As snow-blighted Britain valiantly trudges on through the winter weather, even Big Brother winner Ulrika Jonsson is singing the virtues of motorists being prepared.
‘We use salt and sand to grit our roads and we even put winter tyres on our cars to stop us fish-tailing out of control on hills,’ the Swedish TV presenter told the Sun.
Winter tyres aren’t really necessary for the everyday motorist in the UK, but making sure your tyres are in good condition, have the right amount of grip and are properly inflated, can reduce the chances of punctures and skidding.
etyres recommends vehicle owners take a few minutes to check their tyres on a regular basis. Worn tyres are dangerous as the car loses its grip on the road. Motorists should also check for any sign of damage to the tyre walls or wheel rims, which can be caused by wear and tear as tyres hit curbs.
The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm, but the AA recommends that tyres be replaced when tread depth is 2mm.