Oakhill Garage: Your Comprehensive Tyre Solution
At Oakhill Garage, we understand the pivotal role tyres play in your vehicle’s performance and safety. Our workshops are equipped to provide a diverse range of tyre brands, ensuring we meet the unique needs of every vehicle and driver.
A Tyre for Every Need
Whether you’re in search of premium brands or seeking economical options, we’ve got you covered. Our extensive inventory includes tyres for various road conditions and vehicle specifications. Reach out to us to discover the latest deals tailored to your budget and requirements.
Understanding Tyre Safety & UK Law
Ensuring your vehicle is equipped with the right tyres isn’t just about performance—it’s a legal necessity. Here’s what you need to know:
- Correct Tyre Type & Size: UK law mandates that vehicles be fitted with the appropriate type and size of tyres, based on the vehicle’s model and its intended use. Always ensure they are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure for optimal safety.
- Tread Depth: The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6 millimetres, spanning the central ¾ of the tyre’s circumference. However, for enhanced safety, leading motoring organizations advise a minimum tread of 2mm, while many vehicle manufacturers suggest 3mm.
- Penalties for Non-Compliance: Neglecting your tyre’s condition can lead to severe consequences. You risk incurring 3 penalty points and fines up to £2500 for each tyre that falls below the legal tread depth.
- Tyre Construction: It’s illegal to mix different tyre constructions, like radial and cross-ply, on the same axle. However, mixing brands or patterns of the same construction is generally acceptable, depending on the vehicle type and manufacturer’s guidelines.
- Consult Your Vehicle’s Handbook: For specific tyre fitment details and options, always refer to your vehicle’s handbook.
Prioritize Your Safety
Your tyres are the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road. Ensuring they are in top condition is paramount for your safety and those around you. At Oakhill Garage, we’re here to guide you every step of the way, from selection to maintenance.