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One of the most essential tasks of owning a car is maintaining your car tyres. There are many simple steps you can take to make sure your tyres comply with the UK regulations, so we’ve put together some top tips to keep you and your passengers safe; as well as prolonging the life of your tyres, reducing your fuel bills, cutting down on Co2 emissions, ensuring you have optimum control and maintaining sound road handling while driving.
Tyres driven with incorrect pressures can be highly dangerous. They are subject to decreased grip and increased braking distance; there could also be a higher risk of damaging your tyres. Find out more about Tyre Pressure here.
Impact with potholes, kerbs or other debris on the road can result in external tyre damage. Emergency braking can also damage tyres. If left unchecked, damage to a tyres structure can result in accidents. Know how to check your tyres for damage, find out more about Tyre Condition here.
The legal minimum tyre tread depth in the UK is 1.6mm over the central ¾ of the tyres width. Without adequate tread, tyres cannot perform properly. It’s advisable to replace your tyres before the tread reaches 1.6mm. Find out how to check your Tyre Tread correctly here.
UK Car Tyre Law
Driving with worn or damaged tyres does not only jeopardise your safety, and the safety of other road users; it can also get you a hefty fine and several points on your driving licence. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that the tyres fitted to the vehicle they are driving are fit for purpose, this includes motorbikes and trailers. Learn more about UK Car Tyre Law here.
Knowing the simple checks to carry out on your tyres, from cuts or bulges to your tyre pressure can help to extend the life of your tyres. Find out more about how to care for your tyres here.
Part Worn Tyres
The sale of part worn tyres in the UK is legal and highly regulated, however, the majority of part worn tyres that are sold are actually illegal and do not meet UK safety standards. Learn more about the dangers of part worn tyres.
Budget vs Premium Tyres
Are budget tyres really the bargain that they appear to be or do premium tyres deliver the more economical performance? Make sure you know all the facts before you make your decision. Learn more about budget vs premium tyres here.
Driving in New Tyres
Effective tyre maintenance can prolong the life of your tyres and improve your safety on the road and this should start from the moment you fit them. Learn more about how you should drive in your new tyres here.
It is easy to overlook, but if you don’t maintain the condition of your spare tyre you could find yourself in a difficult situation when you need it most. Learn where your spare tyre is stored, how to care for it and how to use it here.
Tyre Safety Videos
Take a look at our helpful tyre safety videos to watch practical tyre safety information in action. Watch our helpful tyre safety videos here.
If you have any concerns or questions about your tyres, or tyre condition find your nearest Merityre Specialists fitting centre and talk to our polite and professional staff. Alternatively stop by at a branch at time that suits you – all of our trained specialists will be happy to help and inspect tyres you might be concerned with
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