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All That You Need To Know About Tyre Tread Depth

Posted on 24th, March 2020

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is premium Tyre suppliers to Sydney, Ingleburn areas. We are not just Wholesale Tyre Suppliers in Sydney but also repairs. It is surprising the number of drivers on the road that don’t know the legal tyre tread depth. A shocking two-thirds of drivers are unaware of the legal limit of tyre tread depth. Tyres are a vital part of a vehicle and the only part of the vehicle that keeps the car in contact with the road. Keeping the Tyres of a vehicle in good & safe condition is keeping the vehicle, driver and passengers, safe. Safety Tyre checks are essential with one of the easiest being checking the tyre pressures.

The minimum Tyre tread depth (and it is essential that drivers don’t go below the minimum) is 1.6mm. Checking the Tyre dept regularly can save your life as well as wear and tear on the vehicle. The number of cars on the road with unsafe Tyres is staggering. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency showed in a yearly study that 2.2 million cars failed their MOT due to the condition of their Tyres. Safety is not the only issue. Drivers that neglect their Tyres can receive three penalty points on their licence and a fine up to $1200.

Although pressure and tread depth are essential components in keeping tyres safe, they are not the only two checks or elements to consider. It is important that vehicle owners also comply with manufacturer recommendations when it comes to the tyres suited for their vehicles. All four Tyres should be the same in size, but never should vehicle owners combine different tyre types like cross ply and radial on the same axle.

For driver safety, it can’t be stressed enough that the Tyre tread depth should never go below the minimum of 1.6mm across the centre three-quarter area around the tyre’s complete circumference. However, you will find that most tyre manufacturers like Continental, as well as independent safety experts, recommend tyres should be replaced when the tread depth reaches 3mm to ensure safety and optimal performance.

Signs that tyres are not properly inflated include vehicle handling like pulling to one side or vibrations on the steering wheel or when driving, lack of fuel efficiency and uneven wear on the tyres. Safety is always jeopardised when tyres are not properly inflated.

Checking Tyre tread and pressure regularly like with each fuel fill-up can mean the difference in the life of your tyres, your vehicle’s wellness and your safety. For urgent Tyre change call AJAJ Tyres at 0414 969 969

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