Tyre Safety | Arnold Clark Tyres

Tyre Safety

Ensuring your tyres are safe and legal is essential for any driver. The following hints and tips will help you determine whether you need to renew your tyres.

Tread depth

Tread depth is integral to the safety of your vehicle because the tread is the part of the tyre that grips the road.

Ideally you should check your tyre pressure at least once a month, which can be done at most petrol stations. The correct tyre pressure for your vehicle can be found within your owner's manual.


How can you check?

You can check the depth using a 20p piece by placing it into the tyre grooves at several places around the circumference of the tyre. If the outer band of the coin is visible at any of the points, your tread depth may be illegal. You can also check more accurately with a tyre tread depth gauge. Alternatively pop in to your nearest Arnold Clark Service Centre for a FREE tyre safety check.

Tyre pressure

Ensuring your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure not only optimises your tyre’s performance but also increases your safety.

Ideally you should check your tyre pressure at least once a month, which can be done at most petrol stations. The correct tyre pressure for your vehicle can be found within your owner's manual.

If your tyre pressure is continually decreasing, you should visit your local Arnold Clark Service Centre for a safety check.

Compatibility

You need to buy the right tyres for your vehicle for everyone’s safety. You can refer to our tyre guide to check you are buying the right tyre.

Spare wheel

Although it is not a legal requirement to carry a spare tyre, it is handy to have in emergency situations. It can be the difference between being able to get to a local garage and having to pay for a breakdown vehicle.

Spare tyres are not required to be legally compliant while they are stowed away but when fitted to the vehicle, they must meet the legal standards of all other fitted tyres.