Published by Auchinlea Tyres on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 18:54

By law, car tyres must have a minimum of 1.6mm of tread in a continuous band throughout the central three quarters of the tread width and round the entire circumference of the tyre.

The driver of the vehicle is responsible for making sure their tyres are legal and in a roadworthy condition. The penalty for driving with an illegal tyre is...

Published by Auchinlea Tyres on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 18:38

The law states that there should be a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm.  It must be measured across the central 3/4 of the tyre and all the way round it too.

What does this mean in practice?

The first part of the law says there must be a minimum of 1.6mm of tread.

This means that the depth of the grooves MUST BE NOT LESS than...

Flat Tyre
Published by Auchinlea Tyres on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 18:32

The correct pressure is important both for safety and for a long tyre life. They must be checked when the tyre is cold (By cold we mean the ambient outside temperature where the tyre is to be used). Tyre pressures must be checked regularly, about once every two weeks.

A drop in pressure can be caused by:

- the natural leakage of...

Tyre Section Illustration
Published by Auchinlea Tyres on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 18:07

​1 - The inner liner. A layer of airtight synthetic rubber.This is found inside the tyre and is the modern equivalent of the inner tube.

2 - The casing ply. This casing is composed of fine textile fibre cords, laid down in straight lines and sandwiched in rubber. These cords are a key element in the...

Published by Auchinlea Tyres on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:58

Ever wondered what the markings on the side of a tyre mean?

Choosing the right tyre can be a minefield but the team at Auchinlea Tyres have a huge pool of knowledge to guide your decision and make your purchase cost effective. You may not understand the writting on the wall so here is an introduction to reading your tyres.