Frequently Asked Questions

How to choose your tyres

Driving with worn or damaged tyres is unsafe puts you at risk of receiving a fine and 3 points on your driving license.


The legal limit of tread depth for tyres is 1.6mm around the whole tyre. As many tyres have tread wear indicators, it is easier than ever to check your tread depth. These indicators are small raised areas at the bottom of the grooves. If the surface of the tread rubber is level with these raised areas, then the tyre depth it is a good sign that your tyres could be under the legal limit.


A simple trick to measure your tread depth is by using a 20p coin. Insert the coin into the lowest tread depth of your tyres. If you can see the outer rim of the coin, then your tyre depth is less than 3mm and you should consider replacing that tyre as soon as possible.

Simply check the size of your current tyres. Remember to check the front and rear tyres, as they may be different. The size will look something like ‘225/45r18 91w’.

 

This is always the most accurate way of checking your tyre size. You can check the size in your manual, but this might not always be correct if the manufacturers standard wheels are no longer fitted to the vehicle.

 

You can also enter your registration on our homepage to see a range of our tyre recommendations to suit your vehicle.

New European regulations passed on 1 November 2012 states all tyres must be labelled on their performance on wet roads, fuel economy, rolling distance and road noise.

The new tyre labels are very easy to read, they have the same colour coding letter rating system as white goods i.e. washing machines and fridges. Tyres are rated on a scale of A-G, A being the best. This is great news for consumers as you can now make an informed choice through performance rating.

If you can’t find the specific tyre you’re looking for, we’ll do our best to supply them for you. Simply drop us an email on info@tyres1.co.uk with the brand and size you need.