Monday, 10 July 2023
Fife Autocentre supports
As part of its brand-new summer campaign, TyreSafe is warning drivers that summer could spell a stark rise in tyre-related incidents, as more Brits choose to staycation this year. #CheckTyres #Staycation #UKBreak
Despite the more predictable warmer weather and better light, June July and August are the months when a tyre related incident is most likely to occur. Fife Autocentre is urging motorists to use the simple acronym ACT to stay tyre safe this summer.
Air pressure - The air pressure of each tyre should also be checked using an accurate gauge. Typically, car manufacturers recommend two different tyre pressures, one for light loads and another for when the vehicle is fully. It’s essential that drivers adjust the pressures to accommodate the load they are carrying. These settings can be found in the vehicle handbook, on reputable internet tyre pressure charts such as the one at tyresafe.org, and often in the vehicle’s fuel filler cap or door sill.
Condition - with a visual check, looking at the overall condition of each tyre to see if anything might have penetrated the tread, such as nails or other objects. If any of these objects, cracks or bulges are present, the driver should refer immediately seek professional advice.
Tread – drivers should check the tread of their tyres to ensure they are above the UK the legal tread depth minimum of 1.6mm. Ideally an accurate tread depth gauge should be used but if this is not available, a 20p coin can be used as a guide. Insert the 20p into the main sections of the tyre and at various points around the circumference – should you see the outer rim at any point, you need to have the tread depth checked as it may be illegal.
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