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Tyre safety paramount as the winter weather worsens

Published: Wednesday 29th of January 2014 | Author: Holly | Category: Tyres

As much of the UK is battered by some of the worst storms in recent years, it is more important than ever to make sure your vehicle’s tyres are in top condition to avoid dangerous driving situations caused by excess rainwater. 

An inadequate tyre tread makes removing accumulated water between the tyres and the road surface very difficult.  This layer of water will keep building under the tyres resulting in a loss or traction. This occurrence is what is known as ‘aquaplaning’ and results in the wheels skidding, reduction in brakes and steering and consequently loss of control of the vehicle.

The legal tyre limit may be 1.6 but most new tyres come with a tread of 8mm which is considerably better in wet conditions.  We strongly recommend motorists check their tread at regular intervals and during the winter months suggest changing tyres or better still invest in some winter tyres which are designed to cope with adverse road conditions.

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