By Denna Bowman
Women are worse than men when it comes to checking tyres, according to a new survey.
A staggering two-thirds of women rely on their partner to check the safety of their car and tyres, the report claims.
And one in 10 drivers are currently driving on tyres below the legal 1.6mm minimum tread depth, according to the study by Continental tyres.
The tyres manufacturer surveyed 4,000 drivers and its results come on the back of another report by the National Tyres Distributors Association (NTDA) which claims 3.6 million Britons are driving on illegal tyres.
Continental also discovered that seven out of 10 drivers have no idea what the minimum tread is, four out of 10 never check their tyre pressure and one in three can’t even change a wheel.
Tim Bailey, head of safety for Continental Tyres, said: ‘It takes very little time to check. Yet we still do not recognise the risks we take by not checking.’