Tyre Safety Month

Tyre Safety Month

It’s 1st October, which means it’s the start of national Tyre Safety Month. Regularly checking and maintaining the condition of your tyres is essential in making sure your vehicle stays roadworthy and safe – and this becomes even more important as the seasons change, and weather conditions alter.

At #TeamArbury we want to make sure you have all the information you require to keep your vehicle running at its best, not only throughout October, but all year round. That’s why we’ve shared some helpful tips below on how to maintain the two key elements which make a safe tyre: pressure and tread.

Don’t get caught out – check your tyres!

Maintaining a safe tyre pressure

Fully inflated tyres last longer, are more receptive to steering, offer a smoother drive and are more fuel-efficient, whereas deflated tyres are susceptible to damage, increase the risk of having an accident and can land you with a hefty fine. You can see why we think checking your tyre pressure is a no-brainer!

Step 1: Start with cold tyres; your vehicle should have been parked for three hours or more.
Step 2: Find the correct pressure rating for your vehicle. This can be found either:
• In your car or van’s manual
• On the inside ledge of the driver’s door
• Inside the fuel cap.

Step 3: Unscrew the valve caps from your tyres.
Step 4: Press your tyre pressure gauge onto a valve, until you hear a hiss of air.
Step 5: Your gauge will then provide a reading.
Step 6: Repeat for all four tyres.

Maintaining a safe tyre tread

Your tyres are what keep you grounded (quite literally), so making sure that these are in good condition is an absolute must. Each tyre needs to have a tread depth above 1.6mm to be legal, and you can easily check this just by using a 20p piece!

Step 1: Have your handbrake on and ignition off.
Step 2: Turn your steering wheel to full lock to get the best view of your tyres.
Step 3: Place the edge of a 20 pence piece between the tyre tread grooves.
Step 4: If you can’t see the border of the 20p, your tyre is legal. If this is visible, you will need to replace it.
Step 5: Repeat for all four tyres and check every two weeks to ensure your tyres remain roadworthy and safe.

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