Tyres are the only contact that your vehicle has with the road. Taking care of your tyres will help to keep you and your passengers safe. Order your tyres online today with Lookers and receive expert advice and service from one of our 150 dealerships and garages across the country.
There are a wide range of tyres available for many different types of vehicle, but finding the correct tyres for your car can be tricky. To understand what tyres you need take a look at our handy guide to what the markings on your tyre mean, including their size, width and load index.
Tyres should be checked once a month and before any long journeys. The legal minimum tread is 1.6mm across 75% of the tyre so it pays to be vigilant and monitor this. The tread depth of the tyre is important as worn tyres do not provide adequate grip to be able to control your vehicle on the road. If your tyre has been punctured or damaged it will need to be replaced. In addition, if the tread depth has is lower than 1.6mm your tyres will need to be replaced.
Good tread will ensure driving performance is enhanced as the car will grip more securely to the road. In the event you need to break quickly stopping distances will be shorter with tyres with a deeper tread. Its worth remembering that fines may be applied if your tyres are sub-standard.
If tyres do need replaced it is recommended that they are fitted in pairs and for optimal performance consider using summer tyres from April to October and then swap to cold weather tyres during November to March.