... back to NEWS

Stay safe and on time this Easter

Friday, 18 March 2016

TyreSafe fife atuocentre

Press release
17 March 2016

Stay safe and on time this Easter holiday with a free tyre check from Fife Autocentre

The Easter holidays are upon us and 15 million motorists will take to the roads during the holiday period. However, many of them forget to check their tyres before they set off, leaving themselves vulnerable to an unwanted break in their journey – or worse.

To help them stay safe, and avoid unnecessary delays, Fife Autocentre, supporter of the national tyre safety organisation TyreSafe, is offering a free check to drivers to help ensure their tyres are ready for whatever the bank holiday roads can throw at them.

Brian Meechan Managing Director, Fife Autocentre, said: “All too often drivers forget just how important tyres are for the safety of those in their vehicle and others around them. They’re the only part of the vehicle in touch with the road and poor tyres means it’ll take longer to stop, you’re more likely to aquaplane in the wet and you’ll have less control around corners. That’s especially true when you have a full load of passengers and luggage.

“We regularly see examples of tyres which were worn out weeks before the vehicle owner brought them to us for replacement. Not only are they dangerous, they’re also illegal.

“Fife Autocentre is committed to making Fife’s road users as safe as possible and have been actively working with TyreSafe to help spread the tyres safety message and change motorist’s attitude to tyre safety. We encourage anyone in Fife, Tayside, Hillfoots and Stirling to visit us for a no obligation, free tyre inspection to help keep them safe this Easter holiday.”

Tyre-related incidents are all too common on Britain’s roads and cause over 1100 casualties every year with nearly of 200 those leading to death or serious injury. In a survey conducted in partnership with Highways England, TyreSafe revealed nearly 10 million vehicles on Britain’s road could have been driven with an illegal and dangerous tyre in 2015. Not only are motorists risking their own safety, they could also face a fine of up to £2500 and receive three penalty points for each defective tyre if they’re stopped by the police.

There are three simple checks which Fife Autocentre, Hillfoots Autocentre, Stirling Autocentre and Tayside Autocentre will carry out for them with no charge or obligation:

  • Air pressure: the vehicle manufacturer provides two air pressure recommendations for light loads and another when fully loaded. Under inflation increases wear, fuel consumption and the risk of tyre failure
  • Condition: Every tyre should be free of cuts, lumps or bulges
  • Tread depth: in Britain, the legal limit for a car tyre’s tread depth is 1.6mm. Adequate tread helps keep the tyre in contact with the road, especially in the wet, and reduces the chances of aquaplaning

For more information and to find your local branch, visit http://www.fife-autocentre.co.uk

For further information on tyre safety, log on to tyresafe.org


Fife Autocentre is offering free tyre inspections to help keep motorists safer on the roads this Easter

fife atuocentre

hillfoots autocentre

stirling autocentre

tayside autocentre

Fife Autocentre is offering free tyre inspections to help keep motorists safer on the roads this Easter


TyreSafe is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and worn tyres, marking its tenth anniversary in 2016

Useful Links




Glenrothes Fife Autocentre
Steven Craig Manager
3 Blackwood Road
Eastfield Industrial Estate
Fife KY7 4NP
Telephone: 01592 631211
Email: glenrothes@fife-autocentre.co.uk

Leven Fife Autocentre
Robert Buchan Manager
Unit 2 Block 7
Banbeath Industrial Estate
Fife KY8 5HD
Telephone: 01333 42150
Email: leven@fife-autocentre.co.uk

Dunfermline Fife Autocentre
William King Manager
Lynburn Industrial Estate
Fife KY11 4LW
Telephone: 01383 626100
Email: dunfermline@fife-autocentre.co.uk

Kirkcaldy Fife Autocentre
Billy Wilson Manager
2 Frederick Wilson Park
Hayfield Industrial Estate
Fife KY2 5DH
Telephone: 01592 644955
Email: kirkcaldy@fife-autocentre.co.uk

Stirling Autocentre
David Baisley Manager
Springkerse Industrial Estate
19 Kerse Road
Stirling FK7 7SY
Telephone: 01786 475066
Email: stirling@fife-autocentre.co.uk

Hillfoots Autocentre
Jim McKinnon Manager
92 High Street
Clackmannanshire FK13 6DY
Telephone: 01259 759001
Email: hillfoots@fife-autocentre.co.uk

Tayside Autocentre
Frank Gray Manager
1b Douglas Street
Lochee Road
Dundee DD1 5AN
Telephone: 01382 205000
Email: tayside@fife-autocentre.co.uk

About TyreSafe

TyreSafe is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and worn tyres. In 2009, TyreSafe was awarded with the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of its achievements in raising awareness about the dangers associated with driving on defective and worn tyres.

TyreSafe supports the government’s ACT ON CO2 campaign which promotes Smarter Driving tips to help cut CO2 emissions from driving. TyreSafe is a signatory to the European Road Safety Charter which aims to reduce road fatalities. TyreSafe is a supporter of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety which aims to make roads safer and save lives.

TyreSafe logoSearch for your tyres
  • avon tyres logo
  • bridgestone logo
  • dunlop logo
  • infinity logo
  • michelin logo
  • pirelli logo
  • yokohama logo
  • firestone logo
  • goodyear logo
  • continental tyre logo
  • rac approved garage logo
  • bridgestone
  • avon tyres
  • infiinty
  • michelin
  • pirelli
  • dunlop
  • yokohama
  • goodyear
  • firestone