Tyre Safety Check
The tyres on your car are arguably its most important safety feature. They are the sole point of contact between your car and the road, and should be checked regularly.
How likely is it that my tyres need checking?
A study by Continental Tyres revealed that up to 3.5 million motorists are driving on illegal tyres* . The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm, but at this point your tyres are putting you and other road users at greater risk. It is recommended you change your tyres when the tread depth reaches 3mm – following research** that highlighted an 8 metre difference in stopping distance when travelling at 50 mph in the wet compared to tyres at the 1.6mm legal limit.
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*Source: 3.5 million UK motorists on illegal tyres article on www.conti-online.com.
**Source: Tyres were tested at 4 different tread depths – 8mm (new), 5mm, 3mm and 1.6mm. Tests were carried out by independent experts, the Motor Industry Research Association, in 2003 and 2004 on 4 different vehicles: a mid-range family hatchback, an MPV, executive saloon and a high performance saloon car. Depth of water controlled to 0.5mm to 1.5mm, on an asphalt road surface. Maximum braking force applied from a speed of 50mph