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In partnership with UK-based charity TyreSafe, Ford Service is helping raise awareness of the importance of tyre safety. TyreSafe is the UK’s charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and illegal tyres.

In 2019, 141 people were killed or seriously injured in UK Motoring incidents where defective tyres were a contributory factor. The DVSA estimate that approximately 2.2 million cars fail the MoT due to tyre-related defects each year, accounting for 27.8% of all MoT failures.

Ensure you book a FREE Tyre Safety Check online with a participating dealer, or alternatively you will receive this alongside any service and repair work as part of a free Ford Video CheckFree Tyre Check 2020.


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Check your tyres at home

Routine tyre maintenance is quick and easy, and consists of three areas: Air Pressure, Condition and Tread Depth (ACT). You should check your tyres at least once a month and before long journeys.

Air Pressure

  • Check your tyre pressures at least once a month or before any long journeys, when the tyres are cold (before you have driven more than a couple of miles).
  • Check the pressure in ALL tyres – including the spare.
  • Remember to use an accurate and reliable pressure gauge and replace the valve caps securely after checking the tyre pressures.
  • Tyre pressures should be increased If you are planning a journey with a full load in line with the recommendations in your owner’s manual. These can also be found inside the fuel filler cap or on the driver’s door pillar.
  • Pressures can vary depending on load, speed and types of tyres, so if you’re not sure, just ask your Ford Dealer.


  • Give each tyre a visual inspection to ensure it is in good condition.
  • Look out for any bulges, lumps or cuts and remove any stones from the tread.
  • If something doesn’t look right, have it inspected immediately by your Ford Dealer.

Tread Depth

  • The UK legal limit of tyre tread depth is 1.6mm.
  • If you are found to be driving with tyres below this limit, you could be penalised with three penalty points on your driving licence and a £2,500 fine.
  • Get a FREE tyre safety check at your local participating dealer, as part of our free Ford Video Check with any service and repair work.
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Ford Video Check

See what your Technician sees with a Ford Video Check, a free visual report available with all service and repair work sent straight to your phone.

You’ll also receive a 30-point electronic report of your vehicle’s health, as well as a competitive estimate upfront for any work recommended by our Ford-trained technicians.Free Tyre Check 2020

Ford Service

Your safety is our top priority. That’s why we offer a number of contactless, digital, and secure servicing options across our dealer network, to get the most out of your servicing and maintenance needs. From booking your service online to Collection & Delivery, we’ll even come to you with Ford Mobile Service – we’re here to keep you moving.

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