How To Check Your Tyre Treads

Swinton "Car How To" guide for checking car tyre treads

Before checking your car tyre tread park your car on a level surface, engine off, handbrake on.

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Keeping an eye on your tyre treads is another of those little fixes that helps look after your car, keep you safe and give you confidence on the road:

Carry out a basic check with a 20p coin, which is over 2mm deep

Place the coin in different sections of the tyre tread

It should be comfortably over minimum legal depth of 1.6mm

You can also use a tread depth gauge

If you're close to 1.6mm, it's time for new tyres!

Look out for cuts or splits too, while carrying out your checks

If you see anything unusual, call a professional

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