Tyre Laws

Advice & guidance on UK Tyre Law from Tyre Hub 
Mobile tyre fitting specialist in Warrington, Liverpool, St Helens & Beyond

Keeping well maintained, roadworthy tyres is your legal responsibility. As your tyres are the only thing between your car and the road, high-quality tyres with plenty of tread are vital to your handling, road-safety and performance.

Are Your Tyres Legal?

Knowing when to replace your car's tyres could save you from getting unnecessary points on your licence and a fine. It could also save your life.

Legally, your tyres need at least 1.6 millimetres across the central 3/4 of the tread around the circumference of the tyre. We'd recommend that you don't let your tyres wear down this far and almost all tyre manufacturers suggest replacing your tyres at a tread depth of 3mm.

Braking tests show that tyres with a 1.6mm tread depth take an additional 8 metres to stop in wet conditions from a speed of 50mph compared to tests done with tyres that have 3mm tread depth.

DID YOU KNOW? You can receive three penalty points and up to a £2500 fine for EACH TYRE that is illegal.

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How Can You Check If Your Tyre Tread Is Legal?

Uncertain as to whether your tyres need changing? Conduct a simple test at home with a 20p. We've provided a diagram to demonstrate how to perform this test and provide you with additional information to aid your tyre purchase. 20p tyre tread test - Tyre Hub

If you have any questions regarding tyre laws and your tyres give us a call on 0345 017 9770 or complete our Contact form.

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