Monday, 24 October 2016

Winter tyre safety. Have you checked yours?

Hi Everyone, 

How is everyone today? 

well the first frost has hit us up here in the north, which means its that's time of year. If you have been following me for a while you will know I'm a ex cop and at this time of year the importance of road safety is ingrained on my mind. 

If you seen my last post on tips for driving you'll know all that. 

One of the most under checked areas of a car is the Tyres! We all check our lights and oil and water levels but most people forget about our tyres. How crazy is that these four little pieces of rubber keep us on the road. I could frighten you with how many crashes I have seen with tyres that are either down to the thread or bulging and even ripped. 

Image result for bulging tyre

Checking a Tyre is so easy. 
You can buy a tyre gauge online I always had one in my pocket on duty. I am no a pro and can check them with my finger. 
 Image result for tyres wear gauge

The legal limit for tread depth is 1.6mm in a continuous band around the central 75 percent of the tread width and around the whole Tyre.

All tyres have a ware bar on them and this is the simplest way to check when you need to go get your tyres changed. 

It is vital to check for any rips cuts and bulges. Our tyres are what keeps us on the road if you have any trouble hop over to my friends at point-s.co.uk
Who will be more than happy to help you find the best and cheap tyres for your car. They will keep you safe on the road. 
if like me you hate calling people on the phone you can book online. Heaven! if like me your just far to busy to pick up the phone. 
They stock all the big names from continental to bridgestone they have one that will suit you. 

Have you checked your car yet this year?

MissLJBeauty
xo 




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