Safety, comfort and driving pleasure: tires should offer all this. But when is it time to buy new? And which tire is the right one? All the things you need to consider when buying.
- Change? Depends on tread and age
- We recommend: Regardless of the tread depth, a tire must be designed according to eight to ten years.
- The right tire size
What do German motorists attach the most importance to when buying tires ? For the vast majority, good grip on wet roads as well as good braking and steering behaviour and maximum load-bearing capacity even in extreme situations are the most important factors when buying tires . And if the driving comfort and price are right – great.
But which tire is the best? Would you like to have an all-season tire? What size fits my car? And when do I have to change? We give tips.
Changing tires ? Depends on the profile
The legal situation is clear: as soon as your car tires have less than 1.6 millimetres of residual tread, you are no longer allowed to drive on the road with them. The tires are no longer considered roadworthy and must be sorted out.
If you are caught on the road with worn tires , you will be fined 60 dollars..
If you endanger other road users or have an accident, the fine increases to 75 or 90 dollars.
You can easily check the current tread depth of your car tires , which is usually