As winter approaches and the risk of aquaplaning or skidding increases, it is worth checking that the tyres on road-going vehicles are up to scratch. The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm, although braking and handling performance deteriorates as it drops below 3mm.

But with spiralling fuel prices road users are more likely than ever to ignore the safety factors and delay the cost of replacing tyres.

A new website offers the opportunity to purchase tyres via the internet where it is possible to save to 25% of the standard purchase price.

www.mytyres.co.uk is part of Europe’s biggest online tyre dealer Delticom. It offers 70 different tyre brands and 15,000 types of tyres for cars, vans and motorbikes all at substantially lower prices than traditional tyre distributors.
 
Delivery and vat is included in the price and the tyres will arrive within 3 days. If you do not have a trusted local fitter then mytyres has a network of nearly 600 approved fitting agents to install the new tyres for an extra charge of less than £10 per wheel.