5 Tyre Facts

Your Tyre Pressure

It is important for a number of reasons that you keep an eye on the pressure of your Tyres as they need to be at the right pressure and it is a legal requirement.

The Cause of Accidents.

If you have soft Tyres that are not inflated correctly then you run the risk of causing an accident. You will run the risk of a blowout which may cause you to lose control of the vehicle.

Markings on the Tyre Sidewall

These give you more information on the dimensions of the Tyre. It will state the height, width, speed rate and the load that it can carry.

Depth of the Tyre Tread

You should have the minimum of 1.6 millimetres of tread and if this is not the case you will need replacements as soon as possible. There is a simple way of checking this and you can use a 20p coin. Place the coin into the tread and if you can see the band around the edge then replace.

Tyre Dot Codes

This is found printed on the circumference of the Tyre and consists of a 4-digit code number which state when the Tyre was built. This is split into 2 parts as the first 2 are the week number and the second 2 are the year. For example, if the number was DOT 2416, the Tyre was made in the 24th week of 2016.


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