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Driving Tips

Tyre Safety

At Hankook we want to enable drivers to have complete control over any road condition. Read our tyre safety guides and safer driving tips so you can be sure of a more efficient and safer driving experience.

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Checking Your Tyres

  • Start by checking the tyres are in good condition and free of visible signs of damage, they are inflated to the pressures recommended by the vehicle manufacturer and they have good tread depth above the 1.6mm legal minimum limit. Tread depth is especially important when driving in the wet as it clears water from between the tyre and the road, keeping grip levels at an optimum.

Increased Risks

  • However, drivers should also be prepared for unexpected tyre-related incidents, especially with high winds scattering debris on the roads and increasing the risk of punctures. While only 8% of new cars are sold with a spare tyre as standard, many owners are not aware their vehicle doesn’t have one. This is in part due to the number of run-flat and ‘space saver’ tyres being fitted, allowing the car to be driven to the nearest tyre retailer for inspection. Emergency puncture repair kits may also be found in the boot of many cars. We recommend all drivers familiarise themselves with what their car is equipped with in case they suffer a puncture.

TyreSafe: Fit & Hope Campaign

  • Hankook Tyre is a formal supporter of TyreSafe, a foundation which is dedicated to promoting safe tyres to save lives. TyreSafe and Hankook Tyre continue to warn against the purchase of part-worn tyres, raising awareness of the severe consequences driving with unfit and unsafe tyres can cause.
    TyreSafe's part-worn film includes tyres bought from retailers and used as evidence in UK Trading Standards investigations. In some instances, the non-compliance, illegality and general condition of those tyres led to prosecutions.