The half term is almost upon on and for many families that means exciting day trips in the car – but with the unpredictable weather we’ve been having you’d better make sure your tyres are fit for the road.
TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyres safety organisation, recommends vehicle owners ACT on their excellent advice for caring for their tyres.
Air Pressure – ideally you should check it once a month – preferably when the tyres are cold, so within a couple of miles of starting your journey. Make sure your car tyres are inflated to the level recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
Condition of your tyres – give them a visual inspection for signs of damage, like cuts and bulges, which could lead to a slow puncture or even a blow out at speed. Remove any stones that have become embedded in the rubber.
Tyre Tread – make sure the tread on your tyres is well within the legal limit of 1.6mm. You can do this by inserting a 20p coin into the groove at various points around the tyre. If the outer band of the coin is visible when inserted, then the tyre may not have sufficient depth and will probably need to be replaced.
Oliver Hall, Operations Team