Motoring expert Quentin Willson has been warning readers of his Sunday Mirror column about the dangers of driving on rain-soaked roads.
Under the headline “Let’s tread carefully..”, the popular motoring writer explained: “Goodyear says summer driving could get slippery.
“The perfect storm of more of us going on holiday in the UK, floods and a massive increase in worn and illegal tyres means drivers need to be careful.
“Hitting standing water (and there’ll be a lot of that) is particularly dangerous when tread depths are low.
“Check your tyres before you go on holiday so you don’t risk aqua-planing and spinning your motor because your rubber is shot.”
Some motorists are risking their own safety and that of their passengers and other road users by not replacing their bald tyres or opting for cheap part-worns. But this can be a real false economy if they are involved in an accident.
The sensible thing to do is shop around for the best deal on decent new tyres. etyres operates a mobile fitting service which means we fit our customers tyres at a time and location of their choice – at home or work – and because our overheads are low we can afford to pass the savings on to motorists with prices much lower than the leading high street tyre depots.
Denna Bowman, Head Office