Knowing When to Change Your Car Tyres

Knowing When to Change Your Car Tyres

For keeping safe on the road, there are certain times when you should change the tyres on your car.  If you are unsure, use our tips and advice for learning when is the right time to change the tyres on your car.

Firstly, we need to appreciate the purpose of the treads on our tyres.  The tyre treads are there to divert water away from under the tyre when the road is wet.  This helps to grip the road better and prevent aquaplaning.  The treads must be at the right depth to work properly, otherwise the car will not have the same traction.  In the UK, the tyre treads must be no less than 1.6mm across the main tyre area.

Another way to tell if you tyres need changing is to check for unexpected bulges and bumps around the edge of the tyre.  This shows that the tyre’s air is not distributed properly and could be the result of going over large potholes or up onto kerbs.