The importance of tyre safety

Checking that your vehicle always has the correct tyres, tyre pressures and tread depth, is vital to your vehicle’s safety and performance.

Should you need to replace your tyres, the best place to bring your car is into your local Ford Dealer. Our specialists can advise you on relevant tyre safety laws, show you what to look out for when checking your tyres and provide guidance on the right type of tyre based on your driving patterns and budget.

Free tyre safety checks at your local Peoples Ford

In partnership with UK-based charity TyreSafe, Ford Service is helping raise awareness of the importance of tyre safety for drivers.

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Check your tyres at home

Routine tyre maintenance is quick and easy, and consists of three areas: Air Pressure, Condition and Tread Depth (ACT). You should check your tyres at least once a month and before long journeys.

Air Pressure

  • Check your tyre pressures at least once a month or before any long journeys, when the tyres are cold (before you have driven more than a couple of miles).
  • Check the pressure in ALL tyres – including the spare.
  • Remember to use an accurate and reliable pressure gauge and replace the valve caps securely after checking the tyre pressures.
  • Tyre pressures should be increased If you are planning a journey with a full load in line with the recommendations in your owner’s manual. These can also be found inside the fuel filler cap or on the driver’s door pillar.
  • Pressures can vary depending on load, speed and types of tyres, so if you’re not sure, just ask your Ford Dealer.


  • Give each tyre a visual inspection to ensure it is in good condition.
  • Look out for any bulges, lumps or cuts and remove any stones from the tread.
  • If something doesn’t look right, have it inspected immediately by your Ford Dealer.

Tread Depth

  • The UK legal limit of tyre tread depth is 1.6mm.
  • If you are found to be driving with tyres below this limit, you could be penalised with three penalty points on your driving licence and a £2,500 fine.
  • Get a FREE tyre safety check at your local participating dealer, as part of our free Ford Video Check with any service and repair work.

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  • [†]TyreSafe is the UK’s charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and illegal tyres.