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The Importance of Checking Your Tyres

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The blog this week is about the importance of checking the tyres on your Volvo or Toyota regularly. Preferably weekly!  Your tyres are the only thing that is in constant contact with the road, therefore they are put through an enormous amount of wear and tear. Regardless of whether you drive carefully. So, checking them regularly is vital. The blog this week will give you tips on what to be looking out for when checking your tyres. Read on to see some top tips:

Tyres are never manufactured with lumps, bulges or objects like nails sticking in them, so if you see any of these on your tyres, you’ll need to have the tyre looked at by your local independent garage. Do not ever ignore these issues – they will not go away. Your tyres should be inspected weekly or fortnightly, removing stones or other embedded objects from the tread. If the tyre has lumps or bulges on the side walls please take your car to your local independent garage as this could be an indication of internal damage. Remove oil or grease with a suitable diluted detergent such as washing up liquid. You can check the tyre pressures at an air machine in your local petrol station or alternatively purchase a portable tyre pressure gauge online or in a shop – these cost around £20 and plug into your in-car lighter – you will be more inclined to check your pressures regularly if you have one of these. Always seek the help of your local Volvo or Toyota Technician if you are unsure about any aspect of your tyre’s condition. You will find the correct tyre pressures in your owner’s manual. If you have illegal tyres on your car when stopped by the police you risk a £2500 fine and three penalty points – please note that this is per tyre! So 4 illegal tyres will be £10,000 fine and 12 penalty points! Your insurance will also be invalidated and in the event of an accident you will not be covered and face prosecution – so really spending 5 minutes a week checking your tyres is definitely time well spent! Happy Safe Motoring Folks!

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, 2019 & 2020,  The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award, The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 Award, The LiveWire Excellence In Vehicle Servicing 2019 Award and The Aftermarket Excellence Award for Best Website 2019, The Eagle Radio Biz Award – Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 & the SME News Magazine Most Trusted Car Servicing Provider 2020, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire