Tyre Tread Depth

Your car’s tyre treads serve a significant purpose. They generate that much-needed grip against road surface, especially in wet and snowy road condition. To make sure that you and your loved ones are safe during your daily commute, you must ensure that the tyre treads are in excellent condition.

In the UK, it is mandated by law to maintain at least 1.6mm of tread depth in all wheels. That’s why we, HG Motors Harrogate, have brought our services to your doorstep. Now you will be able to avail all your vehicle-related services under one roof, that too at affordable prices.

Things that you should remember regarding your car’s tyre treads

Ministry of Transport, or MOT, has some strict laws in place regarding the tread depth and profile of car tyres. As a car owner, you should abide by these for your safety.

Some rules regarding your car’s tyre treads are –

Tread depth – As mentioned before, you should maintain at least 1.6mm tyre tread depth as per Government standards. This depth should be maintained throughout the ¾th section of your car’s entire tyres circumference.

Legal ruling – Not adhering to these rules might result in fines imposed by the police. You can end up having three penalty points added on your licence or might have to pay a hefty fine of £2,500.

Car manufacturers advise changing your car’s tyres before they reach the minimum legal limit. Our experts at HG Motors Harrogate recommends maintaining at least 3mm tread depth all the time. With 3mmtread depth, a car running at 50mph will stop almost 8 meters shorter than a tyre with a 1.6mm tread depth.

Also, you should make sure never to mix radial tyres and cross-ply tyres on your car. These tyres have different types of rolling resistance rating and combining them can cause a major issue when you are driving down the highway.

How can we help?

We have a team of certified and experienced technicians to help you whenever your tyre treads wear out below the required depth. You can choose between re-treading your car’s tyres or buy new tyres altogether. Furthermore, we offer a wide variety of products at affordable prices for you to choose from.