It appears, the British public have got a new thing to moan about – quite rightly – the state of our roads.
Massive potholes and cracks have appeared in the wake of the worst winter weather for decades and damage to tyres and suspension mean motorists have to fork out for repairs – on top of paying for road and council taxes.
Local papers and consumer websites are being deluged with stories complaints about the state of our roads in the past couple of weeks.
The website FixMyStreet, where local people report damaged roads and the message is passed on to the council, has had some great comments, like Gill Gazzard who reported on the state of potholes in Keynsham Road, Cheltenham.
She wrote: “The potholes are ruining tyres, balance of wheels, steering and suspension.
“I pay my road fund tax and my council tax – why do I have to put up with Third World-type roads?”
Etyres advises all motorists to check the state of their tyres after the recent bout of snow and ice. Many vehicle owners may not even be aware yet that they have a slow puncture or damaged the actual wheel and this could lead to serious problems down the road.
By Alex Kapadia, etyres Operations Executive