Are your tyres legal? 29/10/15
Now that winter is upon us, checking the condition of your tyres becomes more important than ever.
Your vehicles handling and braking ability in wet or icy conditions will depend heavily on the condition of your tyres this winter.
What's more - if your vehicle is subjected to a spot check by the police, you could be fined if your tyres do not meet the legal requirements.
Do you have the correct specification tyres for your type of vehicle? If the tyres on your vehicle are not suitable for the loading or speed of your vehicle, you may be liable to prosecution.
If the tyre has any cuts which expose the underlying ply or cord of the tyre, then it could be illegal.
Tyre tread depth
The minimum legal tyre tread depth for cars, light vans and light trailers should be at least 1.6mm across 75% of the width of the tread and around the entire circumference of the tyre.
For motorcycles, large vehicles and passenger-carrying vehicles the minimum tyre tread depth should be at least 1mm across 75% of the width of the tread and around the entire circumference of the tyre. Moped tyres should have visible tyre tread.
All information provided is believed to be correct at the time of publication.
No need to claim on your insurance
However if you were not at-fault for the accident, you can choose to either claim on your own insurance policy or make a claim independently of your insurer. To find out more call 02392 484 244 and we will be happy to help.
We and our partners help thousands of people make independent accident claims. Our service enables motorists to get the help and assistance they need to resolve their accident related issues, with the costs being recovered directly from the at-fault driver on your behalf.
No excess to pay
This money should of course be recovered by an insurer at a later date, but with our service - you do not have to pay it at all.
By using our independent claims service, you are not making a claim on your insurance policy and so you will have no excess to pay.
Receive a like-for-like replacement hire vehicle
Other policies may offer a 'courtesy car' but this is often just a 'basic' saloon or hatchback which may not be suitable for your needs.
Car Call and its partners will provide a like-for-like replacement vehicle as part of our service. This means we will endeavour to supply a hire-vehicle that similar to your own in terms of its type, make and engine size.
So whether you drive a small hatchback or a prestige sports car, we will look to provide a similar hire-vehicle that suits your needs.
Manufacturer approved vehicle repairs
Many of our accident repair centres are have manufacturer approvals for specific brands, so if you require a manufacturer approved repair centre, simply tell your personal claim handler and they will ensure your vehicle goes to an approved repairer.
Want you vehicle repaired by a specific garage? No problem, we can alternatively use a repairer that you specify.
They issues they can assist you with include:
- Recovery of the cost of the replacement hire-vehicle
- Recovery of the cost of uplifting your damaged vehicle
- Recovery of all repair costs
- Recovery of the cost of damaged of personal items
- Seeking financial compensation for an injury