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Retreaded Tyres

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What is a retreaded tyre? A retreaded tyre – also known as a remould – is made from a used tyre. Old tyres which are not sound should never be used as components for retread tyres. The es ...
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Part Worn Tyres

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What are part-worn tyres? 'Part-worn' tyres are those which have been used previously - in other words they are 'second-hand'. Most part-worn tyres are imported, mainly coming from continental Europe ...
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The Tyre Law

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Tyre pressures Tyre pressures should be maintained at or within a very close tolerance of the recommended pressures. Tyre tread depth and damage When tyres become worn or damaged they must be repla ...
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Tyre Aging

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Rubber compounds used in tyres contain anti-oxidising chemicals that help to slow down the natural aging process of untreated rubber. However, tyres do deteriorate with age, which increases the risk ...
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Tyre Maintenance

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Tread depth Pay special attention to the amount of tread remaining on your tyres, and measure them regularly (details of minimum legal tread depths is given below). Always replace tyres before they r ...
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Safe Tyres Are Vital!

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Tyres are the vehicle's only point of contact with the road. The actual area of contact between the car and the road through the tyres is small, roughly equivalent to four size eight men's shoes. Ba ...
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Avoid festive roadside misery by checking tyre pressures

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Motorists are being reminded to check their tyre pressures before setting off on long journeys this holiday period in order to avoid being stranded by the roadside. Many families experience delays a ...
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The importance of tyre choice

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What's black and round, saves you money, protects the climate, improves your health and makes you more popular with your neighbours? It's simple really, but who knew that choosing tyres was so impo ...
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How to buy cheap tyres

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Cheap replacement tyres Good tyres are crucial for safe and fuel-efficient driving. But when they wear out, replacing them can be expensive, setting you back hundreds of pounds. Fortunately, there a ...
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Advice on car tyres

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Tyres must have tread at least 1.6mm deep By law, you must have a minimum of 1.6mm of tread in a continuous band across three-quarters of the tread width and around the whole circumference of y ...
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