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Another wet summer?
Concorde Auto Centre is advising motorists to check their tyres in anticipation of another wet summer.
The UK's roads are wet at least 40 per cent of the time and if last summer is anything to go by, wet roads will significantly increase the risk of aquaplaning.
Aquaplaning is where a layer of water builds up between a car's tyres and the road, sometimes leading to a loss of traction that makes the vehicle impossible to steer.
The risk of aquaplaning is greatest when tyres have been allowed to wear down to near the legal minimum tread depth of 1.6 mm.
Andy Wood, Company Director commented: ‘I would recommend that drivers replace their tyres when the tread is between 3 mm and 2.5 mm rather than allowing their condition to deteriorate further. I would also recommend that all tyres over eight years old are replaced, regardless of their wear and tear.’
Andy added: ‘In my experience, if your car does hit water on the road and aquaplanes, the best advice is to try to stay calm, take your foot off the accelerator and don't touch the brake pedal or try to turn the steering wheel.’
Concorde Auto Centre has an easy online tyre ordering service where you can choose the tyres that suit your budget and book your car into one of our three centres in Leicester, Peterborough and Wisbech to have them fitted. Visit www.concordeautocentre.com/car-tyres to find out more.
About Concorde Auto Centre
With branches in Cambridge, Coventry, Leicester, Milton-keynes, Northampton, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Swindon and Wisbech, Concorde Auto Centre offers a wide range of professional services with highly trained auto technicians always on hand to fit new parts or to offer advice to our loyal customers. Call us today to get the best prices on new car tyres fitted, winter car tyres fitted, wheel alignment, car exhaust systems, air conditioning recharges, replacement brake pads and discs, booking in your car for its MOT, car servicing, cambelts, shock absorbers, engine rebuilds, vehicle diagnostics, clutches, batteries, tow bars, turbo inspection and car gearboxes
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