The Tyre Tread Guide

Tyres are an important part of your car. They keep you on the road, ensure a smooth and stable ride as well as helping you brake when you need to stop. One way to check the state of your tyres is through the thread. It can show you the state of your tyres and guide you on whether they are in good condition or whether you might need to replace them. Do monthly tyre tread checks as well as before and after long journeys.

Here are some factors to consider when checking your tyre tread;

Look out for signs of visible wear. When the tyre tread is worn out, it shows. This means they need to be replaced. Look out for a mark on the sidewall which shows you where to check for comparison purposes.

Any tread that is less than 1.6mm around the tyres circumference could be a sign that you might need to replace your tyres. This can be done with a trend depth gauge to confirm the depth of your tyre trend and be sure to check both the inside and outside of the treads. For snow tires, the minimum depth is 4mm.

Sometimes objects get stuck in the tread so it’s a good idea to remove it if you can. However, if it’s a sharp object which can puncture the tyre, the best option would be to head to a garage to remove it and seal the puncture to avoid getting a flat tyre.

If you have uneven wear across one tyre, this might mean your shocks are worn especially if you see bald spots. It could also mean your wheels need balancing or alignment. Since the front part of your car bears more weight and does more steering your front tires might wear our faster. If they wear out faster than usual, check your suspension. If the wear is on one side of your car, then you might need to go for alignment.


The state of your tyre tread can let you know what to look out for and resolve any car trouble before it escalates. Check your tyres regularly to ensure your car is in a good condition for your safety.

By TyreServ – Tyres in London


What Licences Should a Waste Disposal Company Have

When considering which company to contract for all your waste disposal needs, one of the requirements is that they should have all the licenses required for them to legally provide these services to the you and the public.

Here are some licenses a waste disposal company should have;

Anyone who wants to be a waste carrier needs to be registered with the Environment Agency. A waste company is a company whose aim is to transport others waste as part of their business or to make money out of waste disposal. Anyone who wants to transport building or refurbishment rubbish must be registered as a waste carrier.

This is a requirement regardless of where the waste is taken; whether it’s moving it from one area to another or from your home or to another person’s premises; licensed waste carriers are the only people mandated to do this.

The process to register to be a waste carrier is inexpensive and it is not a lengthy process. One would need to fill an application form which can also be downloaded from the EA website. Once you are registered, you are given a waste carrier license and a license number. These details are entered into a central database and your license is up for renewal every three years at an additional cost.

If a company isn’t registered to dispose of waste, it is illegal for them to transport and dispose of waste. They can be fined and the vehicle they use to transport waste can be seized.


If you are hiring contractors like builders, landscape gardeners or house clearance companies, ask them for their waste carrier license number. This can be counter checked at the Authorised Waste carrier’s website or by calling their office number. If they aren’t registered, it is advisable not to use them since the waste will end up on the side of the road and fly tipping costs tax payers like yourself millions just to clear it up.