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How To Check Your Tyres.

  • Make sure your tyres are cold before doing these checks. Start by parking the car on level ground.

  • Check all the way round each tyre for damage such as cuts, bulges, nails, or screws. It helps to have someone drive the car slowly backwards and forwards so you can check the whole tyre.

  • With the handbrake on to make sure the car can't roll away, look for uneven tyre wear. This could be a sign of a problem such as a worn part.

  • Next see how much tread is left if the tyre has worn too much it could be illegal. There should be at least 1.6mm of tread all round and across the central three quarters of the tyre.

  • To check a tyre's tread depth insert a 20p coin into the tread grooves. If the outer rim is visible you need fresh rubber.

  • Finish by checking each tyre pressure. You can buy a guage for around a tenner or use the air machines at your local filling stations. The correct will be in the car handbook or on the sticker on the door.l jamb or inside the fuel filler cap. Dont forget the spare Wheel.


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