Arnold Clark

TYRE ADVICE

Tyre Advice

 

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The tyres on your vehicle are one of its most important components. That's why, at Arnold Clark, we are committed to ensuring your tyres are both safe and legal.

Tyre Tread Measurements

MAXIMUM TYRE TREAD = 8mm
MINIMUM LEGAL LIMIT = 1.6mm*
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM TREAD = 3mm

*Centre 75% of the breadth and around entire circumference


Remaining Tread Depth

Tyre Tread Depth Measurements graph

Checking Your Tyre Pressure

Under inflated tyres create more resistance when your car is moving, which means your engine has to work harder, so more fuel is used and more CO2 emissions are produced. Simply check and adjust your tyre pressures regularly and also before long journeys. This will also help to increase the life of your tyres. Under inflated tyres increase CO2 but over inflated tyres can be unsafe so check your car manual for the correct tyre pressures. Remember, a car with a heavier load may need different air pressure in the tyres. 


Illegal Tyre(s) Penalty

There is a maximum fine of up to £2500 and three penalty points on your licence for each illegal tyre.


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