If you have recently passed your driving test or you are a seasoned pro, checking the tread depth on your tyres is essential. Your tyres are the only part of your car which is in direct contact with the road, therefore it’s vital that your tyres are in tip-top condition to ensure that they are able to grip the road and provide the utmost safety whilst you are driving.
Step One: Park Somewhere Safe
To check your tyres you need to park on a level surface off the road. It’s a good idea to do this on your drive if you have one, if not, you’ll need to find a safe place to park up while you check your tyres.
Step Two: Right Tools
To accurately check the tread depth on your tyres you’ll need a tread depth gauge which easily measures the tread depth of your car without any hassle.
Top Tip: It’s a good idea to get into the habit of checking your tyres on a regular basis (depending on how often you drive).
Step Three: Check Your Tyre Tread Depth
To do this you need to take your tread depth gauge and measure the central three quarters of the tyre – you repeat this across the circumference of the tyre. The minimum legal requirement is 1.6mm, if it is less than this then you need to get new tyres immediately.