Tyre fitting in Brislington, Bristol

Tyre tread is the part of the tyre that comes in contact with the road surface. The tread is a thick rubber, or rubber/composite compound formulated to provide an appropriate level of traction that does not wear away too quickly.

The law requires car tyres to have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm in a continuous band around the central three quarters of the tyre.




When should I Replace my Tyres?

Thankfully, modern tyres are extremely robust. However, punctures can, and still do, happen. A tyre specialist should check your tyre after a puncture to decide whether it can be repaired.
We recommend that wheels should only be changed by a professional. You may be able to proceed safely if you are confident that you know how to lift and support the vehicle and if you have the necessary information and tools to change a wheel. However, you should not proceed unless you have read the vehicle manufacturer’s advice from the vehicle handbook and you are able to comply with it.

It’s a good idea to check your tyres regularly for tyre wear.
You can find tread depth indicators which are small raised areas at the bottom of the grooves of the tread pattern.
If the surface of the tread rubber is level with these raised areas, the tyre tread depth is most likely very close to the legal limit of 1.6 mm. Beyond this limit, you are putting your safety at risk and you are breaking the law. Even if the remaining tread depth is greater than 1.6 mm, you should adapt your speed and driving style to the external conditions, particularly on wet roads.

Tyres have no predictable life. It doesn’t matter when the tyres were made. Tyres age even when not used, or if only used occasionally.

There are many factors that will affect the life of a tyre, such as temperature, maintenance, conditions of storage, and use such as load, speed, pressure, driving style and damage.Pay regular attention to your tyres.
For these reasons, we recommend that all drivers pay regular attention to the external appearance of their tyres for clear signs of ageing or fatigue. This can include cracking of the rubber or deformation. Excessive ageing of tyres may lead to loss of grip and weakening of the reinforcing structure. we also recommend all tyres, including the spare, are inspected regularly by a tyre specialist. They can tell you whether your tyres should continue in service or whether your tyres need changing.

Your tyre can be seriously damaged if it impacts any solid object on the road, like a kerb, pothole, or sharp object. Any visible perforation cut, or deformation, must be checked thoroughly by a tyre professional. Only they can tell you whether the tyre can be repaired or has to be changed.

Never use damaged tyres or tyres that are underinflated unless they have been thoroughly examined internally and externally by a tyre professional. Inspection by a professional is absolutely necessary because internal damage is not visible while the tyre is mounted. Only then can a decision be made as to whether the tyre is still fit for purpose. Leave it to the experts. A tyre specialist will tell you if your tyre can be repaired after damage has occurred.

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