The British weather is usually predictable in its unpredictability!
Despite enjoying one of the hottest summers for 20 years, the UK was also soaked by 271mm of rain, up 13 per cent, according to Met Office figures from June 1 to August 31.
Now the weather forecasters are predicting Britain could enjoy its hottest autumn day in 67 years as a wave of tropical air propels temperatures up to 30C (86F).
Despite the fluctuating weather, one thing is certain, motorists need to ensure their tyres can cope with whatever the weather has to throw at them.
That is why etyres is urging drivers to spare a few minutes to check their tyres as the seasons ease into autumn, with many returning to work after the summer holidays and falling back into the school run routine again.
Tyres are the only part of a vehicle in contact with the road and must be relied upon to execute safe braking, acceleration and turning.
It is therefore advisable to follow the advice of TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyre safety charity, and ACT now to check and maintain vehicle tyres:
A – Air pressures of tyres should be checked when the tyres are cold (i.e. travelled less than two miles) against the vehicle or bike manufacturers recommended settings.
C – condition of tyres should be carefully inspected, looking out for any cuts, lumps or bulges in the tyre. The rubber should be inspected for any signs of uneven wear with any embedded objects removed.
T – tread depth is the final area of the tyre to be checked with vehicle owners advised to ensure their tyres comply with the UK’s minimum tread depth requirements of 1.6mm. As well as a reduction in road safety, failure to meet these requirements could result in a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points per tyre.
Motorists who discover their tyres need replacing or repairing can rely on etyres mobile tyre fitting service to have their new tyres fitted at their home or work at a time of their convenience and take advantage of its highly competitive prices and Discount Promise – whatever the weather!
Denna Bowman, Head Office