Exhilarating Jaguar handling depends on tyre safety
The only contact between you and the road, your Jaguar’s tyres are a key part of keeping you safe on the road, so it is important to ensure that your tyre treads and pressures are set correctly to maximise grip as you enjoy your Jaguar’s performance. Here is some advice which we hope you’ll find useful to make sure that your tyres can do the job you need.
Make sure your tyres are legal
The minimum legal limit for your tyre treads is 1.6mm across the middle 75% of your tyre at any point and you’ll find tyre wear indicators in the base of the tyre tread groove so you can check your treads at any time. Once the tread has worn to these indicators, your tyres are at 1.6mm and illegal so you will need to get them replaced immediately.
If you would prefer that we check them for you, please book into our service department to take advantage of our complimentary tyre safety check.
Check your tyre pressures to reduce uneven wear
Checking the condition and pressure of your tyres is essential if your Jaguar is going to handle at its best. We recommend checking the pressures twice a month to reduce the risk of irregular wear patterns which are caused by over-inflated tyres – which get excessively worn in the centre of the tyre – and under-inflated tyres – which experience wear on the tyre shoulder. Depending on the make and model of your car, you may need to reset the tyre pressure warning system so please check your car’s manual for more information or contact our service department for more information.
Check for causes of uneven tyre wear
If your vehicle’s wheels are misaligned this could affect tyre wear and reduce performance even if you cannot feel it through the steering. We suggest that, should you experience premature tyre wear, you book with us to have your vehicle’s wheel alignment checked.
Next time you need replacement tyres, contact our service department for a quotation as we price-match our range of tyres to ensure that like-for-like tyres are as competitively-priced as they can be.