Leasing - what if my tyres are illegal?
Is tyre replacement included in my car lease?
Making sure that your tyres are legal is a really important aspect of owning a car, not just as a legal protocol but for safety reasons too, and as the different weather changes come in, the impact it may have on your tire is important to consider. It should become your duty of care.
Tyres are easily worn down by potholes and harsh road surfaces, although it may seem daunting to spend money and time on tyre replacements but in the long run it is very much worth it.
Do not put off the possibility of a tire change or wait for your annual MOT, you make yourself vulnerable to driving with tyres that are not actually legal, it’s a risky situation.
Risk of accident is significantly increased when tyres lose their grip. So it is of great importance to get your tyres checked regularly, even when you worried about potential costs.
A recent survey showed that over 27% of tyres were illegal whilst being replaced.
In the UK this could make drivers end up with 3 points on their license and a huge fine of £2,500. Altogether to minimise the risk of potential danger and accidents you should seek advice of when is best to replace tyres.