With the MET office forecasting heavy rain across parts of the UK today it’s a good time to remind motorists to check their tyres.
If your tyres are bald, damaged or not properly inflated, it can increase the chances of accidents and blow outs on the roads and with the unpredictable weather you need to know your tyres are fit to deal with all conditions.
And at the time of year, when many of us are ferrying the kids round during the school holidays or taking day trips and summer holidays in the car, it’s vital that we make sure our tyres are in tip-top condition for safety reasons.
First check for signs of damage, bulges, cracks, anything that could be causing a slow puncture.
Etyres, the UKs leading online tyres retailer, offers a free puncture repair service to all its existing customers, so if you have got a problem, it might end up costing you nothing to put it right.
Examine the tread depth to make sure it is above the 1.6mm legal limit. If your tyres need replacing it’s worth remembering etyres operates a convenient mobile fitting service, so customers don’t have to waste time driving to and hanging around in grotty depots.
And because its overheads are low, so are etyres prices, which are up to 40% cheaper than the leading fast-fit chains.
Finally, check the air pressure is correct, because this not only affects the handling of the car, if can also save you money on fuel and reduce your CO2 emissions.
Denna Bowman, Head Office