Don’t leave your tyre safety out in the cold

TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety charity, is urging motorists to ensure their tyres are suitable for the adverse driving conditions.

With Met Office yellow warnings of snow and below zero temperatures across much of the UK forecast for the end of this week TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety charity, is urging motorists to ensure their tyres are suitable for the adverse driving conditions.

The last time Britain experienced widespread heavy snowfalls and record low temperatures was the winter of 2010 to 2011 – over six years ago and long enough for motorists to forget just how treacherous driving in these conditions can be. The Met Office has warned that cold northerly winds will bring frequent snow showers through Thursday and into Friday and freezing overnight temperatures.

To prepare for driving in these potentially hazardous conditions, TyreSafe recommends all drivers ensure their tyres are ready and in good condition to face the worst of the winter weather:

Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe, said: “As snow in the UK is infrequent, many drivers are not used to the testing conditions it poses. Checking the pressure, tread and condition of your tyres is not a ‘nice to do’, it’s a ‘must do’.”

 

This article was posted on 11th January 2017 in Latest News and tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

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