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October is Tyre Safety Month

As the days get shorter and the weather gets worse, it's more important than ever to ensure your car or van's tyres are in a suitable 'roadworthy' condition. That's why TyreSafe has launched their month-long national tyre safety campaign to encourage drivers to check the key maintenance areas at least once a month, plus before embarking on long journeys!

The three key areas to check are:

Air pressure – use a tyre pressure gauge, not just the car's onboard tyre pressure monitoring system, to check the air pressure is at the recommended PSI or BAR.

Condition – if you can see physical lumps or bulges on the tyre, this could indicate hidden damage and increase the risk of a possible blowout or flat tyre. Should these, or any cuts/splits, be found during a check then you should consult your nearest Snows workshop as soon as possible to get them professionally examined and if necessary, replaced.

Tread depth – an accurate gauge should be used to check the tyre tread depth to ensure it's above the minimum legal limit of 1.6mm. Another way to check this is to use a 20p coin. Simply place the coin into the grooves of your tyres and if the outer band of the 20p coin is visible then your tread is below the legal limit.

An easy way to remember these is by using the ACT acronym. Watch the useful videos below for more details on each key area.

If, after carrying out these checks, you're unsure about how safe your tyres are then please contact us and our professional Service Advisors and Technicians will be more than happy to take a look for you. Simply click the below button to locate a dealership or arrange a Service or MOT online:

Posted on 2nd October 2020