Did you know, it is an offence to drive with defective or worn tyres
and you risk a fine of
€80 and up to 4 penalty points upon conviction?
Joe Duffy Ford work together with leading tyre manufacturers to
ensure that your Ford is equipped with high performance tyres that match
our quality and safety standards. The tyres on your vehicle are your
only contact with the road – and each tyre touches an area of the road
approximately the size of your hand. It is, therefore, very important
that your vehicle has the correct tyres.
There are several advantages to choosing Joe Duffy Ford when buying tyres:
Five very good reasons for having a professional tyre check at Joe Duffy Ford:
1. Risk of incurring a Penalty
Your tyres must comply with the legal minimum of [1.6 mm] tread depth to avoid risking a penalty. The minimum safety recommendation for summer tyres is 3 mm and 4 mm for winter tyres.
On wet roads worn tyres can result in your car skidding and becoming difficult to handle.
3. Longer Braking Distances
Worn tyres could mean that you need up to 70% more braking distance to slow down on a wet road.
8 mm tread depth = 43 m braking distance
3 mm tread depth = 53 m braking distance
Less than 1.6 mm tread depth = 73 m braking distance (From a speed of 80 km down to 0 km)
4. Poor Vehicle Handling
Worn tyres affect your vehicle's handling, making manoeuvres unpredictable.
5. Increased Fuel Consumption
If you have too little air in your tyres you'll use more fuel. Filling your tyres 0.1 to 0.3 bar over the recommended level helps reduce road resistance. However, you should never exceed the maximum pressure recommended for driving with a full load.