Check your tires

Posted by teokak 15/07/2018 0 Comment(s) pp4trade news,

Tyres and the Law

EU law requires that your vehicle is fitted with the correct type and size of tyre for the vehicle type you are driving and for the purpose it is being used.

This means fitting the right tyres and for safety ensuring that they are inflated to the manufacturer's recommended pressure.

The legal limit for minimum depth of the tread on your tyres is 1.6 millimetres, across the central ¾ of the tread around the complete circumference of the tyre.

For safety reasons it is recommended that you replace your tyres before the legal limit is reached. Many vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing at 3 millimetres. At 1.6 millimetres in wet weather it takes an extra two car lengths (8 metres) to stop at 50 mph than if your tread was 3 millimetres.

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The video is from Kwik Fit and refers to the tire maintenance law in the United Kingdom. The law in EU is almost same.


If in doubt, visit your nearest pp4trade installation Tires Center

If you are at all unsure about your tyre tread or think your tyres are nearing the legal limit, we provide a free tyre check service at all our centres for your convenience. Our trained technicians will carry out a full inspection of your tyres to check the general condition of the tyres, ensuring the tread depths meet minimum legal requirements while also checking that the correct tyre pressure is maintained as per your manufacturer’s recommendation. The findings of your tyre inspection are detailed in a written report for your convenience.