TYRE Safety


If your are worried about any aspect of your tyre wear,

pressure or any damage or age issues.

Call past and see us for some free advice.


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More tread means more grip in the wet. It’s as simple as that. Check your tread depth regularly either with a dedicated tread gauge or using the built-in tread wear indicator on your tyres. Or call past and we can check them for you free of charge.

It is the tyres tread is what dispersers the water when driving on wet roads. For example Bridgestone done a test with a car traveling at 80 kph, the stopping distances at different tread depths are astonishing;

New Tyres = 54Meters

5mm of tread = A full car length further

3mm of tread = 2 Full car lengths further

1mm of tread (Below the legal limit) = 16Meters further

While the legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm, anything under 3mm (or 4mm for winter tyres) can seriously undermine both performance and safety.

  1. 1Check your tread depth:

  2. 2On all 4 tyres

  3. 3In each main groove

  4. 4In at least 2 points along the groove


Tyre Tread Depth

Tyre pressure can make a massive difference to the handling of your car, the life of your tyres. A tyre under-inflated by around 30% can cause a 50% increase in tyre wear. It can also have an effect on the fuel consumption of your car. Its around 0.3 % for every psi lower then correct.

Tyres simply will not work without enough air. Make sure you check your pressure at least once a month and keep your tyres correctly inflated at all times. You’ll find the correct pressure for your vehicle in your operating manual and in most cases either under your fuel cap, on the inside of your door or in your glove compartment.

Check your tyre pressure:

When your tyres are cold

Before long journeys

When carrying heavy loads

Would you like to know what your tyre pressure is? On the dashboard of your car? Live all the time? Try our TPMS Systems. Click below to find out more.


Tyre Pressures

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