×
10% OFF Selected Michelin and Continental tyres
 
choose our fully fitted service
2,200+ local fitting partners
 
over 2 million customers served
21 years of exceptional service

Tyres > Help > Tyres > How much mm on a new tyre?

How much mm on a new tyre?

A new tyre starts with approximately 8-9mm of tread depth. However, there is no industry standard.

This tread depth is what provides grip on the road, with different designs and patterns delivering specific results - particularly on wet and snowy weather conditions.

According to UK law, a tyre's legal minimum tread depth must be at least 1.6mm across 75% of the tyre's width and all around its circumference.

However, relying solely on the legal minimum is not enough to ensure your safety on the road.

Driving on worn tyres can have severe consequences, such as reduced braking performance, loss of control, and increased risk of aquaplaning.

The lower the tread depth, the higher the risk of these hazards occurring, particularly in wet or snowy weather conditions.