Tyres are your only point of contact with the road surface.
Every tyre fitted to a motor vehicle or trailer, must be fit for the purpose and be free from any defects which might damage the road or endanger any person. This means the tyre.
• Check overall condition of tyres including, inner and outer
A tyre can be under inflated without looking flat. To be safe, you should check the pressures regular. To find out what the pressures should be, please refer to your vehicle manual. Pressures should only be checked when your tyres are cold. You must not drive on under or over inflated tyres. This will affect the handling of your vehicle, making it unstable.
The purpose of the tyre tread depth on tyres is, to allow the tyre to grip in the wet. Huge volumes of water on the surface of the road have to be squeezed out by the tread grooves. For example, at 60 mph, with a water depth of only 3 mm, the tyre has to clear over 2 gallons of water per second.
The legal limit for car tread depth is, 1.6 (across 75% of the tyre). However, the deeper the tread the more grip you have. It is important not to ignore the minimum tyre tread depth, it is illegal. For each illegal tyre, a fine of up to £2500 and 3 penalty points per tyre, may be received.
Is your tyre evenly worn across the surface? If not then it could be due to over or under inflation. If it is only on one edge, it could be due to a misalignment of your tracking and needs to be checked and rectified.
Unbalanced wheels can cause an annoying shake, it can also cause mechanical damage. We balance wheels as normal practice, after fitting new tyres.
Check the condition of your spare tyre, on a regular basis. It is not illegal to have a worn tyre stored in your vehicle. However, in the case of a puncture, if fitted to the vehicle it could be illegal.
It is better to be safe than have problems at the roadside.
At Chorley Street Garage, we carry a large stock of tyres, including, premium tyres of various brands. We are competative with our prices and we have the latest tyre fitting and balancing equipment needed, to include alloy wheels and performance tyres.
You can now choose your tyres, online at, Chorley Street Garage.
TYRE SAFETY INFORMATION FROM TYRES IN BOLTON.