Tyre wear

smithysmudge

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The legal limit for minimum depth of the tread on your tyres is 1.6 millimetres, across the central ¾ of the tread around the complete circumference of the tyre. The only things holding the car to the road are the tyres so if they are getting badly worn for safety I would be inclined to renew them.
 

Brucey89

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The legal limit for minimum depth of the tread on your tyres is 1.6 millimetres, across the central ¾ of the tread around the complete circumference of the tyre. The only things holding the car to the road are the tyres so if they are getting badly worn for safety I would be inclined to renew them.
Its a work van an company mechanic is saying there ok. Just looking other opinions.
 

celticfc

TK Veteran
Its a work van an company mechanic is saying there ok. Just looking other opinions.
looks ify to me m8
if he,s a mechanic you could tell him the tracking is needing done but if he,s a mechanic he should know that m8 , beware you get the points as well as the owner m8
 

rs500nutter

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Hi could someone tell me if these tyres are still legal. Plenty of tread left before indicators show but wearing badly.
Yeah definatly got either tracking issues or severly worn suspension bushes for sure.

Some garages would pass them on mot and some wont and they will be borderline to the police should you get pulled over etc.

Ive seen a lot worse on the road with reinforcement bands showing through the rubber.
Report the concern to the company in writing and if you get pulled over you got back up evidence of reporting the matter
 

siilver

TK Veteran
If you have to ask and your unsure just change them
You don't want to do harm to yourself or someone else
 

pupuqiop

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It's the driver's responsibility to check the vehicle is roadworthy before each journey. If you're unhappy with the company mechanic's assessment of the tyres then take it to an independent garage to be checked. If their opinion is that the tyres are not legal then ask them to put it in writing, present this to your employer (keep a copy for yourself) and inform your employer that you're not willing to drive the vehicle.
 

grouser

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I was often in dispute with my Manager over my concern with the Tyres on my van when I was working,often with tread issues similar or worse than that you have posted it got that bad in the end I point blank refused to take the van out,from experience I can tell you that if you were to report them to a higher person in your company even putting it in writing and you get pulled by the boys in blue they will still penalise you as the be all and end all as the onus is sat squarely on your shoulders as You are responsible the minute you drive on the highway,they may to some look okay but you get an copper on a bad day and boom points on licence and fines,if you can take it to an MOT station and ask there opinion.
 
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