Servicing - Tyres
At Cardoc, we stock most leading quality brand named tyres including Michelin, Continental and Pirelli, to name a few, so you will always find a range to suit your car and your pocket. We specialise in high performance tyres for all makes and models with competitive prices. In addition, every tyre fitted at Cardoc is fully guaranteed by us. Why not contact us for a quotation on your requirements.
Having quality rubber on your car should be any drivers first priority as they are the only thing holding you onto the surface of the road. Why not contact us to assist you in selecting the right tyres for your vehicle.
What Do I Need To Know About UK Tyre Law?
UK law requires that your vehicle be fitted with the correct type and size of tyres for the vehicle type you are driving and for the purpose it is being used. This means fitting the right tyres, and for safety ensuring that they are inflated to the manufacturer's recommended pressure.
The legal limit for minimum depth of the tread on your tyres is 1.6 millimetres, across the central ¾ of the tread going around the complete circumference of the tyre.
For safety reasons it is recommended that you replace your tyres before the legal limit is reached. Leading motoring organisations recommend 2mm and many vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing at 3mm.
A regular check of your tyres can help you to avoid up to 3 penalty points and £2500 in fines (per tyre) for having tyres worn beyond the legal minimum limit fitted to your vehicle.
It is also a legal requirement to ensure that tyres of different construction types are not fitted to opposite sides of the same axle. The two main tyre types are radial and cross-ply, and these must not be mixed on the same axle.
Mixing brands and patterns of the same construction type is permissible depending on the vehicle type and manufacturers recommendation. Check your vehicles handbook for tyre fitment details and options.