If you do one thing for your kids after they’ve passed their driving test – apart from buy them a car! – teach them how to change tyres.
With the winter bringing dark nights, bad weather and hazardous road conditions the last thing you’d want is for them to be stranded alone because one of their tyres has blown and they don’t know how to fit the spare.
They can use their mobile phones to ring home for help or call the AA or the RAC, but it could still take hours for help to arrive.
Hopefully they’ll never have to do it, but it’s a life skill that could save them time, and even keep them out of danger down the road of life.
Show them where the spare tyre is stored, make sure they’ve got the proper tools and then give them a demonstration on how to change the tyre. Then it’s over to them – remember to offer advice and encouragement and praise them when they get it right!
If you do the job properly it might save you from being called out on a cold and miserable night when they get a flat tyre.
And when they leave home, make sure they’ve got etyres details, so when they need new tyres they can get a great low price and a convenient free mobile fitting service!
Denna Bowman, Head Office