Our Lloyd Volvo 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 Volvo has a centre in Carlisle covering Cumbria and Southern Scotland.
Information and Advice on Car Tyre Safety
Volvo’s reputation for safety is second to none, but, while there are a host of safety features built into your Volvo, your tyres are also a vital part of making sure you are safe on the road. Here are some recommendations for how to keep an eye on your tyres to ensure that they provide the grip and performance you need.
Tyre Tread Legal Limit
The minimum legal limit is 1.6mm across the middle 75% of your tyre at any point. There 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. It’s essential to replace them immediately.
If you prefer that we check them for you, please contact our service department to book in for a complimentary tyre safety check.
Correct Tyre Pressure
It is not just tyre wear but also tyre pressure which make the difference to your driving and on-road safety. After all, having the correct tyre pressure reduces the risk of having irregular wear patterns on your tyres. Over-inflated tyres get excessive wear on the centre of the tyres while under-inflated ones wear on the shoulders more. We recommend that you check you are running with the correct tyre pressures twice a month. You may need to reset the tyre pressure warning system depending on the make and model of your car, so check your car manual for more information or contact our service department for more information.
Tyres and uneven Wear
If you experience premature tyre wear, you should have your vehicles wheel alignment checked. Tiny changes to the wheel alignment that you can’t feel through steering can cause uneven tyre wear and affect the performance of your car.
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.
Next time you need replacement tyres, contact our service department for a quotation as we offer a like-for-like price match service giving you quality tyres at a highly competitive price.