Tyres
GRIPPING TYRE FACTS
TREAD DEPTH
As the tread is the part of your tyre that comes into contact with the road, it’s important to make sure you’re not driving with dangerously worn tyres.
Tread DepthWhat this meansWhat you should do
1.6mmYour tyre is 100% wornThis is the legal minimum so should be replaced immediately
3mm Your tyre is 78% wornRecommend changing it now
4mm Your tyre is 62% wornInspect monthly
CHECK FOR DAMAGE
We recommend checking your tyres monthly for signs of cracking on the sidewalls. A tyre must be replaced if you find cuts deep enough to reveal the internal structure as not only is this dangerous it’s also an MOT failure.

DON’T RISK IT
If you drive with damaged or worn tyres you risk endangering lives. You could also invalidate your car insurance policy and risk a fine. The maximum fine which a court can impose for using a vehicle with a defective tyre is £2,500 and three penalty points.

TYRE PRESSURE
The wrong pressure can affect wear, grip, braking performance and fuel consumption. Aim to check pressures every couple of weeks when the tyres are cold for a safer, more efficient journey.

DRIVING STYLE
The way you drive has a big effect on the life of your tyres with aggressive cornering, braking and speeding all increasing wear. Always drive smoothly and load the car evenly to reduce wear and tear, and increase fuel efficiency.

To help you make an informed choice about safer and more environmentally friendly driving, from 1st November 2012 all new cars tyre labels will be labelled according to their performance in three key areas: Fuel Efficiency, Wet Braking Performance and Exterior Noise Emission.

COMPLIMENTARY TYRE CHECK?


Did you know that driving with illegal tyres could result in a £2,500 fine and three penalty points? Because just a fraction of a millimetre of tread depth can turn a legal tyre into a liability we’re now offering you a free tyre check by Suzuki trained technicians.
Tread DepthWhat this meansWhat you should do
4mm Your tyre is 62% wornInspect monthly
3mm Your tyre is 78% wornRecommend changing it now
1.6mmYour tyre is 100% wornThis is the legal minimum so should be replaced immediately
We’ll make sure that your tyres are safe and legal by checking the tread depth and examining the side walls for damage. If your tyres are deemed to be illegal or unsafe we can replace them for you on the spot at very competitive prices.

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To help you make an informed choice about safer and more environmentally friendly driving, from 1st November 2012 all new car tyre labels will be labelled according to their performance in three key areas: Fuel Efficiency, Wet Braking Performance and Exterior Noise Emission.