Today marks the beginning of Tyre Safety Month 2021 and this year TyreSafe are asking us all… What's Stopping You?
Regular tyre safety checks can reduce the risks of an incident when driving but according to TyreSafe, an estimated one-in-five drivers have never checked the tread on their tyres, a startling number which rises to one-in-three among young drivers. Tyres should be regularly checked, including tyre tread depth, tyre pressure and tyre condition such as signs of wear, cuts or bulges.
Checking and maintaining your tyres can also save you money as underinflated tyres will wear quicker and cause the vehicle to use more fuel.
TyreSafe has created a video for this years Tyre Safety campaign, check it out below:
The question What's Stopping You? not only refers to the importance of checking your tyres but also the literal message that as tyres are the only point of contact between the road and your vehicle, they are crucial for safe and effective braking and cornering.
So, what tyre checks should you carry out?
Check your tyres' pressures and condition. Have a look at the tread depth, remove any stones lodged in the tread and check for any cuts or bulges. If you are not sure what to look for, please do pop into any of our tyre branches and take advantage of our FREE tyre checks. We are more than happy to help and if required, we will adjust your tyre pressures for you FREE of charge as well.