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Tyre safety

How often do you get into your car and drive off without giving the tyres a second thought? If you are anything like me then this is probably most of the time. However before we went away on holiday this year we did give everything a check over as we knew we were driving a long way and had quite a lot of extra load on the car. (!)

Subaru packed up

If I am honest we occasionally check our tyres, mainly before we take a long trip or MOT time, but not on a regular basis. October 2015 sees the start of Tyre Safety Month organised by Tyresafe  who are one of the UK’s leading tyre safety organisations, dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers associated with defective or illegal tyres. having a look over on their site was really interesting and certainly got me thinking. The tyres on your car are actually the only part of the car that is in contact with the ground so it makes sense that their care and condition should be of upmost importance.

Correct pressure, the right tread depth and tyres which are in a good condition are vital to our safety on the road. Taking just a few minutes to regularly check these items is a really good habit to get into. What’s more, these checks are essential to ensure you stay on the right side of the law and avoid fines of up to £2,500 and 3 penalty points for each illegal tyre.

In 2013 Government statistics revealed that 11,00 tyre-related incidents took place on England’s motorways and major roads.

Living in the country means we use the car a LOT. We can’t just walk down to the corner for a pint of milk, it is either a 40 minute walk each way or 5 minutes in the car. This makes our car such a vital lifeline out here.

With winter around the corner checking your tyres is a great habit to get into. Tyre pressures can be checked when you fill up with petrol and the 20p Test is a simple check you can do at home.

point-s tyres

If you need your tyres checked over Point S have a network of tyre dealers in the UK with 213 branches owned by 106 independent businesses ensuring that customers receive the very best advice and service. they have a really handy ‘reserve and fit system’ which allows you to choose tyres online book to have them fitted at your local Point-S depot and best of all no online payment is taken, simply pay when the tyres are fitted.