The importance Of Tyre Safety

Since having Emily, our main priority is her safety, especially in the car. It took us ages to decide on a car seat. I spent hours, no, weeks looking at all of the different types of car seats. There is definitely a huge selection to choose from but they have to have the right safety regulations. Finally we went for the maxi-cosi rubi  That being said, you could have the safest car seat in the word, but what good is that if your car isn't safe?


In our family, my other half (Sam) is the driver, and he takes care of the car and it's maintenance. Even though I don't drive I still know quite a lot about tyres and the importance of checking them regularly. It takes just a few minutes to check your tyres, making sure the tyres are at the correct pressure, and that they have the right tread depth. These few things are vital to our safety when we are out on the road. Those few minutes spent doing essential checks can prevent up to a £2,500 fine and 3 penalty point for each illegal tyre.

It is very simple to check your tyre tread, you can use a twenty pence piece. Simply place a 20p coin into the main tread grooves of your tyre. If the outer edge of the 20p coin is obscured when it is inserted, then your tread is above the legal limit. If it is not you should get it checked by a professional. You can also buy tread depth gauge for about £4 on amazon, we have one of these and keep it in our glove box so we are able to check our tyres regularly. 

The legal limit for a car tyre tread depth is 1.6mm, however Sam never lets his get any less than 3mm as the performance of the tyre begins to reduce significantly. Our tyres are important, they are the only contact between the car and the road. They provide steering and breaking, the tread patterns also help to disperse surface water from the road which could cause the car to aquaplane. Sam's family live in the middle of nowhere, and we have to go down some little narrow lanes to get there, so it is important that our tyres are kept within the limits of the manufacturer. 

You also need to check your tyre pressure regularly. You can find the correct pressure in your car's handbook. Making sure your tyres are inflated enough will save you money in petrol or diesel, it also improves the handling and stopping distance of the car. 

As the tyres get to the end of their life, we tend to look around and compare for the best prices. Even though tyres are expensive they are worth every penny. Point S is a leading supplier of tyres, wheels and care service in Europe. They have more than 40 years of experience and there are 201 independently owned centres in the UK. Point-S trained and professional staff will offer expert, product-neutral advise. Continuous training ensures that the extensive product knowledge of our service staff is always up to date. They supplement this expertise with the latest installation, testing, measurement and adjustment technology, meaning they always provide top advise and top service. It is very easy to search for your tyre size on the website, and you can then see respective prices from both premium and economy brands. Once you have completed your search you can find a site conveniently located and book an appointment.

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