It’s essential that drivers don’t become complacent about the condition of car tyres. If you fail to check the condition of your tyres, you could be putting your life and those of others at risk. Some motoring experts recommend checking your vehicle for worn car tyres every week at least. The weather can make worn car tyres more dangerous, as it is harder to stop in wet conditions.
Dangers of worn car tyres – Illegal tread depths
You could be fined by the police if you have an illegal tread depth. Though legally the depth needs to be 1.6mm, it’s actually advisable to maintain a minimum level of 3mm so you can brake efficiently when the roads are wet. You can use a 20 pence piece to see if you have an adequate tyre tread depth. If, when you place the coin inside the tread, you can still see parts of the outer band of the coin, you should replace your tyres. Furthermore, you need to ensure your tyres have the right pressure and don’t have cuts or bulges.
Help is at hand if you have had an accident on the road and suspect the motorist who caused it had worn car tyres or if they were at fault for any other reason. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been helping people claim compensation for car accidents that they didn’t cause for many years. You can take our 30-second test to see if you’re likely to be eligible for compensation today, or you can go ahead and phone us without using the online compensation calculator.
You will normally have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim, and it’s always best to act as soon as you can rather than putting it off. If there were any witnesses to the accident, this will help a great deal. Please don’t get rid of any evidence associated with your accident or injuries as this could play a vital role in getting compensation and justice.
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Talk to us today if you’ve been hurt as a result of worn car tyres. Our clients are always matched up with the right kind of solicitor for their needs, so if you have been hurt out on the roads you’ll be working with an expert on road accident claims. To find out more, call today on 0800 689 0500 on your landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re using your mobile.
Date Published: May 2, 2017
Author: Accident Advice