At Cooper Bros, we can provide you with the right information and advice on all things tyres.
MOTs AND SERVICING
It’s the driver’s responsibility to ensure that the tyres fitted to the vehicle are not damaged and worn out. The driver must ensure that the tyres are fit for driving purposes and do not jeopardise the safety of those on the road. The UK law states that your vehicle, including cars, motorbikes and trailers must be fitted with the correct type and size of tyre.
Legally, the minimum depth of tread on your tyres should be 1.6 mm, across the continuous band comprising the centre three quarters of the tyre. If your tyres fail to comply with the minimum tread depth requirements, you can be fined up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre. Hence, it’s advisable that you replace your tyres before they reach the legal minimum.
Tyre labelling and performance characteristics of a tyre
As of November 2012, all new car, 4x4, SUV, van and truck tyres manufactured after 1st July 2012 should carry an EU tyre label.
The tyres are labelled based on their performance characteristics in three key areas. They are also given a rating in each of these categories.
Fuel efficiency: reduce your fuel consumption. Rating: A – G: low to higher fuel consumption
Wet braking performance: this criteria looks into whether your tyres have excellent wet grip while driving in wet conditions. Rating: A – G: shorter to longer braking distances in wet conditions
Tyre noise: one sound wave indicates the tyre emits the lowest level of noise, while three sound waves indicate that the tyre produces the most amount of noise
Tyre size and pressure
With the correct tyre size and pressure, you can extend the life of your tyres and benefit from lower fuel bills and better vehicle safety. It’s important to ensure your tyre pressures are checked and set correctly every two weeks. Consult your vehicle handbook for the correct pressure for your tyres.
The right tyre size confirms that your tyre has been tested and approved to safety standards. On the sidewall of a tyre, you will find the tyre size printed on the tyre itself.
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