What you need to know about your tyres
Tyres are the only contact between your car and the road. That makes them the most important safety feature as they carry the weight of the car and deal with all the forces of acceleration, braking and cornering. It doesn’t help to drive the safest car on the market with the best brakes and handling and have worn tyres.
Replacing your Tyres
Tyres should always be replaced in pairs i.e. a front set or a rear set and with the same brand tread pattern and size on each axel to avoid any handling or balance problems under braking or cornering. Although the legal limit is 1.6mm it is wise to replace your tyres once they reach 3mm as below this level a tyre can take nearly 50% further to stop a car on a wet surface.
Speed Ratings of your Tyre
Reading A Tyre Sidewall