Seven Tyre Safety Tips For Tyre Safety Month

Tyresafe has compiled a list of safety tips, which they are calling their 'Magnificent 7', to coincide with October 2011's Tyre Safety Month.

Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe, explained: "This October's Tyre Safety Month concentrates getting drivers ready for winter. While fitting winter weather tyres is an obvious and sensible option, there are plenty of other aspects of tyre maintenance that all drivers should be doing, regardless of whether they make the switch to winter rubber or not.

"Our 'Magnificent 7' has been compiled by industry experts who know what they're talking about. If drivers follow our advice then they've got a much better chance of staying safe on the roads this winter."

The Magnificent 7 tips follow the announcement from the Department of Transport which showed that in 2010, more than 1,200 casualties in the UK were from tyre related accidents.

"Seven is seen as a lucky number by many, but luck plays no part when it comes to tyre safety. Regular checks and maintenance are vital. However, if you're at all unsure about any aspect regarding tyre safety, don't leave it to chance. Call into your nearest dealer and get them checked out by an expert," concludes Jackson.

TyreSafe's 'Magnificent 7' Tyre Safety Tips
  1. Make sure your tyres have adequate tread depth to keep you safe and legal by taking the 20p test
  2. Ensure your tyres are properly inflated and checked at least once a month and before any long journeys
  3. Check the condition of your tyres by looking for any lumps, bulges or cracks and remove any objects embedded in the tread
  4. When checking the tread, pressures and condition, don't forget the spare
  5. Consider fitting winter weather tyres for the whole winter period. At temperatures below 7 degrees C they provide much better safety and grip
  6. Remove wheels or jack the weight off any vehicles' tyres that will not be used over the winter months such as caravans, horseboxes or motorcycles
  7. Visit your nearest participating tyre dealer for a free tyre safety check
3 October 2011 Staff

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