You may have heard us mention tyre safety once or twice? Ok, maybe a teensy bit more than that…but it’s because we think it’s super important your vehicle is safe on the road this winter. No one can predict the British weather but we can certainly help you prepare for it.
We think it’s important you have all the tyre safety tools and we’re not just talking about jacks and wrenches!
Not everyone is confident enough to change a tyre or check tyre pressure without firstly consulting the car handbook, Internet or a friend. Fear no more, TyreSafe have come to the rescue! They have created a free app, Tyre Safety Companion, which provides handy hints, practical advice and reminders regarding safety such as what to do in the event of a puncture at the roadside.
Commenting on the launch of the app, Stuart Jackson, Chairman at TyreSafe said: “Our new app ensures drivers can easily access a wealth of tyre related information, no matter what time of the year it is. Answers to some of the most common questions we’re asked by drivers are now available within this app.
“Furthermore, you’ll also be able to locate your nearest TyreSafe member who will be able to provide you with even more assistance and we’ll even send you timely reminders designed to help prolong the life of your tyres and maximise your safety on the road”.
Here’s a few scary facts that may convince you to brush up on your tyre knowledge:
– 19% of drivers admitted that they had never checked their tyre tread depth according to a recent survey
– Drivers to fail to carry out regular tyre safety checks risk not only fines of up to £2,500 and 3 penalty points per tyre but also reduced safety on the road
– According to TyreSafe, in 2013, nearly 1,000 road casualties were caused as a result of driving on illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres.
For more info: http://bit.ly/10ljVgM