Your Kia tyres are the only part of your car that touches the road and therefore they should be checked regularly to ensure that your Kia’s tyres tread depth is safe for the road. Driving with wear and tear affects the handling of your Kia and can put yourself and others at risk. It is illegal to use over-worn tyres, unsuitable tyres and a mix of different tyres. Your tyres should meet certain legal requirements and if they don’t, you could face a fine of £2,500 and three penalty points to your license.
Tyres should be inflated correctly, this may differ dependant on manufacturer and type of vehicle. If a tyre is over or under inflated this could cause wear or increase the consumption of your fuel. Ensure that your tyres are inflated to Ford's recommended pressure for your vehicle.
The legal minimum tread depth for cars in the UK is 1.6mm across the central three quarters of the tyre around its entire circumference.
You can also check your tyres tread depth with a 20p, by placing it in the main grooves of your tyre. If you can see the outer band of the 20p when it's placed in the tyre then they should be inspected by a Kia servicing professional. We recommend that you replace your tyres before the legal limit is reached at around 78% worn as tread depth significantly affects braking distance.
It is vital to have the tyres on your Kia checked regularly, our Kia technicians will check your tyres for tread depth, condition of your tyres and will ensure that they are safe. They will also ensure that the pressure is set to the recommended tyre pressure for your vehicle.
Our professionals will ensure that you not only have the correct tyres for your Kia, that you will also have the best quality from our huge range.