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Safe Tyre Tread

Having less tread than required on your car is not just illegal, its unsafe!

How Much Tread?

  • The minimum amount of tread, which provides a secure grip, is around 3.5mm - about the depth of a match-head
  • Less than 1.6mm is an offence by law
  • In wet conditions, 3.0mm or less means that your traction and stopping power is greatly reduced
  • When driving in snow, traction can be compromised at 4.75mm tread depth.

Find practical information on how you can check your own tires check here.