Whether you’re driving around the UK visiting friends and relatives or motoring abroad for a holiday, make sure you check your tyres before setting out this Easter.
The bitter winter has been hard on tyres over the past few months, especially since it has created thousands of potholes which have wrecked countless tyres and caused serious damage to many cars.
The first thing to do is give the tyres a visual check, look for any bulges, cracks or cuts, these can all lead to serious problems whilst driving.
Secondly, check the tyre tread, the legal minimum limit is 1.6mm. The more worn the tread is the less control drivers have over the vehicle.
If a tyre needs replacing it does not have to cost a fortune. Etyres, the UK’s leading online tyre retailer, operates a mobile fitting service and because it does not have expensive depots to run, overheads are low and savings are passed on to customers in the form of lower prices, up to 40% cheaper than high street depots.
Finally, check the tyre pressure is correct. Too much or too little air is dangerous and also uneconomical.
Katherine Clarkson, National Accounts