MINI Approved Tyres

MINI Approved Tyres At Harwoods

With MINI Approved Tyres you cannot go wrong. Marked with a special star emblem on the tyre’s sidewall, you will instantly be able to tell that your MINIs replacement tyres are equally as exceptional as the originally equipped ones.

If you would like us to check the health of your tyres, let us know. We will be more than happy to check your tyres for any abnormalities such as bulges or cracks, and if they need replacing we will only use the best – MINI Approved Tyres.

Run-Flat Tyres

MINIs are typically fit with a special type or tyre known as run-flat tyres. This means you can safely drive your MINI when one of the tyres has a puncture for a limited time. Until you reach your nearest MINI centre, you can drive at least 50 miles at 50mph before the tyre becomes unsafe. The visually distinguishing feature of a MINI run-flat tyre can be seen on the side-wall in the form of a run-flat acronym or logo. There are various acronyms used by manufacturers, some of them are: SSR, RSC, ROF, RFT and ZP.

Keep It Legal

The minimum depth of tread on a tyre is 1.6mm across the entire middle 75% of the tyre. To check this you can see the tyre wear indicators in the base of the tyre tread groove.

When your tyre tread is below these indicators, your vehicle becomes illegal to operate. To avoid this issue, we advise you replace your tyres when the tread is worn down to 3mm. At this point your tyre is 78% worn-out with braking and acceleration being greatly compromised, and in winter or wet conditions your tyres become significantly more hazardous. If you are caught using your vehicle with tyres below the legal tread depth, you can be penalised with a nasty fine and penalty points on your driving license.

Winter Tyres

When temperatures drop below 7°C standard tyres begin to harden and no longer provide optimum grip on the road, compromising performance when accelerating, braking and cornering. Making the switch to winter tyres not only increases safety but they also last longer, as they wear more slowly than standard tyres. Our tyres also start at extremely competitive prices, ensuring cost-effective winter driving. Our trained technicians are on hand to fit your winter tyres and answer any questions you may have. For further information contact Harwoods MINI today on 01256 630 513 or use the quoting tool below.

How to Find Your Tyre Size

Ever wondered where you can find out the size of your tyre? Well, we've got you covered. All you need to do is look at the side of the tyre - also well known as the sidewall. When trying to determine the size, you can see that the writing on the sidewall is made up of a series of numbers and letters. Take a look at the picture adjacent as an example.

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