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#16 johnH


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:13 PM

im a strong believer in putting new tyres on rear and moving the rears to the front. That way your tyres are getting a good rotation and maximum life out of them. Whereas if you keep the same set on the rears for the life, then at one point you will have to buy 4 tyres at the same time, whereas rotation you just need to buy 2....cost effective.


even fitters for a certain bus company i work for, do this, move the rears to the front etc to get maximum life out of them and save money. Oh they use michellin tyres....and its michellin that send a "tyre specialist" to check the tyres and rotate as necessary.


EDIT: i was also informed that the law is 2mm (out ring on 20p coin) minimum for tread, however having 3-4mm is just the same as 2mm...especially in the wet! 

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#17 Stoney871


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:34 PM

The legal minimum tread depth for cars and light trailers, including caravans up to 3,500kgs gross vehicle weight, and/or eight seater passenger vehicles is a minimum of 1.6mm. This 1.6mm should be in a continuous band throughout the central three-quarters of the tread width, throughout the whole of the circumference.


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:37 PM

Uniroyal are made by Continental, used ot be  aleading brand in its own right until Continental bought them out some years ago.

If wishing to veer away from Uniroyal, maybe look at Vredestein.....quality tyre without the Michelin price tag..

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