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Keeping you safe

You know how important it is to keep your tyres in top condition, not just for the safety’s sake but to help your car’s performance and fuel efficiency. So we offer all our customers a free puncture repair service* and expert advice on fitting and maintaining your tyres. And you don’t even need an appointment.

*if your tyre can be safely repaired (this excludes ‘run flat’ tyres)

Benefits of Toyota Tyre Maintenance
  • Tyre Price Guarantee
    We work hard to keep our tyre price competitive with independent suppliers. We’re so confident, we’ll price match if you find a tyre cheaper locally within 5 days*
  • Free puncture repair
    We offer all customers a free puncture repair service**
  • Expert Advice
    We will provide expert advice on fitting a wide range of tyre options
  • Convenience
    You don’t even need to book an appointment
*Toyota Dealers will match any like-for-like quote within a five-mile radius. Tyre must be identical specification - brand, pattern, load, speed rating, manufacturer marking. Price quotation must be in writing and must be fully fitted including VAT, valve, balancing and disposal charges. **If your tyre can be safely repaired, excluding run flat tyres.
Use our handy tool below to find out more about stopping distances based on tyre tread depth.


  • A tyre with 5mm or more tread is at its optimal performance level and therefore performs as originally intended.
  • It is important to be aware that when driving in wet weather, the tread pattern of a tyre helps to disperse water from the contact patch with the road.
  • As the tread wears down, the tyre gradually loses its ability to remove all of the water from the road surface, resulting in longer stopping distances and an increased risk of aquaplaning.
  • A new tyre has at least 8mm of tread and will stop 10 metres shorter than a tyre with only 1.6mm of tread (with an average water depth of only 0.8mm)
  • At or below 5mm of tyre tread, the ability of a tyre to disperse water begins to decline.
  • The effect of this is to greatly increase the stopping distance for your vehicle in the wet.
  • Tests have shown that the stopping distance of a tyre with a 3mm tread is approximately 10% further than a tyre with a 5mm tread.
  • Tyre wear will depend on mileage, driving style and driving conditions and it is recommended that your tyres are checked every month.
  • The legal limit for a tyre tread is 1.6mm across 75% of the width of the tyre around its entire circumference. Any tyre with a tread depth below this could result in the driver being fined up to £2,500 per tyre and receiving 3 penalty points per tyre.
  • Although the legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm, research carried out by RoSPA shows that tyres with this depth of tread have 25% worse performance than those at 3mm, and this would add almost 8 metres to a vehicle’s stopping distance in wet conditions.
  • The deterioration in performance is apparent in other aspects of driving and vehicle control such as acceleration and cornering. A tyre with 1.6mm of tread will have 16% less cornering grip and take a further 10 metres to stop in wet conditions compared to a tyre with 8-5mm of tread.
  • Motoring research organisations RoSPA and TyreSafe both recommend a change of tyres when the tread depth reaches 3mm due to the rapid deterioration in vehicle braking, acceleration and cornering below this tread depth.

*All testing carried out with a medium sized, 2.0 TDi, front wheel drive hatchback running 195/65 R15 tyres at 2.2 bar (cold). Testing was carried out on a Hot Rolled Asphalt surface with an average of 0.8mm water depth.

Car Tyre Checklist
  • The legal minimum tyre depth for cars is 1.6mm in a continuous band throughout the central three-quarters of the tread width, throughout the whole of the tyre circumference.
  • Tyres must be suitably inflated for the purpose in which your car is being used (heavy loads, long distances, road conditions).
  • Tyres must not have a cut, in excess of 25mm or 10% of the tyre section width, whichever is greater, which is deep enough to reach the tyre’s internal structure.
  • Tyres must not have a lump, bulge or tear caused by separation or partial failure of its structure.
  • Tyres must not have any ply or cord exposed.
  • You can be fined up to a maximum of £2,500 and given a driving licence endorsement of 3 penalty points for driving with illegal tyres
Understanding tyre performance

To help you understand your tyre performance and EU tyre labelling legislation, we recommend downloading the following guide to help you understand:

  • Fuel efficiency (or rolling resistance) Graded A to G

  • Wet grip (or braking performance) Graded A to G

  • External rolling noise

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