Did you know that you are not insured when driving on illegal tyres? Worn tyres significantly impede the performance of your car. Do not forget that a worn tyre reduces the effectiveness of braking, steering, and acceleration, all of which are vital in staying safe. What are a few minutes put aside now to check your tyres, when you compare it to your own safety and that of your family's?
These checks should be done at least once a month if not every few weeks
- Check tyre pressuresCheck condition of the tyreCheck tyre tread depthCheck wheel nuts are secure
In case of a puncture, the following checks are in order
- Check spare tyre is inflatedCheck condition of spare tyreCheck correct jack for the vehicleKnow your jacking pointsCorrect size wheel brace for VehicleCheck Safety Hazard signHazard Lights on vehicle are workingPair of gloves (possible use of kneepads)Fluorescent body strapCheck car pump for inflation of tyres is working
Changing of a tyre can actually be a dangerous job to do. There are some measures that reduce this risk significantly. The use of such apparatus as a hazard-warning triangle, a fluorescent body strap and use of vehicle hazard lights will help. Especially on blind bends or small tight roads and in winter months were dark nights are early in the day, so been made visible and having oncoming vehicles aware or a hazard is vital. Therefore correct placement of a hazard-warning triangle at a distance from the car is essential.