It’s creeping closer to that time of year where those of us that have cars will be waking up extra early to de-ice our windscreens and heat our interior before heading off to work.
However many of us forget the basic safety necessities needed to ensure your journey is a safe one.
Tyres for example are extremely important and they are the only component that will stop our cars sliding all over the icy road.
Now reading this you may wonder what this has to do with anything that I usually blog about, however those who follow me on Twitter and Facebook will know that I drive and these safety tips are relevant to both you and me in our everyday lives.
Now I know that checking your tyres on a regular basis may seem like a lot of hassle and many of us slack on car safety however changing your tyres may save your life!
Having worn tyres hinders the overall performance of your car, it can increase the breaking distance, reduce grip, and having a low tread depth means you can compromise the safety of yourselves, friends, and family.
If the tread on your tyres is below 1.6mm you are not legally insured when driving and any accident you have will result in you paying a possible hefty fine, receive penalty points on your license and you will end up spending a lot of money on repairs.
Checking the tread of your tyres is really easy, simply dig around in your purse for a 20p coin and place it between the main grooves of the tyre. If you can see the outer edge of the coin then your tyre may need changing. Remember that the deeper the tread the more grip your car will have on the road. It is recommended to check your tread every 2-4 weeks and replace them when they are 3mm or below.
Another thing to look out for is the general condition of your tyres, thing like the pressure, wear and tear and the overall condition of your tyre as this can really affect the performance of your car.
It is advised you check this every two weeks by purchasing a gauge and checking the correct tyre pressure in your car user manual.
Having under inflated or over inflated tyres can be extremely dangerous and they can cause blow outs and risk you losing control of your vehicle.
I must admit I don’t know much about cars and often get my partner to assist me in my general car maintenance but doing a quick and thorough check of your car safety is so easy!
Booking Tyres Online
If you need tyres for your car in Worthing, West Sussex or nearby areas then Tyres in Worthing are available at Point S local dealers. On this website you can find a range of tyres suited to your car and booking is quick and easy.
Just enter your car registration and click on the make and model of your car , it will tell you what tyres you need and what size they will be. It will then take you through to a quote where you can choose which make and model of tyre you need including the best on the market and at affordable prices!
After this step you can check the quote for one tyre or all four if need be and once you have chosen, simply enter your postcode and you can choose the nearest Point-S garage to reserve your chosen tyres, choose a specific time and then see the final cost including the fitting.
Remember car safety is a priority and it should never be comprised in order to save a few pounds. By just checking your tyres you can reduce your chances of an accident and ensure you and your family are safe.
Thanks for reading and I hope you learnt something new!