While tyres are tough and can withstand lots of use, they do wear down and will eventually need replacing. Legally, all tyres have to be replaced when the tread gets down to 1.6mm or less, but we recommend replacing your tyres when the tread falls below 3mm. By replacing your tyres when the tread is at this level they will have better grip, ensuring your car is safer to drive.
Having new tyres also helps your car to perform effectively on the road so you can get more miles out of your fuel and save money in the long term.
By having your tyres replaced professionally, you will have the peace of mind that they are fitted correctly. Tyres that are not aligned properly will wear down unevenly reducing the effectiveness of the grip.
Submit the form below or contact the team directly to find out about our prices for new tyres and fitting. Our team can help you to choose the optimum time to change your tyres.
Regular maintenance and correct placement of your tyres are extremely important.
There are three basic check that you can do yourself do help prolong the life of your Volkswagen Tyres, reduce your fuel bull and CO2 emissions and to ensure that you’re Volkswagen can brake, accelerate and corner correctly and safely.
The correct tyre pressure is vital to your safety on the road. Under-inflated tyres will affect the handling and grip of your Volkswagen, causing irregular and unpredictable vehicle behaviour.
The car is almost more likely to suffer from a dangerous blowout when travelling at high speeds, especially on the motorway.
By keeping your tyre pressure correct and inflated, you are reducing the fuel costs as it is using less force to make them turn, which can burn more fuel. Additionally, tyres that are not set to the correct pressure are likely to wear out much quicker.
To avoid any of these problems, check your tyre pressure at least once a month.
The tread depth on your Volkswagens tyres is essential to your safety as your tyr tread helps remove water from the road surface allowing our tyre to grip on the road.
As your tyre depth wear down, its ability to remove the water and grip to the surface is reduced, compromising your safety.
The legal minimum tread depth for a car tyre in the UK is 1.6mm across the central three quarters of the tyre around the entire circumference.
Driving on tyres which fail to meet this regulation is not only dangerous but also illegal, and you can be fined up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre.
This should be checked once a month, and if you don’t have a tread depth gauge, a quick and each way to check is using a 20p coin. Please the coin into the main tread of the tyre, if the marked rim of the coin doesn’t totally disappear into the treat, you tyres may be illegal and you should get these checked by your local Volkswagen garage.
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