Before you use a vehicle that’s been in storage, carry out thorough tyre checks

As the warmer weather approaches, caravans, classic cars, horseboxes, motorhomes and many other vehicles will be coming out of winter storage for the first time this year.

As the warmer weather approaches, caravans, classic cars, horseboxes, motorhomes and many other vehicles will be coming out of winter storage for the first time this year.

TyreSafe the UK’s tyre safety charity, is appealing to all owners to take time to carry out tyre checks before hitting the road for the 2017 season.

As the only point of contact with the road, tyres are crucial for tyre safety. Whether the vehicle has been stored in a garage or outside, all tyres should be checked for correct pressure, general condition and tread depth, TyreSafe advises.

Stuart Jackson, Chairman of TyreSafe, said: “There are a number of factors that can affect tyres stored on vehicles for several months, even if they are in a garage over winter. Tyres deteriorate with age as well as with mileage, and uneven weight distribution in use and during storage can lead to uneven tyre wear. Tyres will deteriorate faster if they’re stored outdoors, especially in direct sunlight.

“All of these circumstances can lead to unsafe tyres, which is why checks are so important at the start of the season and monthly throughout it.”

Essential pre-season tyre checks:

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