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About your Tyres

Here at Fitzpatrick's Garages Kildare, we understand the importance of your tyres as one of the most important components of your vehicle as well as keep you and your passengers safe. That's why we are committed to ensuring your tyres are both safe and legal.

We stock all sizes at the best prices! Call us today on 045 533 300!


Tyre Tread Measurements

Tyres are measure by taking three readings across the width of the tyre starting with the outside tread depth measurements. There can be a wide variation in the readings signifying certain things, for example a ready of 7,5,3 may indicate the need for a four wheel alignment check.

Our expert and trained mechanics are on hand to check your thread depth, just call us on 045 533 300 to book your car in for a check.


Here's a guide to remaining tyre depth:

8mmYour tyre is 0% worn
7mmYour tyre is 15% worn
6mmYour tyre is 31% worn
5mmYour tyre is 47% worn
4mmYour tyre is 62% worn
3mmYour tyre is 78% worn
2mmYour tyre is 94% worn
1.6mmYour tyre is 100% worn

    • Key

      Green: In good condition

      Yellow: Inspect monthly

      Orange: Will not last long

      Red: Legal limit


    • Maximum tread depth = 8mm

      Minimum legal limit = 1.6mm*

      Reccomended minimum thread depth = 3mm 

      *Centre 75% of the breadth and around the entire circumference.


Illegal Tyres

Apart from the safety considerations, driving with unsafe tyres leaves you open to prosecution and fines by the Garda Siochana.


How can Fitzpatrick's help?

Here at Fitzpatrick's Garages we will check and advise you on the condition and the correct replacement of your tyres. We provide a truly one-stop shop for all your car needs. As well as carrying an extensive range of tyres at very competitive prices, we also carry out:

  • Wheel Balancing & Tracking
  • Computerised 4 Wheel Alignment


Contact us today on 045 533 300 to speak to our Service Advisors about servicing your car, having your tyres checked, wheel alignment and much more. Alternatively, you can book a service online using the red button below.

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