Get in to the Groove – Check your tyres!
17 October 2018
/ Motasoft Administrator
Did you know that one in five drivers has never checked their tyres? :O
National Tyre Safety Month 2018 takes place this October, with the key message to all drivers is to get in to the habit of checking all your vehicle’s tyres at least once a month. The awareness month has been put together by Tyre Safe, the UK’s charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and illegal tyres.
Since its inception, TyreSafe’s activities have helped reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured each year in a tyre related accident by 46%.
Drivers who are found with illegal tyres are now imposed with a £2,500 fine and three-point penalty, and more importantly, have increased chances of being involved in an accident on the road.
Check your tyres! - Our special offer
When you check your tyres this October, we will be doing our bit too. Throughout October, you can get 3D Two wheel alignment for just £14.95* when you purchase ANY tyre!. This amazing offer also includes a free print out report. Just call us on 01323 769233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and book.
Not sure if you need your tracking done or unsure what type of tyres you need? no worries! We will check them for free!
Poorly aligned tyres can affect road holding and decrease the life of your tyres so its really important to get your tracking checked.
How to check your tread
A good way to check your tyres tread is to use the 20p test.
Place a 20p in the tread channels/grooves around the tyre. If you can see the outer band of the coin when it’s being placed in the the grooves it means the tyre tread is too shallow and likely to be illegal. Check various points around the tyre to ensure the whole tyre is checked thoroughly.
This needs to be done at least once a month and especially before long journeys so you can make sure your tyres are safe and roadworthy.
Find out more
If you would like to learn more how to check your tyres to make sure they are roadworthy, why not come along to one of our Car Care Course evenings to learn how to check your tyre tread, pressures and a whole host of other handy tips for taking care of your vehicle. If you can’t make it to one of the events, keep your eyes on our Social Media page as we will be posting loads of ideas and information on tyre safety during National Tyre Safety Month.
Check out the 2018 campaign video below!
*Usual price of two wheel alignment = £29.95. The offer can only be used once per vehicle. The offer can be redeemed against the purchase of any make or brand of tyre supplied by Suttonz throughout October 2018, ending Midnight October 31. The cost of tyres quoted by us would also costs include balancing and fitting and VAT.
One in five drivers has never checked their tyres sourced from Tyre Safe