It is important to replace your tyres when they are worn or perished to keep you safe on the road and to keep your car performing at its best.
How quickly a tyre starts to wear depends on many factors such as your driving style, the quality of the tyre and road conditions. The legal limit for tread depth is 1.6mm. The best way to measure the tread of your tyres accurately is by using a tread depth gauge. However, some tyres have a tread wear indicators which are a band of rubber that becomes flush with the tread when the depth has reached 1.6mm.
It is also good practice to check the tyres for uneven wear as this could be a sign the vehicle needs to be tracked. Look out for any objects which have become lodged in the tyre such as nails which can effect its strength. Check and adjust your pressure regularly, some vehicles have their own tyre pressure monitoring system but it still useful to be able to check them manually.
If in doubt, drop in for a free tyre check.