Tyre Safety Awareness by Auto Medics | Tyre Fitters High Wycombe

tyres-high-wycombeAt Auto Medics, raising awareness of tyre safety is extremely important to us. Many drivers underestimate the importance of a good set of tyres, that is why, as tyre fitters in High Wycombe, you will not find us putting your safety at risk by selling you part worn tyres.

Tyre Safety High Wycombe

During the winter months when roads are icy and wet, poorly worn tyres pose an even greater risk of reducing the performance of your car; from increasing your braking distance to raising your chances of skidding.

Worn or under-inflated tyres also have a financial impact, increasing fuel consumption, not to mention the environmental impact of increasing CO2 emissions.

Tyres High Wycombe

Neglecting to maintain and check your tyres can significantly reduce a car’s handling and grip on the road, endangering yours and other road users lives.

It is vital for drivers to be made aware of the importance of a good set of tyres and encouraged to carry out the following five point tyre check as devised by the Tyre Industry Council:

  • Check the overall condition of the tyres on your car, including inner and outer sidewalls
  • Check the tyre tread depth
  • Check the tyre pressure for each of your tyres
  • Check for signs of irregular wear
  • Don’t forget to check and examine your spare tyre

Vehicles with tyres that fail to comply with the minimum depth tread requirements in the UK can face a fine of up to £2500 and three points on their license per illegal tyre. Also, if you are involved in an accident when driving on illegal tyres you will not be covered by your insurance.

Tyre Suppliers High Wycombe

If you’re unsure whether the tyres on your car are roadworthy or not pop in and see us at Auto Medics, tyre suppliers and fitters High Wycombe. Alternatively, if you’ve carried out a check and find you need new tyres, get in touch with us on 01494 533534 for a free, no obligation quote.