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Tyre Safety

The legal minimum tread depth for cars in the UK is 1.6mm throughout a continuous band comprising the central three-quarters of breadth of the tread and around its entire outer circumference.

In wet weather tyre tread grooves help to remove water from the contact patch between your tyres and the road surface meaning your car can brake, steer and accelerate properly. Without adequate tread depth your tyres may not be able to perform properly in wet conditions, reducing your safety on the road. It is therefore advisable to consider replacing your tyres well before they reach the legal minimum.

Furthermore, drivers whose tyres fail to comply with the minimum tread depth requirements risk a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre

As the only part of a vehicle in contact with the road surface, tyres play a critical role in road safety. Acceleration, braking, steering and cornering all rely on the tyres’ relatively small contact area with the road surface so their correct selection, care and maintenance is essential.

However, each year in the UK, more than 1200 road casualties are caused by an incident where illegal defective or under-inflated tyres are a contributory factor.

To maximise road safety and prolong tyre life, a tyre’s pressure, tread depth and general condition should be checked regularly.

Correct tyre pressure is vital to your safety on the road. Under-inflated tyres affect handling and grip, potentially causing irregular or unpredictable vehicle behaviour. They are also much more likely to suffer from a dangerous sudden rapid deflation, especially on high-speed motorway journeys.

By keeping your tyres at their optimum pressure, your running costs are also reduced. Under-inflated tyres require a bigger force to make them turn, so your car uses more fuel. Additionally, tyres which are not set to their correct pressure wear out more quickly.

So, to benefit from lower fuel bills, longer tyre life, increased safety and reduced CO2 emissions, make sure you check your tyre pressures at least once a month and before a long journey.

  • Exhaustive tyre check by Peugeot-trained experts of all your tyres (including the spare)

  • Essential for responsive steering and safe braking

  • Like-for-like replacements recommended, if necessary

  • No hard sell – if your Peugeot tyres are still fine, we promise to tell you

Plus, you'll also benefit from our Peugeot Service Promise - striving to offer you the best possible service experience.

To get your FREE TYRE CHECK, you can call the Aftersales Team on the number below or just pop in during working hours.

TELEPHONE: 02380 407 400

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