A Kwik Fit engineer installing new tyres on a red car

Watch: how to make a Kwik Fit booking using your online account

As part of your worry-free lease package, we include tyre repair and replacement with Kwik Fit.

To make it easier for you to arrange new tyres, you can now book a Kwik Fit appointment through your Motability Scheme online account.

Details such as your name, address and even your tyre size should already be filled in for you, so all you need to do is double check them, rather than find and enter all the details yourself.

Watch our video to see how it works. 

Need to make an appointment for new tyres? Sign in or create your online account

When should I replace my tyres?

Legally, tyres need to be replaced when the tread depth falls to 1.6mm on the central 75% of the contact surface. However, Kwik Fit will replace tyres on Motability Scheme cars when the depth falls to 2.0mm. 

Tread helps your car grip the road and stop in the shortest possible distance if you need to brake.

Most car tyres start life with 8mm of tyre tread when they’re first fitted to a vehicle, but will slowly begin to lose that tread with every mile travelled.

You might be able to make your tyres last longer by avoiding sharp braking and cornering at speed.  But the more miles you drive, the more your tyre tread will wear down until eventually, you’ll need to replace that tyre.

If ever you need to check your tyre tread depth, you could buy a tread depth gauge. This is designed to give a quick and accurate measurement of the depth of a tyre by dropping a pin into the tread groove and measuring how deep the pin falls.

Another way to check is with a 20 pence coin. ‘The 20p test’ is a quick and easy way of assessing if the tread depth of your tyres is a concern. Simply put the coin into the grooves of the tyre and bring your eye level in line with the face of the tyre. If you can see the outer band of the coin, it’s likely the tread is worn to a point that the tyre needs to be replaced.

Remember, your worry-free lease package includes replacement tyres, so tyres worn or damaged through normal use will be replaced at no extra cost.

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