You need good tyres to drive safely. They are your only contact with the road and affect the steering, braking and acceleration of your vehicle. The legal minimum tread depth of the main grooves of car and similar tyres in the UK is 1.6mm.
How do i find out my Tyre Size?
Using our diagram below we can demostrate that a tyre has a unique code printed onto the outter surface, mainly made up of 3 sets of numbers.
The tyre width in millimetres. This is the part of the tyre that contains the tread.
The profile is the height of the Tyre sidewall as a percentage % of the tyre width. E.G: Sports tyres tend to have a low profile, giving more traction to the vehicle.
The diametre of the inner rim in inches. Generally medium sized family cars have sizes between 14" and 16".