Don't Chance It, Check It

Free wheel safety check at Birchwood Mitsubishi

As Summer comes to an abupt end and with Winter only around the corner, October is designated as Tyre Safety Month. The scheme gives you the opportunity to have your tyres checked free of charge before the rain and cold sets in and when roads are at their most dangerous. With one-in-four cars on British roads with illegal and dangerous tyres, in combination with the number of casualties resulting from tyre-related incidents, it's important that you know you and your passengers are driving a road safe vehicle

Facts & Figures

  • Potentially over 10 million illegal and dangerous tyres could be on Britain’s roads in 2016
  • Tread depth has a decisive influence on the way your vehicle accelerates, brakes and corners
  • Safe tyres with legal tread depth will reduce the risks to you, your passengers and all road users
  • Driving on tyres with illegal tread depth not only reduces your safety on the road but also risks a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre
  • Tyres defects are the single largest contributory factor to incidents with casualties over the last five reported years*, accounting for 36%.
  • The estimated cost of tyre-related incidents to the economy over the last five reported years* is £416 million, averaging £83.2 million annually
  • Annually, 2.2 million cars fail the MoT due to tyre-related defects**
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In addition to the fact that routine tyre checks would prevent many of these incidents, this evidence has been the inspiration behind this year’s Tyre Safety Month campaign – Don’t chance it, Check it. Contact us today via phone or make an enquiry. Alternatively, come and visit us in branch!

*DfT five years to 2014 **DVSA 2012 to 2014 ***Phase one and two of the TyreSafe survey in partnership with Highways England