How to avoid being let down by tyres or testosterone-fueled males

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We’ve had a bit of a laugh today after someone sent us a cartoon strip published in last Saturday’s Daily Mail.

“My fiancee ran off with my tarty friend,” a blonde tells her mate over a glass of red wine. “My car failed its MOT,” she continues moaning.

“If it’s got tyres or testosterone,” muses her pal “sooner or later it’ll let you down.”

Now, we would never presume to offer advice on the our customers love lives, but when it comes to tyres we’d like to encourage all women drivers that they don’t need to rely on a man when they’ve got tyre troubles.

Checking your tyres to make sure they are safe and legal is easier than following an Eastenders plotline these days.

All you have to do is follow these simple steps offered by Tyresafe, the UK’s leading tyre safety organisation:

1. Check your tyre pressure at least once a month.

2. Tyre pressure should be checked against the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended level. This can be found in the vehicle handbook and on a plate which is often located inside the fuel filler flap or on the driver’s door sill.

3. Check the pressure when tyres are cold (i.e. when you have travelled less than two miles).

4. If you are carrying a full load of passengers or luggage or will be towing a trailer or caravan, tyre pressures should be increased in line with the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations. Details can be found in the handbook.

5. Ensure a reliable and accurate pressure gauge is used.

6. Check the pressure in all four tyres not forgetting to check the spare tyre as well.

7. While checking pressures, give the rest of the tyre a visual inspection. Remove any stones and other objects embedded in the tread. Look out for any bulges, lumps or cuts.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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