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Keep safe - check your tyres!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 at 12.00AM

Keep your tyres in check to help you stay safe on motorways – that is the message today from the Institute of Advanced Motorists after a total of 3,852 tyre-related incidents were reported on England's motorways between April and the end of June 2013 – an average of 1,284 per month.

Many motorists will often put off tyre repairs to save on costs. But it is actually cheaper to replace worn or damaged tyres where necessary, rather than waiting to face a burst tyre and having to be towed off the motorway.

AM chief examiner Peter Rodger said:

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Tyres

Thursday, 10 November 2016 at 12.00AM

Legal Limits

Did you know that if your tread is below the 1.6mm legal limit that you could be liable for a fine up to £2,500, plus 3 penalty points per tyre?

  • Minimum legal tread: 1.6mm†
  • Recommended minimum tread: 3.0mm
  • Maximum tread: 8.0mm

† Over the central 75% of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire circumference.

Experts are generally agreed that 1.6mm is not recommended and most suggest at least 3mm.

Trident Knows Tyres

Trident stocks all of the major brands of tyre, including high performance and value brands. Our pricing is very competitive and, better still, our tyres are fitted by highly qualified vehicle technicians rather than unqualified fitters.

Please call 01932 874411 or book on-line for your tyre repair, replacement or to request a free tyre check.

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