4 Signs Your Tyres Need Replacing

Having your tyres at their best is essential and will greatly affect your cars safety. By having good tyres on your vehicle, you greatly reduce the chance of associated problems and helps you to keep the ideal control of your car. We have put together some tips to help you keep your tyres at their best. Discover what the 4 signs your tyres need replacing.

Check Your Tread Depth

To comply with UK law, your tyres need to have a minimum depth of 1.6mm, most are unaware of the required depth and rarely check their tyre depth. A good rule is to check your tyre regularly and when they reach 3-2mm its time to get them replaced. There are ways of spotting when your tyres are too worn, check the tread wear indicators. These are moulded in the tread grooves. Once they sit flush with the surface of the tread, your tyre tread has worn to the legal limit and the tyres must be replaced. It’s not only punctures that effect your tyres and do your tyres need replacing.

Looking Out For Punctures

Most of the time we are aware of punctures when they are sudden but there can be punctures that release air at a much slower rate. Looking out for punctures is key. Check your tyres at regular intervals, check for any objects stuck in the tyre, look for tears or hard abrasions on the tyres service and don’t forget to check the valve for any damage.

How Old Are Your Tyres

This probably seems like an obvious one, but we sometimes forget how old our tyres are. Getting them checked regularly by a professional will help to combat this and remember if they are 10 years old or older its time to get them replaced even if they look ok, although having tyres 10 years or older is very rare. By having fresh tyres when required will keep them in good condition.

A Change In Conditions

If you use different tyres for summer and winter, it’s a good idea to remember that only use the correct tyre for the time of year. They are specially designed for the conditions for the time of year and driving on the wrong tyres will result in increased wear. For example, summer tyres do not have the grip required for winter roads such as icy or wet conditions.


We at AMS Tyres and Autocentres appreciate that choosing the right tyre for your car, van or motorcycle can be very confusing! From getting the right tyre size to selecting the best brand the choice is massive! So, whether it is a car, van, 4×4 or motorcycle let us provide you the biggest range and budgets to suit for you. Use our comprehensive online tyre search and booking system for the best tyre quote and then book your tyre replacement online.

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