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Tyres are one of the most important components of a vehicle. The area of the tyre that makes contact with the road is relatively small, so if your tyres are worn or damaged it can seriously affect the car’s safety and handling. If your tyres don’t meet legal requirements, you could face a fine of £2,500 per tyre and 3 penalty points on your licence.
That’s why it’s important to check tyre tread depth, general tyre condition and tyre pressure to ensure your tyres are safe for the road. The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm, but we recommend that you change your tyres at 3mm for safety – especially in the winter months.
Tyres must be correctly inflated according to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations in the vehicle handbook. Over-inflated tyres cause excess wear, shortening tyre life and can result in an uncomfortable ride.Under-inflated tyres result in increased fuel consumption and faster wear of the tread shoulders, plus increased chance of impact damage.
You should also inspect the general condition of your tyres for any signs of bumps, bulges or cuts which could cause a blow-out when driving.
At Purser and Luxford our qualified Techniciansare more than happy to check your tyres and tell you our recommendations.We can supply many different types of tyres, from budget tyres to branded tyres, all at very competitive prices.
Be safe – let us check your tyres.
Call our Service Team on 01480 463850 for an unbeatable quotation