Tyre’s are important. Most people just see them as 4 black rubber ‘thingies’ which cost money, but in reality they’re the only things keeping your car on the road, without them your car wouldn’t go or stop!
We’re sure you all know about minimum tyre treads – 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the tyre but did you know there’s a very easy way to check it?
The quick and easy way to see if your tyre tread exceed the minimum legal tread depth is to take the 20p test. Simply place a 20p coin into the main tread grooves of your tyre. If the outer band of the 20p coin is obscured when it is inserted, then your tread is above the legal limit.
Remember – You should check your tyre’s at-least once per month and before every long journey.