Tyre Safety

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Why is my choice of tyres so important?

What should I check my tyres for?

Will Kenway check my tyres?

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Why is my choice of tyres so important?

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Tyres are your only contact with the road and affect your steering, direction and braking - so having the correct tyres and making sure they are in tip top condition is very important. Whilst your brakes stop the wheels - it’s your tyres that stop the car.

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What should I check my tyres for?

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You need to check the condition of your tyres and your tyre pressure regularly, as well as arranging for a technician to check your wheel balance and alignment as this can affect tyre wear and vehicle handling.

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Will Kenway check my tyres?

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Yes, you can call us at our Aberdeen or Dundee branches to arrange a FREE tyre check today. Our qualified technicians will check your tyre conditions by taking three readings across the width of the tyre as well as checking for normal wear and tear, cuts, lumps, bulges and tears. Exposed ply and cord, pattern-suitability, and irregular wear patterns, may indicate a need for a four-wheel alignment check.

How deep should my tyre tread be?

How can I measure it?

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How deep should my tyre tread be?

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There are legal limits for how deep tyre tread needs to be. This varies from country to country but in the UK it is 1.6mm. However, the legal limit is not necessarily safe, and many experts say that tyre depth should be deeper for safer motoring. Tests have shown that your stopping distance is increased by 40% in the wet with a tyre depth of 3mm. Remember the tyres on your vehicle are the only point of contact between the vehicle and the road surface. Call our tyre experts at our Aberdeen and Dundee branches today for a FREE tyre safety check. Our tyre technicians will check the tread depth and condition of your tyres and give you the right advice on tyre maintenance and safety.

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How can I measure it?

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Most tyres have tread wear indicators built into them. This is a bar of rubber that goes across the tread at a depth of about 2mm - which you’ll find by looking carefully at the wheel for a bar that is not part of the regular pattern. When the tread becomes flush with the wear indicator you have about 2mm of tread left and you need to change them.

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Caring for your vehicle’s tyres is a key part of any car maintenance programme.

They are your only contact points with the road surface and must be kept in a good condition for your safety and to avoid causing unnecessary wear and tear to your vehicle.

Brakes are the most important safety device of any vehicle and one of the key pieces of technology in the design process.

Brakes are designed to be replaced around 50,000 miles. However, several factors will determine how long they last, including the make and model of your vehicle, your driving style, and what brake pads are fitted.

Your exhaust is an essential part of your vehicle, but it rarely gets the attention it deserves from drivers when it comes to maintenance.

It is a key part of the engine’s emission system and helps to funnel emissions away from the vehicle, and those inside.

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BRIDGE OF DON

Broadfold Road, Aberdeen
Phone: +44 (0)1224 821163

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ABERDEEN CITY

60-70 Virginia Street, Aberdeen
Phone: +44 (0)1224 597080

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DUNDEE

Balunie Drive, Dundee
Phone: 01382 735820

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Commercial Depot

11 St Machar Road, Aberdeen
Phone: 01224 497015

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