Tyre tread depth
Maintaining the recommended tread depth on your tyre is important because tyres with insufficient tread depth can create longer stopping distances, reduced grip and traction on the roads, and will eventually compromise your safety while driving.
It’s not only unsafe to ignore the minimum tread depth, it’s against the law and for each illegal tyre you face a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points on your driving licence.
Legally the minimum tread depth is 1.6mm, however, for safety reasons we recommend that you replace your tyres when tread depth reaches 3mm. You can check the tread depth of your tyres using the handy card below.
Be sure to fit all 4 tyres and wheels of the same size and type. When replacement of any of the tyres is necessary, it is recommended to replace all of them.