With Easter fast approaching it is a good time to recap over TyreSafe’s advice about the importance of making sure your caravan tyres are in good shape.
The UK’s leading tyre safety organisation urges vehicle owners to give their motorhome and caravan tyres a full ‘health check’ to avoid possible motoring misery.
While tyre safety is important for all vehicles, caravan tyres, and those on motorhomes and trailers, which might have been left to stand outside over the winter and are not used that often, are especially at risk from rubber degradation.
This is because harmful UV rays can penetrate tyres, attacking the rubber ingredients that give resilience and flexibility. The result, particularly for under-inflated caravan tyres, can be a terrifying high speed blow-out.
Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, has previously emphasised the importance of ensuring caravan tyres are regularly checked.
He said: “Exposure to the elements for long periods without movement can be a real cause of rubber damage to caravan tyres, often seen by cracking or a drop in pressure. Therefore it’s vital to ensure that the tyres are properly inspected before use and correctly maintained.”
Owners inspecting their caravan tyres should pay particular attention to the tread and sidewall areas. Signs of cracking could indicate the tyre needs replacing.
If a foreign object is found embedded in the caravan tyres it should also be removed. Owners should also look for any damage in the tyre such as bulges, cuts or lumps.
Jackson added: “With the correct care and attention your tyres will help to ensure you arrive safely at your holiday destination safely, without disruption and with minimal cost.”
etyres supply and fit a wide range of caravan tyres, along with trailer and motorhome tyres. Our mobile fitting service also means you can have your caravan tyres fitted at your home or storage site so you do not have to worry about manoeuvring your vehicle into a cramped tyre depot.
Denna Bowman, Head Office