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Give your tyres a health check
Just like we do our cars need a regular health check. With the warm weather finally sneaking in you might be planning a weekend away, which means your car needs to be in tip top condition to avoid the breakdown blues.
Tyres are one of the most important checks you should complete before a long journey – because believe me a tyre blow out is more likely to end in holiday hell than the breakdown blues. “Your brakes and steering will be adversely affected by under-inflated or over-inflated tyres”, according to www.gov.uk, meaning your actually putting yourself as risk by not getting your tyres checked regularly. If you’re not sure what the legal requirements are contact one of Concorde Auto Centre’s trained technicians.
It’s a known fact that it’s virtually impossible to ‘pack light’ when going away which brings risks of its own. Research by tyre firm Bridgestone has revealed that 78% of motors in Britain are running on under-inflated tyres, with Andy Dingley, manager at Bridgestone, revealing: “The figures from our survey offer some cause for concern, especially at this time of year when families are preparing to set off on long journeys with heavily loaded cars”.
A top tip to remember when checking your tyres is to wait until your tyres are cold as warm or hot tyres might give a misleading reading. TyreSafe.org report that “By keeping your tyres at their optimum pressure your running costs are also reduced. Under-inflated tyres require a bigger force to make them turn, so your car uses more fuel. Additionally, tyres which are not set to their correct pressure wear out more quickly”.
Last year the AA reported that it dealt with 57,000 tyre-related call outs during the summer, making tyres the most common problem for its staff to fix. The good news is, however, that many tyre-related incidents can actually be avoided by carrying out a few simple checks.
“Before setting off, the tyre inspections should include checking the air, condition and tread.”(thisisderbyshire.co.uk)
Concorde also offer:
• FREE MOT when you book a scheduled service!
Call our new Leicester branch on 0116 366 0555 or visit http://concordeautocentre.com/branches/leicester
Call 01733 340212 for Concorde Peterborough or visit http://concordeautocentre.com/branches/peterborough
Call 01945 582252 for Concorde Wisbech or visit http://concordeautocentre.com/branches/wisbech
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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"Having taken my car into the Leicester branch for a service, MOT,and new tyres.I could not have been more pleased with the service from start to finish plus the fact that I saved money compared with the Citroen main dealer price."
RAJ - 09 Apr 2014