Are my tyres worn?

It is a good idea to check your tyres regularly for tyre wear. Wear indicators are small raised areas at the bottom of the grooves of the tread pattern.

If the surface of the tread rubber is level with these raised areas the tyre tread depth is most likely very close to the legal limit of 1.6 mm, or could even be below it! The tyre should be checked and if necessary changed, because you may no longer be driving in sufficient safety and you could be breaking the law.


Tony Blundell strongly recommends that you consider changing your tyres before this limit is reached.These indicators are small raised areas at the bottom of the grooves of the tread pattern.If the surface of the rubber is level with these raised areas, the tyre has reached the legal limit of 1.6 mm and must be replaced. Beyond this limit, you are breaking the law.

However, even if the remaining tread depth is greater than 1.6 mm, drivers should adapt their speed and driving style to the external conditions, particularly on wet roads.
For these reasons, a user might be inclined replace his tyres before the legal limit, if he estimates that the performances of his tyres are no longer in accordance with his usage.

 

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