MINI Approved Tyres

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. 

For more information about our MINI Approved Tyres contact Harwoods MINI today.

Harwoods MINI Basingstoke

01256 630 513