Snow, ice and rain are expected to cause treacherous driving conditions around the UK over the next few days.
So if you are planning a long car journey during the New Year holidy you must make sure your tyres can cope with the hazards the roads throw at them.
Your tyres must have at least the legal minimum tread depth of 1.6mm, so that they can offer plenty of grip on slippery or wet roads.
Also make sure they are properly inflated. Many vehicle manufacturers specify that tyre pressures should be increased when the car is fully laden with passengers and luggage.
If the pressures are not adjusted accordingly and the tyres run under-inflated, excessive heats builds up inside the tyre. This significantly increases the risk of a tyre blowout which can have catastrophic effects, particularly at high speeds on motorways and main roads.
Details of the vehicle manufacturers recommended pressures can be found either in the vehicle handbook, inside the fuel filler cap or on the driver’s door sill.
Also, give your lights a clean so that they give you full visibility and don’t forget to check the fluid levels of your vehicle.
Safe driving and enjoy your New Year’s Eve!
Denna Bowman, Head Office