October Is Tyre Safety Month

With the cold, wet autumn weather looming on the horizon it’s time to start thinking about how much grip your tyres are going to offer on damp and slippery roads. With this in mind, TyreSafe have named October their Tyre Safety Month and are encouraging drivers to carry out a simple test to ensure they’ve got enough tread depth.

Check Your Tread

It really is a simple test – just get your hands on a 20p coin and stick it into the tread of your tyre. If you can see the outer band of the coin ativan order online sitting above the tyre then you are dangerously close to the legal minimum of 1.6mm. While you’re legally OK up to 1.6mm, it’s worth bearing in mind that the wet-weather performance of a tyre really starts to drop off when the tread depth drops below 2mm.

Seeing as your tyres are the only thing that keep you on the road, perhaps it’s time to think of a new set before the worst of the weather arrives.

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Author: Chris Auty

Voted the Breakthrough Blogger of 2013 by SEAT and the Guild of Motoring Writers , Chris has lived and breathed cars since he was old enough to say 'faster'. With a penchant for hot hatches and an allergy to public transport, he would much prefer to drive a bad car than never drive at all. Fortunately his family has learned to put up with this obsession and the internet has provided a channel for his ramblings.

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