Top tyre tips 

Check your pressures

 You’ll find the recommended pressures inside the drivers’ manual. Check the pressure when the tyre is cold, as even a short journey will warm up tyres and raise the pressure. Under-inflation can cause tyre damage, uneven wear, and an increase in fuel consumption. Over inflated tyres give a less comfortable ride and wear out in the centre of the tread. Check the pressure in the spare tyre to ensure it’s ready in an emergency. Check your treads

Worn tyres mean less grip.
Abnormal or uneven wear can often be an indication of a mechanical defect on the vehicle. In these circumstances the mechanical parts (steering, wheel alignment, brakes) should be check immediately.

Check for damage
Look for cuts, cracks and bulges or any other evidence of damage from violent impact or kerbing. Damaged tyres may be illegal and can be dangerous

Know the tyre law
The legal minimum tread depth for car tyres in the United Kingdom and the European Community is 1.6mm throughout a continuous band comprising the central three quarters of the breadth of tread and round the entire outer circumference of the tyre.
Most car type tyres have tread wear indicators, usually at least six small ribs across the bottom of the main tread grooves, and when the tread surface becomes level with these ribs the tyre is at the legal limit and must be replaced.

One of the features of tyre tread pattern designs is to give good grip in wet conditions. Generally speaking available grip reduces as the tyre wears or as the road surface water depth increases and you should reduce speed in such conditions.

The 1.6mm minimum legal limit applies to:

Cars and passenger vehicles with up to 8 seated passengers – not including the driver
Motor vehicles and light trailers (including caravans) up to 3500 kg gross vehicle weight


A1 Automac Ltd – Unit 2 Cluster Ind                    Estate – Rodney Road,                                    Southsea – Portsmouth, PO4 8ST

Email: a1automac@gmail.com
Phone: 02392 178909

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Brett W
Brett W
22:19 13 Apr 18
Excellent, friendly and professional service, I have used them with all my cars for the last 5 years and will continue to in the years to come. Higly recommend.
Andrei Cristian
Andrei Cristian
03:17 05 Mar 18
great garage. they always deliver
Prince Zain
Prince Zain
15:58 17 Feb 18
some idiots are here making a bad comments i have seem back in the garage again! so please before you made any negative comments think you might have to use a same garage again!
Chad Donoghue
Chad Donoghue
12:34 22 Oct 17
Took car in for MOT, was failed on a few items which included the front rear bushes and handbrake so arranged for the garage to repair these faults. Told car was fixed and that a rear caliper had to be replaced for the handbrake fault. On leaving the breaks felt very spongy and when coming to a slow stop the front drivers side wheel was making a large banging noise. I called the garage and arranged to return the car to get this sorted as the car was braking fine before the MOT. On return they had said the front baring had gone and without my consent stripped the whole front wheel area out and destroyed parts in the process meaning I had no option but to get the work done as the car was now unable to be moved. Moral of the story is that this will be the last time I use this garage and have made formal complaints to VOSA and trading standards about the standard of work being carried out here and how they let me drive off without testing the car brakes properly and leaving me in a death trap!
Floare Gabriel Marian
Floare Gabriel Marian
11:59 20 Jun 17
If you look for a MOT test i didn't recommend you this place. Will fail your car and you will be asked for fixing car there. And most of the fail it is imaginary. I was faild for front brake problems. And surprise when i want fit the new brake disk and pads... The one from the car looking nearly new
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