Look after your Tyres
Don’t take your tyres for granted – you could be putting yourself, your passengers and other road users at risk.
- Although the minimum legal tread depth for car tyres in the UK is 1.6 mm, we recommend a 3mm tread limit, as performance is significantly reduced past this level, particularly in wet conditions.*
- 1 in 10 cars are at or below the legal minimum* – check your tyres at home by simply inserting a 20p coin into your tyres tread grooves. If the inside rim of the coin is visible, your tyre tread may be close to the legal limit.
- Be aware - as tread depth decreases, your stopping distance will increase. Worn tyres contribute to 1 in 10 accidents on wet roads and 1 in 50 on dry roads*.
- Don’t get caught out – the law requires you to meet safety standards and failing to do so could result in a hefty fine and points off your license for each illegal tyre.
- Correct tyre pressures are essential for safety and tyre longevity, providing vital grip for steering and control. Recommended tyre pressures can be found in your owner’s handbook, on the fuel cap or on the driver’s door.
- Incorrect tyre pressure can result in tyre damage, longer braking distances and higher fuel consumption – as well as affect the handling of the vehicle.
- Check tyre pressures monthly and before long trips – and don’t forget the spare. Tyre pressures should always be checked when tyres are cold.
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*AA Motoring Trust