Before you have winter tyres fitted, you should take a note of the quality of the tyres. Specifically, you should pay special attention to the tread depth. While the legal minimum depth is 1.6 mm, we recommend ensuring winter tyres have 4 mm or more. This helps ensure some of the most vital properties, such as grip, braking distances and protection from aquaplaning.
Similarly, you should also check that neither the treads or sidewalls are not cracked or damaged. Any damage here can get worse on the roads, so don’t fit weakened or damaged tyres to your car.
Likewise, if you store tyres in a garage, you should have them balanced as well. If they are not balanced correctly, this could have a negative influence on the car’s suspension system, which could result in sideways movements, as well as causing uneven wear across the tyre set.
Finally, when it comes to these checks, make sure to check the tyre pressure. Tyres can lose pressure naturally, so they will not be at the same level as they were last year. Of course, adjusting the pressure here will also highlight any leaks that might have gone unnoticed.