Car Service: Checking Tyre Tread Depth

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Car Service: Checking Tyre Tread Depth

Why is the depth of tyre tread important? Making sure that your car tyres are legal is a fairly quick and in-expensive operation. It usually involves a visual inspection of your tyres, not just the outside but the inside of the tyres as well. Tyres, if the wheels are not aligned correctly, can wear on either outside rim or across the middle so you need to make sure you check them all over. Any signs of baldness, any sign of wire or flat spots means that the tyre almost certainly needs replacing. 

Another thing to look out for is the tyre pressure, if you run on low pressure then you will damage the sidewalls of the tyre, if you have too much pressure then you will damage the middle of the tyre.  Constantly deflating tyres could be a puncture, the valve, the seal or even a crack in the rim but again please get it checked. 

Your tyres are the ONE thing that is on your car that should be attached to the road so please make sure they are safe. 

As the video shows the legal minimum depth of tyre tread in Ireland is 1.6mm, if your tyres look on or under that then its not just the penalty points that you are risking but your and the occupants saftey. Please check and keep checking your tyres.

Get your tyres checked and balanced this August for free

To help make sure your tyres are legal we are offering a free typre check and wheel balance this August with Oliver’s Car Service Centre here in Gorey. Click the link below to book your appointment.

About Oliver’s Car Service Centre

At Oliver’s Car Service Centre, we strive to offer quality car servicing and car repair to the community in and around Gorey, County Wexford, and South Wicklow. In providing our customers with the best value in car service and car repair in the area, we believe this is just one of the things that makes us among the best car mechanics in Gorey. Oliver’s Car Service Centre, the one-stop-shop for all car & van servicing & repairs and only a 5-minute drive from Gorey Shopping Centre & Tesco. Check out our location in Gorey here.

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At Oliver’s Car Service Centre, we strive to offer quality car service and car repair solutions to the community in and around Gorey, County Wexford, and South Wicklow. In providing our customers with the best value in car repair in the area, we believe this is just one of the things that make us among the best car mechanics for car service and car repair in Gorey.

Oliver’s Car Service Centre, the one-stop-shop for all car & van servicing & repairs and only a 5-minute drive from Gorey Shopping Centre & Tesco

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