As the UK braces itself for another bout of snow and bad weather, vehicle owners are urged to give their tyres a quick health check.
A few minutes basic tyres maintenance could save motorists hours of misery if they breakdown or skid into trouble on the wet and icy roads.
Firstly, check the tread depth. The legal minimum is 1.6mm, but during the winter months, the AA recommends 2mm for added grip and safety.
Secondly, look for cuts, cracks or bulges, this sort of wear or damage could lead to punctures or blow-outs.
Thirdly, check tyres pressure, because over-inflated tyres are especially dangerous on icy roads. The safest option so make sure they are at the level recommended by the manufacturer (check manual).
Finally, don’t forget the spare. Make sure it has plenty of grip and is not damaged.
If tyres need replacing TV car consumer champion Quentin Willson recommends etyres because ‘their tyres are a lot cheaper than places on the high street’.
Etyres offers a mobile fitting service which means the tyres are fitted at the customer’s home or office and because the company overheads are low the prices are cheaper.