We have a brand new service to offer; Fusion Wheels are now fitting tyres!
If you’re in need of getting new tyres in Kent, then get in touch with us today! Not only will you receive new tyres, but you will be treated to exceptional customer service and well-fitted tyres.
Know Your Tyres
The condition of your tyres is a lot more important than you may realise. With our new service of fitting tyres, we hope to help you learn more about tyre safety. We will start with tread.
What Is Tyre Tread?
Tyre tread refers to the rubber on its circumference that makes contact with the ground. As tyres are used the tread begins to wear thin, thus limiting its effectiveness in providing traction. Little traction can lead to the tyre not gripping properly when go drive around a corner – this can be very dangerous.
Legal Tread Depth
The legal minimum depth of tread on your tyres is 1.6mm. If the tread depth is between 1.6mm and 3mm, then it is time to start looking at new getting new tyres. This is something we can help with as our tyres in Kent are perfect for you. If you are ever concerned about the depth of tread on your tyres, then it’s best to contact a professional who will be able to officially identify whether you need new tyres, or need them retreaded.
How To Measure Tread Depth
To measure the depth of tread you can simply look at the tyres to see if it looks a little worn out, however, this isn’t very accurate. The best way to check the depth is to use a depth measuring gauge which will give you an accurate reading of the tread depth in your tyres.
If you don’t have a depth measuring gauge or you don’t want to buy one then you can use a 20p and do the 20p test.
To do this test, all you need to do is place the 20p in the tread of the tyre and if you can’t see the outer rim around the edge of the coin, then your tyres are safe. However, if you can see the outer rim of the coin, then you will need to look at getting new tyres. Any reading that suggests the tyres’ tread is less than 3mm should be looked at by a professional.
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