Tyre Tips & Advice

When checking your car's tyres, remember to

Air pressures -  You'll find them inside your car's manual or on a sticker on the car's fuel filler cap or door frame. Check the pressure with a suitable tyre gauge and when the tyre is cold, as even a short journey can warm the tyres and therefore give an incorrect reading. 

Condition -  Give your tyres a close-up inspection. If you any damage to the tyre's sidewall, it may be that, due to the structural integrity of the tyre having been compromised, the tyre has to be replaced. Driving a car with sidewall damage could lead to a tyre blow-out.

Tread depth - Less tread means less grip. The minimum legal depth is 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the tread width and around the whole circumference of the tyre. For you and other motorists safety, it is recommended that you have your tyres changed when the tread depth is 3mm.

The videos below will help give you further guidance on tyre checks and when you are due for replacement tyres contact MJB Tyre Services for your fully fitted quote or click HERE to fill out the tyre quote form.

Simply insert a 20p coin into your tyre’s main tread grooves to see if the outer rim of the coin is covered by the tread. Repeat this across the width of the tyre and at several points around its circumference. If you can see the rim of the coin when it is inserted at any point, your tyre is due for replacement. Contact us now for your fully fitted quote.