Good tyre tread depth is really important. It keeps you safer because it significantly reduces braking distances, particularly on wet roads. There’s also less chance of aquaplaning and losing control in the rain. For complete peace of mind, why not take advantage of our free tyre check offer?
And while your SEAT is with us, we’ll carry out a comprehensive Vehicle Health Check on your car, to make sure it’s ready for all weathers. This is also free of charge, and includes the brakes, antifreeze level and a visual lights check.
Just take a 20p coin and place it in the main grooves of your tyre. If you can see the outer band of the 20p coin when it's placed in the tyre, then the tyres may be dangerous and illegal and should be inspected by a tyre professional.
Just think, the braking distance for a car on a wet road travelling at 50mph to rest...
with a NEW TYRE having 8mm tread depth is 25.9 metres
with a WORN TYRE having 1.6mm tread depth (legal limit) is 37.8 metres
That's equivalent to almost three SEAT Leon car lengths more!
Tyres are now rated A to G for 'wet grip'.
At 50mph the difference in stopping distance in the wet for a set of the new A-rated tyres and a set of new G-rated tyres is about 18 metres (58 feet). On average this represents about 2.5 metres per band. So, buy the best tyre you can afford. All new tyres now carry the rating logo you see here.
Such is our committment to keeping you safe; we are offering our Loyalty Card Customers 10% off fitted tyres when you buy 2 or more. Ask at the Service Centre for more details.
Ashford - 01233 215459
Crawley - 01342 347153
Terms & Conditions
Tyres can be reserved on line, but booking is not confirmed until Service Centre staff confirm the booking. The loyalty card discount is applied on production of loyalty card when paying at the Service Centre, the online booking system does not show the discount. E&OE. Offer subject to change without notice, subject to availability.