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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 car or van 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 car or van 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 car or van tyres for any signs of bumps, bulges or cuts which could cause a blow-out when driving.
Our qualified technicians in our workshop here at Purser & Luxford in Cambridgeshire near Huntingdon are more than happy to check all of your tyres. Once they have checked over your tyres they are also happy to give you recommendations on which tyres will need replacing and when, in addition to what tyres they think are best suited to your vehicle while also providing you with options. We are able to supply many different types of tyres, everything from budget tyres to branded tyres, all available at very competitive prices.
Be safe – let us check your tyres at our workshop in St Ives near Huntingdon.
Call our Service Team here at Purser & Luxford in St Ives, Cambridgeshire near Huntingdon on 01480 463850 for more information about the tyres that we supply or for an unbeatable quote today.