Maintaining the safety and quality of your vehicles tyres is of paramount importance when it comes to ensuring driver and passenger safety – and it can also lead to lower insurance premiums.
Your cars tyres are the first and only point of contact in a road or motorway, therefore the physical demands placed on your wheels mean that they need to be in tip top condition, especially with the current try weather sweeping across the UK.
This is why CompareInsurers.com has taken the opportunity to remind vehicle owners well maintained tyres can lead to better handling on the roads, which can mean less accidents and ultimately lower insurance premiums.
So follow these tips to smoother driving and hopefully keep your insurance costs on an even keel.
Check your tyre tread – the better the tread depth of your tyres the greater grip and control you will have on the road. The tread provides control in slippery conditions, while dispersing high volumes of water in wet weather. The legal tread depth for tyres in the UK is currently 1.6mm. Drivers with tyres having less than three quarters of this depth are not considered roadworthy.
Check your tyre pressure – the correct pressure can improve fuel efficiency as well as optimum safety. For high performance it is preferable to check your tyre pressures on a weekly basis or every time you refill your petrol tank at a fuelling station. Over-inflated tyres are particularly dangerous because they decrease the surface area of the tyre on the road and subsequently your grip on the tarmac.
Denna Bowman, Head Office