More than 41,500 breakdowns in 2021 were caused by tyres. According to National Highways, that’s over 20% of all breakdowns! Nothing ruins a summer holiday quite like a flat tyre. The Air-Seal team want you to stay safe on the roads this summer and enjoy your holidays without delays. By following a few simple checks on your vehicle you can ensure a safe arrival at your destination.
Driving with under-inflated tyres can make your breaking distance longer, your vehicle harder to steer, uses more fuel, and shortens the lifespan of your tyres. Check your tyre pressure before setting off on a long journey to ensure you arrive at your destination safely!
Tyre treads must not be below 1.6mm, you face a £2,500 fine and 3 penalty points per tyre if stopped by the police. Bald tyres can make
your breaking distance longer, reduce control of your vehicle (especially in wet weather), and increase the chances of a sudden blowout. Did you know that you can check your tyre tread using a 20 pence piece?
One in five motorway breakdowns are caused by tyre problems. Don’t let your Summer holiday be ruined this year! Read more about the National Highways safety advice here.