Taking care of your tyres

Taking care of your tyres is important to ensure your safety, your motoring costs are kept down and that you are safe from prosecution by the law. At Moderncar we offer two simple tips: Check your tyres regularly Look after your tyres and they’ll look after you Checking your tyres on a regular basis is easy and needn’t take longer than a few minutes – below are the 3 things we recommend you look for.

Tyre Wear and Tread Depth

We recommend that you check your tyres for wear at least once a month and before any long journeys. The legal limit for a tyre is 1.6mm of tread, and the tyre must have 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the breadth of the tyre, around the entire circumference.
We also advise that you look for uneven tread wear – this is easy to spot, all you need to do is run your hand over the surface of the tyre. It should feel smooth. If the tyres surface isn’t smooth there is either a problem with incorrect inflation, or the alignment which has caused uneven wear.