Tyre safety- Even an adult can do it!

Tyre Safety checks really are so simple an adult can do it.

Checking your tyres takes minutes and should be done once a month and before long journeys. It’s also great to educate your family and loved ones about the importance of tyre safety and checking tyres regularly. Why not involve your children with simple checks like the 20p coin test, to make encourage them to be tyre safety aware from an early age?  It is also a fun activity that almost anyone can do.

You can use a 20p coin to check the tread depth of your tyre. Simply place the coin in the tread of the tyre, across the width and all four tyres on your vehicle.  If any of the rim is visible your tyres may be illegal and should be checked by a professional. The legal tread depth limit on your tyres is 1.6 mm, and failure to comply could result in a fine of up to £2,500 and 3 penalty points per tyre. 

Don’t forget to also check the condition and pressures on your tyres.  You can find details on the correct tyre pressures for your vehicle in your handbook, or by visiting our friendly and expert team of service advisors and technicians. 

To check the condition, simply inspect your tyres for any foreign objects or stones that may be lodged in the tread. If you can safely remove them, do so.   If you see any damage as a result of any foreign objects, or notice any cuts or bulges, get your tyres looked at by a professional to ensure they are safe to drive on.

Basic tyre safety checks really are so simple an adult can do it. By following our simple guides and remembering to do so once a month and before long journeys, you can minimise the risk of tyre related incidents.

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For more advice and information either call us on 01248 714259, visit us in the showroom and speak to our friendly service colleagues or visit Tyre Safe