More information about tyres
What is the legal tyre tread depth limit in the UK?
1.6mm across the central ¾ of the tread and around the whole circumference of the tyre.
What is the penalty?
If your tyres are found to have less than 1.6mm tread you can be fined £2,500 per tyre and receive 3 penalty points.
My tyres have worn unevenly, why?
Abnormal or uneven wear on tyres is often a sign of a mechanical problem. The mechanical parts such as steering, wheel alignment and brakes should be checked.
UK law requires that all vehicles are fitted with the correct tyre and size of tyre for the vehicle you are driving for the purpose intended. This means fitting the correct tyres and ensuring that they are inflated to the correct pressure.
How can I find out what is the correct tyre pressure for my vehicle?
Look in your drivers’ manual or you may have a sticker on the driver’s side door or sill. Check pressures when the tyre is cold as the pressure will increase when the tyre warms up after driving.
Why is correct tyre pressure important?
If tyres are over-inflated the vehicle ride will be harder and more uncomfortable and the tyre tread will be worn out in the centre of the tread. Under-inflation can cause tyre damage, uneven wear and is found to increase fuel consumption.
What do I do if I find a bulge on my tyre?
This is a sign that the tyre has been damaged, probably caused by a heavy impact or hitting the kerb. The tyre may be illegal and potentially dangerous and the advice of a tyre expert should be sought immediately. The same is true if you find cracking or cuts on your tyres.
If you have any queries or concerns about your tyres simply call into
your nearest Selecta Tyre Ltd depot
or call us for advice.