By Denna Bowman
Motorists are being urged to carry out simple checks on their tyres to avoid roadside misery during the Easter break.
TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyres safety organisation, has issued the warning ahead of what motoring organisations are predicting will be one of the busiest weekends on the roads for several years.
Drivers are being urged to check their tyre pressures before setting off to avoid any roadside misery and unnecessary additional expense.
According to TyreSafe, motorists who fail to ensure that their tyres are properly inflated are much more likely to suffer a serious failure, will suffer from increased tyre wear and will experience higher fuel bills.
Stuart Jackson, chairman of the organisation, said: “With the additional Bank Holiday this Easter, many more motorists are likely to take to the road either heading away for a mini-break or day out.
“In many cases, this will mean that the car is loaded with additional passengers and luggage. This added weight makes it particularly important that drivers check their tyre pressure, condition and tread depth before setting out. It will only take a few minutes but could help to prevent a ruined weekend.”