Tyre pressure and tread depth gauges
Which is best for keeping your tyres in good order?
Which should you go for? Our experts put eight to the test
IT pays to look after your tyres. Low pressures cost you more in fuel and lead to poor handling and braking, while a low tread depth will cause a loss of grip, especially in adverse conditions.
Checking how the tread is wearing will keep you on the right side of the law and can highlight problems with the car’s steering or suspension. A tyre must have more than 1.6mm of tread depth across the middle 75 per cent of its width; anything less is illegal.
One of the best ways to keep an eye on your tyres is a combination gauge or a kit that contains tread and depth gauges. We test eight digital and analogue set-ups to find the best.