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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Financial Disclosure

Cathedral Motor Company Limited is an Appointed Representative of Automotive Compliance Ltd, who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 497010). Automotive Compliance Ltd’s permissions as a Principal Firm allows Cathedral Motor Company Limited to act as a credit broker, not as a lender, for the introduction to a limited number of lenders and to act as an agent on behalf of the insurer for insurance distribution activities only.

We can introduce you to a selected panel of lenders, which includes manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent. An introduction to a lender does not amount to independent financial advice and we act as their agent for this introduction. Our approach is to introduce you first to the manufacturer lender linked directly to the particular franchise you are purchasing your vehicle from, who are usually able to offer the best available package for you, taking into account both interest rates and other contributions. If they are unable to make you an offer of finance, we then seek to introduce you to whichever of the other lenders on our panel is able to make the next best offer of finance for you. Our aim is to secure the best deal you are eligible for from our panel of lenders. Lenders may pay a fixed commission to us for introducing you to them, calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow. Different lenders may pay different commissions for such introductions, and manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent may also provide preferential rates to us for the funding of our vehicle stock and also provide financial support for our training and marketing. But any such amounts they and other lenders pay us will not affect the amounts you pay under your finance agreement, all of which are set by the lender concerned. If you ask us what the amount of commission is, we will tell you in good time before the Finance agreement is executed. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over. Guarantees may be required.

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