Keeping your tyres safe this winter*
With all the driving home for Christmas (yes, Chris Rea has been on in the office this December!) you’ll be doing this winter, it’s really important that you keep your car safe and do what you can to avoid any accidents.
A very important part of this is keeping your tyres safe as cold and damp roads can dramatically affect the performance of tyres which increases your risk of having an accident. And don’t even get me started on the dangers of driving in snow and ice! Here are a few tips for doing just that over the winter period.
Make sure your tyres have adequate tread depth
The minimum legal requirement for your tyre tread is 1.6mmm, however you should check your tyres when the weather starts getting colder and change them once they get down to 2mm.
If you do need to get new tyres why not book tyres from Point S online system? Simply enter your car model to find your tyres and your location to find tyre fitters near you.
Check your tyre pressure
Ensure your tyres are properly inflated at least once a month and always before going on a long journey. You can find your tyre pressure in your car’s handbook.
Make sure you always have a spare
Even if you don’t know how to change a tyre (I certainly do NOT!) you should still make sure that your spare tyre is all present and correct. Don’t forget the spare when checking the tread and tyre pressure. Someone may be able to help you change it if you get a flat and, if you end up calling your breakdown cover, they will be able to swap it over and get you on your way.
Consider winter tyres
Winter tyres perform better and provide better safety and grip at temperatures below 7 degrees, so if it’s given a harsh winter this is definitely something to consider.
Stay safe while driving this winter and share your tips for staying safe on the roads below!