Maintaining the tyres for your vehicle is your responsibility. As the only thing between your car and the road, high-quality tyres with lots of tread are vital to road safety, handling and performance.
At Cars Plant Commercials we supply and fit top-quality tyres at exceptional value, stocking an impressive range of leading brand tyres. While we carry many of the most popular makes and sizes, we can also obtain specific specialist tyres on short notice. Important tyre information below.
What is a legal tyre?
It's illegal to have a tyre on the road if the grooves of the tread pattern do not have at least 1.6mm of tread throughout a continuous band around the central 3/4 of the width of the tread, around the entire outer circumference of the tyre.
When is a tyre illegal?
It's illegal to have a tyre on the road with a cut or break in the rubber exceeding 25mm, or if it reveals the casing cords.
Has a lump or bulge caused by separation or partial failure of its structure?
The importance of correct tyre pressure
The correct tyre pressure is vital for road safety and for extending the life of your tyre. Check your tyre pressure monthly and before any long-distance driving. Ensure the tyre pressures match the pressures recommended by your vehicle's manufacturer.
Tyre pressures need to be checked when the tyres are cold. If you check tyres when they are hot, add 4 to 5 psi (0.3 bar) to the recommended pressures.
In the case of significant pressure loss, you should check the internal and external conditions of the tyre. You should also check the state of the wheel and valve.
For questions about tyres or tyre ordering call our helpful team today on 0115 784 1121 or send us a message using our Contact form.