Tyres in Bedford

As the only source of contact between your car and the surface of the road, the tyres are one of the single most important pieces of equipment when it comes to vehicle safety. Tyres, which are worn out or just in generally poor condition, are more likely to burst, or otherwise lose traction on the road – both of which could cause a serious accident. Many people don’t know anything about tyres or what is/isn’t safe so, when do you know if you need to buy new tyres?

  • Tread depth – When a tyre is new, it will have a tread depth of around 8mm and over time, the tyre will lose more and more to the road surface. Although the legal limit is 1.6mm, it is generally advisable to change the tyres when they reach around 2-3mm. Consider buying a tread depth tester to see when your need to be replaced.
  • Cracks – As well as being on the lookout for cracks in and around the treads of the tyre, another important area to check is the tyres sidewall. A crack in the sidewall could result in a blow-out so if you see one, it’s safer to get it checked at your local garage.

If you need tyres in Bedford, just get in touch with LA Autos – www.laautos.co.uk.

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