As millions of us hit the roads for the Christmas holidays it’s worth remembering there are hidden hazards that can seriously damage your tyres.
Potholes lurking under puddles can puncture and tear tyres and the problem is not always immediately apparent. But driving on a damaged tyre can lead to a blow out at high speeds.
Sliding into kerbs in the current snow and icy conditions can also cause damage to a tyre which can lead to tyre failure down further down the road.
Both hazards can also throw your wheels out of alignment, which will lead to uneven wear and ultimately your tyres will need replacing prematurely.
It can also lead to air seeping out of the tyre and under-inflated tyres which offer less grip and increase the risk of accidents.
Motorists are advised not to drive too close to kerbs and avoid running over large puddles to avoid damaging their tyres and if you think you have given your tyres a bang, check them a visual inspection for signs of damage as soon as possible.
Denna Bowman, Head Office