For vans up to 3.5 tonnes or passenger vehicles with up to 8 passenger seats the minimum legal tread depth in the UK is 1.6mm. For vans over 3.5 tonnes or those with more than 8 passenger seats the legal minimum tread depth is 1mm.
As tread is crucial in terms of providing traction, grip and resistance against aquaplaning it is essential you check your tyre treads regularly and keep your tyres maintained to extend life span. You can check your tyre treads using a tread depth gauge which is inexpensive and fits within the glove box of your van. You can also use the visual Tread Wear indicators on the tyre itself or follow our guide to using the border of a 20p piece.
Choosing a tyre with more durable tread such as the EfficientGrip Cargo 2 can serve your van well making it more resistance to harsh road conditions and enduring less damage which can extend tyre life span – as well providing better performance in wet and dry braking.