Four small strips of rubber, each the size of a postcard, are all that stand between you and potentially life-threatening situations on the road. So take care of your tyres. Keep them correctly inflated and replace them when worn or damaged.


 More tread means more grip in the wet. It’s as simple as that. Check your tread depth regularly - the legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm - either with a dedicated tread gauge or using the built-in tread wear indicator on your tyres.

Check your tread depth:

  • On all four tyres

  • In each main groove

  • In at least 2 points along the groove

Check your tread depth

Check your tyre pressure

 Tyres simply will not work without enough air. Make sure you check your pressure at least once a month and keep your tyres correctly inflated at all times. You’ll find the correct pressure for your vehicle in your operating manual and in most cases either under your fuel cap, on the inside of your door or in your glove compartment.

Check your tyre pressure:

  • When your tires are cold

  • Before long journeys

  • When carrying heavy loads


 Check for damage or irregular wear

Look after your tyres and they will look after you. Check regularly for any signs of irregular wear, any sharp objects lodged in the tread and any cuts, tears, cracks or bulges. If in doubt, ask a specialist! Check for damage or uneven wear regularly:

  • On all four tyres

  • On both sides of the tyre

  • On wheel rims (which may damage your tyres)