Our Lloyd Kia centre offers tyre safety advice, checks and tyres for sale with a price match. Located beside some of the country’s top locations, including World Heritage sites and the Lake District National Park, Lloyd Kia has a centre in Carlisle covering Cumbria.
Information and Advice on Car Tyre SafetyAs the only contact between you and the road, your Honda’s tyres are a key part of keeping you safe, so it is important to ensure that your tyre treads and pressures are set correctly to maximise grip as you enjoy your Kia’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.
Tyre Tread Legal Limit
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 contact our Kia Service Team to take advantage of our complimentary tyre safety check.
Correct Tyre Pressure
Checking the condition and pressure of your tyres is essential if your Kia 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.
Tyres and uneven WearIf 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.
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