With a mixture of sunshine and showers forecast for the Bank Holiday weekend, if you are planning on taking a car journey now is a good time to check and make sure your tyres can cope.
The first thing to check is your tread depth. Ensure all your tyres, including the spare, have at least the legal minimum of 1.6mm. If you are not sure how to check your tyres, watch our short tread depth video to see how quick and easy it is.
If you are caught driving on tyres with insufficient tread depth you not only risk fines of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre, but safety will be reduced on wet roads as the tyre will lose grip with the road surface more easily.
Also check your tyre pressures to make sure they are in line with the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for the load being carried. The correct details can be found in the vehicle handbook, inside the fuel filler cap or on a plate on the driver’s door sill.
Correct pressure is important as it helps to reduce the amount of fuel being used, ensures even wear across the tread leading to longer tyre life, and reduces tyre overheating which can cause rapid failures.
Finally, while you are carrying out these other inspections, have a good look for any signs of damage to your tyres, such as cuts, bulges or even objects embedded in the rubber. In many cases, etyres can carry out a mobile puncture repair service saving you the cost of having to buy a brand new tyre.
If you need new tyres, etyres supply and fit a wide range to suit all budgets, and its low prices are currently even cheaper thanks to its aMAYzing tyre sale. Click here for more details and see how much you could save.
Denna Bowman, Head Office