Carry out caravan tyre checks ahead of spring trips

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Spring may have sprung, but it felt like winter returned to parts of the UK this weekend with snow, hail and low temperatures making an unwelcome comeback.

However, it is unlikely this change in weather will deter caravan and motorhome owners from getting their vehicles out of hibernation and preparing them for the first trips of the season.

Our etyres branches across the UK have been busy fitting replacement caravan tyres during the past few weeks and as the schools prepare to break up and the Easter holidays loom we are expecting to see demand for our mobile fitting service to soar.

etyres is without a doubt the most efficient and cost effective way to have your caravan tyres fitted, because our mobile fitting service means we can carry out the job at your home or storage site, so you don’t have the hassle of getting your vehicle to a high street garage or tyre depot.

And our highly competitive prices are currently even lower, thanks to our Big Tyre Sale, which means you get £25 off if you order four or more new car or caravan tyres or a £10 discount if you buy two or three new car or caravan tyres.

Members of the Camping and Caravanning Club also enjoy an extra five per cent off when they order their new tyres from etyres.

The Club stresses the importance of making sure motorhome and caravan tyres are always in tip-top condition. It warns its members: “Wheels and tyres are fundamental to road safety so carry out a visual check for any cuts, cracking, bulges or nails over the whole tread area and sidewalls. The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm as for cars, but more often than not caravan and trailer tyres need to be replaced because of deterioration due to age rather than tread wear. The Club recommends leisure vehicle tyres should be replaced ideally every five years and certainly not be left for more than seven years.

“If the unit has been stored for some months without being moved the tyres may have developed flat spots indicating they need to be replaced. Correct tyre pressures are vital so obtain a good quality pressure gauge to check them. Your handbook will indicate the recommended tyre pressures, but if the tyres have been replaced – or you have bought a second-hand unit – check the specification of the tyre on the unit is the same as in the handbook. If it is different then contact your local dealer or the Club’s Technical Help Desk for the correct pressures. Do not forget your towcar may well require its tyre pressures to be increased when towing.”

etyres supply and fit a wide range of motorhome and caravan tyres and we also supply and fit Tyron safety bands. The potentially life-saving devices prevent your tyre coming off the wheel in the event of a puncture or blowout and also offer limited run-flat capability which will allow you to continue driving until it is safe to pull over.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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