The Easter bank holiday weekend is almost here and if you’re planning on taking to the roads in your car, caravan or motorhome, it’s worth taking a few minutes to make sure your tyres are safe and legal.
Whether you are planning a mini-break, visiting friends or family or just taking a day-trip, follow these simple tyres-checking steps to help stay safe on the roads – and save money at the pumps.
Give your tyres a visual once-over, check for signs of wear-and-tear, cracks and bulges. Any of these could lead to a puncture or a blow out at speed.
Make sure the tyre tread is well within the legal limit of 1.6mm, anything less is potentially lethal and remember, the more tread, the better the grip, the safer the car.
Finally, make sure your tyres are properly inflated. If the air pressure is not what the manufacturer recommends (you can find it in the vehicle handbook or in the door jam), you will have less control over the car.
And it’s also worth remembering that with fuel prices at record highs, properly inflated tyres boost fuel efficiency.
Denna Bowman, Head Office