Daily Mail bemoans the spare tyre disappearing act

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There is a great article in the Daily Mail today bemoaning the fact that more and more cars do not have spare tyres as many of the leading auto manufacturers are phasing them out.

Reporter David Derbyshire starts out: “There are few things more depressing on a car journey than the ‘flud, flud, flud’ sound of a flat tyre.

“You invariably seem to get a puncture when it’s dark, when it’s raining and when the car is laden with tired kids, luggage and a front seat passenger reluctant to get their hands dirty, but unusually eager to point out what you’re doing wrong.

“Changing a spare tyre is hassle enough, but in recent years, coping with a flat has become even more stressful. For without fanfare, motor manufacturers have begun to phase them out.”

In their place, tens of thousands of stranded drivers are left grappling with a tyre repair kit – and anyone who has ever had to use one knows how frustrating they can be.

Which is all the more reason why it is so important to make sure your tyres are safe, legal and in good condition. They should have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm, be properly inflated and any signs of damage, like cracks or bulges, mean you may need a new tyre.

Our mobile tyre fitting service means we come to you and fit your new tyre at a time and location of your choice, saving you the hassle of having to go to a traditional tyre depot.

And if you need any more convincing that a few minutes spend checking your tyres could save you a lot of time, aggravation and money in the future, read the full Daily Mail article at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2228999/David-Derbyshire-Why-dont-cars-spare-tyres-more.html

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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