Here at Merityre Specialists we take tyre safety very seriously. We have a range of tyre safety advice to ensure that you stay safe on the road, but sometimes it’s easier to see for yourself! Watch the tyre safety videos below to ensure that you know how to maintain your tyres and keep them safe and legal on the road!
If tyre tread drops below 1.6mm your tyres are illegal and may result in a fine of £2,500 and three penalty points per illegal tyre. They also offer limited gripping capabilities on the road, especially in wet conditions.
Tyres with tread depth below 1.6mm are illegal and can pose a risk to your safety on the road. Learn how you can check your tyre tread depth easily at home with this helpful video from TyreSafe:
When tyre tread decreases so does your resistance against aquaplaning and your braking and gripping capabilities. Find out how tread directly affects your wet weather performance in this video from TyreSafe:
Tyre tread is vital when it comes to your safety on the road. Tyre tread wears gradually, so you may not even notice, but a few millimetres of tread can make a big difference to your braking distances. Learn more with this video from Bridgestone:
You should check your tyre pressures every three weeks to ensure that your tyres keep you and your passengers safe on the road.
Keeping your tyres correctly inflated will result in better handling and reduce your emissions and fuel consumption. Learn how you can check your tyre pressures with this helpful video guide from TyreSafe:
From 2014, all new cars manufactured in the UK are fitted with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) as standard. Learn more about how a TPMS works with this informational video from TyreSafe:
Over and under-inflated tyres will use excess fuel and are more susceptible to wear and damage, meaning that they may need to be replaced more frequently. Learn more about the dangers of incorrect tyre pressures with this video from Bridgestone:
It is vital that you check your tyre condition regularly and ensure that your tyres are free from signs of damage. Frequently checking that your tyres are in good condition can keep you safe on the road.
There are a number of signs you should look out for when inspecting your tyres for damage. Learn what you should be keeping an eye out for with this helpful guide from Continental tyres:
The sale of part worn tyres is legal and highly regulated in the UK, however, a shocking 98% of part worn tyres are actually sold illegally.
When you purchase part worn tyres it is impossible to ever truly know their history. Learn why part worn tyres are so dangerous with this video from TyreSafe:
The EU Tyre Label can provide helpful information about new tyres to help motorists to make an informed choice when purchasing new tyres.
The EU Tyre Label can tell you about a tyre’s fuel efficiency, wet braking performance and its noise levels. Learn how to read The EU Tyre Label with this informative video from TyreSafe:
Seasonal tyres will provide the best performance in its dedicated season as they are optimised for specific temperatures and weather conditions.
Choosing dedicated seasonal tyres will help to keep you safe on the road. Learn about the differences between summer and winter tyres and how they are optimised to provide greater levels of safety and performance with this video from Continental:
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