What is a safe tyre?

Lumps, bulges, cuts, tears and tread depth can all make a tyre defective under the law. Take care and get checked today.

Did you know?

  • Driving on tyres with a depth of under 1.6mm could result in a £2,500 fine per tyre (£5,000 for goods vehicles) and three points. This could result in a £10,000 fine and 12 penalty points if all tyres are faulty.
  • Lumps, bulges, cuts and tears can all make a tyre defective under the law.
  • Tyre performance deteriorates rapidly after 3mm resulting in a 25% reduction in efficiency which can add 25 feet to your stopping distance in the wet.
  • RoSPA recommends that tyres are changed once the tread reaches 3mm in depth.
  • With the introduction of Corporate Manslaughter, Corporate Homicide and Health and Safety Legislation your duty of care to your employees and others could cost you 10% of your average annual turnover or more if there are aggravating factors.

Have your tyres checked free next time you have your vehicle in our workshop.