• Check your tyre pressure and tread depth regularly, at least once a month.
• 1.6mm is the minimum tyre tread depth. An easy way to measure this is using a 20p piece.
Place the coin in the groove of the tyre tread. The outer border of the coin should be obscured by the tyre.
• It’s better to be safe than sorry. When your tyre tread reaches 3mm, you should think about replacing them.
• Make sure to check tyre pressures when the tyres are cold.
• Make sure all tyres still have their valve caps.
• Have your shock absorbers checked regularly too by a trained technician; worn shock absorbers can also contribute to tyre wear.
Did you know you can have your tyres checked for free?
For peace of mind, why not have your tyres checked by your local Citroën dealer? We’ll let you know how much tread you have left and when you’ll need to replace your tyres.
If you choose to have your tyres replaced with us, you’ll benefit from competitive pricing as well as the Citroën&You promise, including your car cleaned for free.
Tyres wear down over time, it’s only natural. They could wear out sooner for a few different reasons though:
• Under or over inflation: if the correct tyre pressures aren’t followed, tyres can wear out much quicker. You can find the correct tyre pressures in your vehicle handbook
• Incorrect balancing: this can cause the wheels and tyres to vibrate and wear down the tyres as a result
• Wheel alignment: sometimes referred to as tracking, this is simply the direction the wheels are set to. If one or more wheels are not aligned correctly, then not only will your tyres wear down, but you may also notice your car pulling to one side while driving.
As the driver, it’s your responsibility to make sure your tyres meet some basic criteria:
• All tyres in good condition, free from cuts, tears, lumps and bulges.
• Tread depth at least 1.6mm, across 75% of the tyre and around the entire circumference. Your Citroën dealer will recommend that you replace tyres when the tread reaches 3mm.
• Pressures meeting Citroën’s recommendations.
• Appropriate and compatible tyres for the vehicle and its wheels. You also must not mix different types of tyre on the same axle.
If you don’t follow these rules, you could face a penalty of up to £2,500 per illegal tyre, plus points on your license. It’s much better to be safe, so book a free tyre check with Citroën today.