When is it time for new car tyres?
If you run a car it is important to be aware of the laws regarding car tyre replacement. They are not arbitrary. The laws regarding car tyres are there to keep the roads safe. So, how do you know when you are in need of new car tyres and how and when should you check?
When you are due a car tyre replacement
The law in the UK stipulates that tyres must have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm in a continuous band around the central three quarters of the tyre. If your tread has worn to a depth of 1.6mm on any tyre then that tyre has become illegal and you need a new car tyre.
If you think you are in need of a car tyre replacement but you’re not sure, the best thing to do is drop in to see us at Berry Street Garage and ask. If you search online you’ll find information about ways to check yourself at home but none of them are by any means exact. The amount of tread left on your tyres is a matter of road safety and road legality, so it’s important not to take a risk. It will take us seconds to let you know whether your tyres are safe and legal. If they turn out not to be, it will take us just minutes to fit some new cheap car tyres.
Car tyre replacement doesn’t have to be expensive.
Branded vs cheap car tyres
When it comes to car tyre replacement, simply buy the best tyres you can afford. All the tyres we sell are of a high standard. Cheap car tyres from a reputable dealer will serve you just fine. If you drive a lot of miles then there are some benefits to buying the more pricey, branded tyres – maybe you will notice a difference in adverse weather, perhaps they will last you longer – but expensive tyres aren’t a legal requirement, which means that they aren’t a ‘must’ for road safety .
So replace your tyres when you need to. Stay safe. Buy the best tyres that you can afford and if that means cheap car tyres make sure you get them from a well rated garage like ours.
If you have any other questions about car tyre replacement drop us a line or drop in and ask.