MOTORISTS in Weston-super-Mare are invited this month (October, 2016) to take advantage of a free tyre safety check at a vehicle maintenance and car care company in the town.
Autoserv Car & Bike is supporting TyreSafe’s Tyre Safety Month and is offering free tyre safety checks for car, van and motorbike users from October 1 until 31.
Steve White, Director of Autoserv, which is located on Pottery Close, said: “Tyre Safety Month highlights the dangers of driving on tyres that have insufficient tread depth, making them both illegal and dangerous.
“We always recommend drivers check their tyres regularly and it is especially important when the seasons change. Last year was one of the wettest winters on record so it is essential to make sure your vehicle’s tyres are safe as we head into the new season.
“Vehicles with tyres that do not have the legal amount of tread pose a danger to the driver and to other road users. Stopping distances are increased, cornering ability is reduced and the chance of aquaplaning is a higher risk, all as a result of illegal tread depth.”
The current law states that tyres must have a minimum of 1.6mm of tread across the central three quarters of the tyre, around its whole circumference. Drivers with tyres that fail to meet these standards face a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points per illegal tyre.
Steve added: “Throughout October we will be offering drivers a free five-point tyre safety check.
“Our fully trained staff will check the vehicle’s tread depth, tyre pressures, general condition of tyres, age of tyres and alignment. All of these areas are important to make sure tyres are in a safe and roadworthy condition.”
TyreSafe is an organisation set up to raise awareness of the importance of the dangers of defective and worn tyres.
Autoserv Car & Bike specialises in providing customers with tyres, exhausts, batteries, MOTs, fixed price servicing and vehicle repair work.
To find out more about Autoserv Car & Bike on Pottery Close in Weston-super-Mare, please call 01934 620 160 or visit www.autoservwsm.co.uk.