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Car and Motorbike Tyre Safety

Your tyres keep your vehicle in contact with the surface of the road and therefore are crucial when it comes to your safety on the road. This is why frequently checking that your tyres are in line with UK tyre safety regulations is so important.

Here at PTA Garage Services we have put together some helpful information on how to look after and check your tyres to help keep you safe on the road. In addition, carefully maintaining your tyres will help to ensure that they last as long as possible, reduce your fuel bills, lower your Co2 emissions and maximise your handling capabilities whilst driving.

Take a look at the following guides to keep your tyres safe and legal:

Tyre Condition

Regular checks can help you to ensure that your tyres are free from damage. Learn how to spot potentially dangerous tyre damage such as lumps, cuts and cracks with our helpful guide to tyre condition.


Tyre Pressure

Over or under inflated tyres can be dangerous on the road and can drastically decrease tyre life and increase your chances of tyre damage. It is crucial that you keep your car or motorbike tyres inflated to the right pressures. Learn how to find the correct pressures for your vehicle and how to check your tyre pressures.


Tyre Tread

If your tyres do not have adequate tread, they will not be able to perform effectively on the road. Low tread depth can negatively affect gripping capabilities, aquaplaning resistance and braking distances. Furthermore, if your car tyre tread is lower than 1.6mm, or motorbike tyre tread lower than 1mm, then your tyres are illegal and you are at risk of being fined and receiving points on your licence. Learn how to check your tyre tread depth.


Tyre Care

Careful cleaning and frequently inspecting your tyres can help to enhance their life and improve your safety on the road. Learn how to look after your tyres effectively and also find out when they should be replaced with our guide to tyre care.


Motorbike Tyre Safety

Motorbike tyres require care and maintenance to keep them in a legal and safe condition. Take a look at our motorbike tyre safety tips here.


Budget vs Premium Tyres

Are you debating whether you should buy premium manufacturer or quality budget tyres for your vehicle? Make sure that you know everything you need to before making your purchase. Find out more about budget vs premium tyres here.