Car and Light Commercial tyres

Car & Light Commercial Tyres
Affordable services for stress-free motoring

When it comes to vehicle wear and tear, your car tyres are in a league of their own. A properly-fitted tyre with ample tread depth is essential to your safety whenever you or your family make a journey. So making sure your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure, and are not over-worn is a potentially life-saving check for any driver.

Over 40 years of experience

How do I know if my tyres need replacing?
Affordable services for stress-free motoring

The law in the UK states that your tyres must have a minimum of 1.6mm tread across 75% of the wheel surface. Driving your car with tread worn beyond this limit is an offence, and could land you with a nasty fine (£2,500 per tyre!). But more importantly, your safety is potentially at risk if your tyres don't meet this requirement.


You can buy a simple tread gauge from most forecourts, so we strongly advise that you keep one handy, and make checks on a regular basis.


The law also states that your car tyres should be of a certain size and type for the car you are driving. This isn't a major cause for concern for most drivers who have their tyres supplied and fitted by a reputable garage such as ourselves. We will always check your tyres for free!


You should also know that the law forbids having two separate types of tyre on either side of your axle. If in doubt, ask us to have a look for you to check that your car conforms to legal standards.

Legal tyre tread

How do I replace my tyres?
Replace sooner rather than later

Despite the legal limit being 1.6mm, once the tread on your tyres dips below 3mm, you may begin to experience longer braking distances. So we always advise replacing tyres sooner rather than later, if your budget allows.


We stock all leading brands and can quote you for any make and for Winter tyres when the time is right. We'll recommend the perfect tyres to match your car – and your budget – and fit them for you while you wait.

Alloy wheel repairs and refurbishment
Replace sooner rather than later

If you have damaged any of your alloy wheels on the many pot holes there seem to be on our roads - a more cost effective solution could be a alloy wheel repair – Phone us for details.


We can also arrange for your alloy wheels to be repainted to make your car feel brand new again!

Stocking all leading brands of tyres
Park Street Garage Thaxted