DON'T MESS ABOUT WITH YOUR MINI TYRES.
As the only thing holding your MINI on the road, tyres are obviously an essential part of being safe behind the wheel. Here’s some advice on how to make sure your tyre treads and pressure are correct, helping you get the most from your MINI without taking any risks.
Are your tyres legal?
It’s important to know that the minimum legal limit is 1.6mm across the middle 75% of your tyre at any point. There’s are tyre wear indicators in the base of the tyre tread groove, so once the tread has worn to these indicators, your tyres are at 1.6mm and illegal so it’s time to get them replaced.
If you prefer, contact one of our MINI retail centres and book your MINI in for a complimentary tyre safety check.
Are your tyre the correct pressure?
Tyre condition is important, but it’s also essential that you check that your tyre pressures are set correctly. The recommendation is that you check them at least twice a month as incorrect pressure could cause irregular wear patterns. Over-inflation leads to excessive wear to the centre of the tyres, whereas under-inflation can cause more wear on the shoulders of the tyres. Depending on the make and model of your car, you may need to reset the tyre pressure warning system, but it should tell you in your car manual or do feel free to contact one of our MINI Centres for more information.
Uneven wear? Wheel Alignment Check for only £39.99
Incorrect wheel alignment can result in rapid irregular tyre wear and can even affect the handling and safety of the vehicle.
Incorrect wheel alignment problems can be caused by hitting a kerb, driving into a pothole in the road or by excessive wear to steering or suspension components. It is
important to get your wheel alignment checked annually to ensure you get the most out of your tyres. Checking your wheel alignment regularly can prolong the life of your tyres by up to 12,000 miles and increase fuel efficiency.ˆ This can be monitored by unusual wear on your tyres or through a wheel alignment check at one of our retailers.*
(^Driving condition dependant. *Wheel Alignment check not available at Colne or South Lakes)
We price-match tyres
Fortunately, our replacement tyres are not only excellent quality but are also price-matched, so contact your local MINI Centre’s service department for a quotation next time you need new tyres. Our like-for-like price match service means you’ll find we are more than competitive with no hidden extras.
Lloyd Tyre Safety Month
As the only four contact points between you and the road, correct tyre care and maintenance is critical for your safety. Being legal is not the same as being safe, and as the weather worsens and temperatures drop, now is the time to act.
Collected my new Mini Cooper yesterday , love it, thank you to the team at Cockermouth MINI, especially James who has supported us through the process.
Erica Wignall - Lloyd Cockermouth MINI