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Cars tyres are what keep the car in contact with the road. They are about as important as it gets on a vehicle. Manufacturers are constantly striving to improve vehicle handling, comfort, fuel economy etc.; but these improvements can’t be relayed to the road without the use of a tyre, well…I suppose you could try!
Tyres are a very personal thing. Some customers want the best performing tyre in the dry; others want the safest tyre in the wet. Some want a tyre that offers the best fuel economy and others just want the cheapest road legal rubber. All of these different types of tyre have a legitimate use on the road depending on the type of driving the customer does, the type of car and their own preference.
Tyres – Some Helpful Information
What is legal?
(Please note that this information is provided in good faith and as such this information should not be solely relied upon for assessing the condition of your tyres. We recommend that you visit Mill Garage with your vehicle so that a professional opinion may be provided)
It is illegal to have a tyre on the road if the grooves of the tread pattern of any tyre fitted to a wheel of a vehicle do not have a tread depth of at least 1.6mm, throughout a continuous band comprising the central three quarters of the breadth of the tread and around the entire outer circumference of the tyre. This applies to tyres on cars, light vans (not exceeding 3,500kg gross weight) and light trailers.
It is illegal to have a tyre on the road if the tyre:
Has a cut or break in the rubber in excess of 25mm or 10% of the section width in length which exposes the casing cords. Has a lump or bulge caused by separation or partial failure of its structure.
Failure to comply with the above:
- Could lead to prosecution, a heavy fine and a driving licence penalty
- Will lead to failure in a legal inspection
- Undermines the safety of all road use
Legal requirements – care and condition. It is a legal requirement to keep tyres in good condition.
Mill Garage Hildenborough offer tyres at very competitive prices – Contact Us for the best price on tyres today – 01732 833309.