To help local drivers stay safe on the roads this winter, Bram Racing will be offering free tyre safety checks as part of October’s tyre safety month.
See the video below to show how different tread depths react to water on the road.
As part of the checks, qualified tyre technicians from the company will make inspections to ensure that the tyres are inflated to the correct pressures, that they meet the legal minimum tread depth of 1.6mm and the tyres are in a safe and roadworthy condition.
“As the weather starts to take a turn for the worse, our free tyre safety checks are designed to be a real life saver,” explains Michelle, Manager of Bram Racing “Many drivers simply don’t know what to look for or just can’t seem to find the time, so this is a great way to get some peace of mind.”
While checking the condition of tyres only takes a matter of minutes, last year, more than 1,200 road casualties were caused in the UK by accidents where illegal, defective and under-inflated tyres were a contributory factor. What’s more, motorists found to be driving on illegal tyres risk fines of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre.
“As well as ensuring that your tyres are safe and legal with a free tyre safety check, it’s wise to ask for an alignment check at the same time,” adds Michelle. “If your wheels are not properly aligned, your tyres can very quickly suffer from irregular or uneven wear, which may make them unsafe or even illegal to use, not to mention the cost of replacing tyres too soon."
When a car’s wheels are misaligned, the tyres scrub along the road surface as the wheel rotates, causing them to wear out rapidly and in an uneven manner. Misalignment can also result in higher fuel bills and reduced safety as drivers become distracted by vehicle pull or drift issues.
It is estimated that 9 out of 10 cars in the UK suffer from some form of misalignment which normally can only be properly diagnosed with a four wheel alignment check.
Drivers booking their car in for an alignment check will receive a colour printout showing if any of their car’s key 14 alignment angles are outside of the tolerances specified by their vehicle manufacturer. They will also receive advice on the amount of legal tread left on their tyres, if they are in a safe condition as well as having their tyre pressure checked.
To take advantage of the free tyre safety checks being offered by us or to book your car in for a professional four wheel alignment check, call 01977 703888.
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