The UK legal limit for tyre tread depth is 1.6mm – we, along with many tyre manufacturers, recommend that you consider changing your tyres before they become this close to the legal limit. The tyre tread depth has a huge bearing on your stopping distances – the difference between a tread depth of 3mm & 1.6mm is scary to say the least – especially in poor weather conditions.

You can face points on your licence and a fine if you do not adhere to the minimum requirements. To be honest, we’re more concerned about the safety implications of low tread depth – and you should be too.

You can check your tyre tread depth with a 20 pence piece, if you can see the inner ring then your tread depth is getting to around 3mm & you should think about getting your tyres changed soon.


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We’re in the tyre business because we love tyres, that sounds a bit sad but it’s true. Everyone who works at Tyre Medics loves to have a chat about the right tyres, share some amusing stories about fitting tyres at the side of the road & generally make sure everyone’s motoring is as safe as possible.

Give us a call on 0800 970 9867 or drop us an email if you want any advice on tyres!