Part of keeping your Suzuki well maintained involves regular tyre checks to make sure your tyre tread depth is above the legal limit of 1.6mm. At Phoenix Suzuki, we recommend a tyre change when your tread depth reaches 3mm - this ensures the overall braking performance of your car isn't badly affected by wear.
When tyres are below 3mm tread depth there is an increased risk of Aquaplaning, which causes the tyres to lose contact with the road surface, resulting in the car's steering and braking being affected.
We recommend checking your tyres every 2 weeks or before long journeys.
What to check – Pressure, Depth and Damage
Try to check tyre pressure three times a month, or at least twice a month and before setting off on long journeys. Incorrect pressure can cause irregular wear patterns, so be sure to check your driver's manual to find information on the correct pressure for different loads.
Don't forget to check the tyre pressures at ambient temperature (before being driven).
Check your tyres regularly for damage, unusual wear and foreign bodies that could be affecting performance or making them unsafe.
Check the sidewalls for any bulges or cuts; this could be the result of kerb or pothole damage. Any cracks that are appearing are a sign of ageing.
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Please keep in mind that if your tyre is un-roadworthy, not only is the performance of your vehicle affected, you could also risk a possible maximum penalty fine of £10,000 and 12 penalty points on your driving licence.
The minimum legal limit is 1.6mm across the middle 75% of the tyre at any point. You will find indicators at the base of the tyre tread groove that provide a guide for minimum wear.
Phoenix Suzuki offers a comprehensive replacement package, which includes the environmentally friendly disposal of the old tyre, all at a very competitive price.
For more information regarding this offer or if you want to ask our sales team a question, contact us on 0844 324 2960.
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