Lesson 10, Topic 1
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Importance of Tyres and their Condition

Tyre condition:

Your tyres and their condition are very important as they are the only contact you have with the road. You should check your tyres on a regular basis for any cuts, splits, bulges in the tyre wall or anything embedded in the tread.

Tread depth:

As a legal minimum, a car or light goods vehicle should have a minimum tread depth of 1.6 mm across three-quarters of the central width of the tyre and round the whole circumference, with some tread showing on the outer edges.

Tyre pressure:

It is a legal requirement to have your tyres at the correct pressure. You will find the correct pressure in your vehicle handbook for when your vehicle is loaded and unloaded. (This should be checked once a week).

Incorrectly inflated tyres can adversely affect your road holding. It will also increase your fuel consumption, increase your chances of a puncture and shorten the life of your tyres. Having tyres in good condition goes some way to helping you drive in an eco-friendly manner.

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