic and repair if necessary. In certain situations, this may mean the tyre will need to be replaced altogether.

Check your tyre pressure

A simple way to maintain the quality of your tyres is to check the pressures.

This is a quick and easy technique and should only take a couple of minutes. Having over-inflated or under-inflated tyres can have an effect on fuel consumption and can cause tyres to be more susceptible to wear and tear.

In a number of instances, having the wrong tyre pressure has resulted in blowouts causing people to lose control of their cars.

To avoid an accident from happening, it is important that you check your tyre pressures at regular intervals, a good time to check these is before long journeys or if you are carrying a heavy load.

You can check your tyre pressures at your local petrol station or with your own pressure gauge.

Make sure there is enough tyre tread

Making sure that there is enough tread on your tyres is not only an essential safety feature but can also cause your vehicle to fail its MOT.

Driving a vehicle that is below the legal limit of 1.6mm is illegal and extremely dangerous.


If the tread is at or below the minimum depth, your tyres will need to be replaced straight away. If you are unsure how to check your tyre tread depth check out our 20p Check! Click here.



Remember, having the correct depth is a legal requirement and can help maximise the safety and efficiency of your vehicle.

Are your tyres ready for replacing?

If you feel after reading our guide that your tyres are ready to be replaced, Give us a call on 0208 517 8080 or visit us at www.a1autocentre.com/tyres and we will help you pick your next tyres!

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