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When Did You Last Check Your Tyres?

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The blog this week is about getting into the practice of checking your tyres regularly. So when did you last check your tyres on your Volvo or Toyota?  Read on to find out more:

Having to buy new tyres can be pretty pricey, and probably not something you want to have to splash out on at this time of the year with Christmas just around the corner however it is absolutely essential that you make sure you keep them above the 1.6mm legal minimum tread depth to let surface water slip through. We are now in the season of lots of rain and potentially snow and ice on the way. Tyres that are not fit for purpose are a danger not only to you but other road users.   To measure, use the quick 20p tyre test.

Put a 20p coin (on its edge) into the main grooves of your tyre tread. If the outer rim of the coin is not visible, your tyres are legal. If you can see it, then you must get them changed. Please don't wait until your MOT is due - act now. You run the risk of a potential fine if you are stopped with illegal tyres (which will far out weigh the cost of new tyres) and potentially invalidating your insurance if you have an accident and your car is deemed un roadworthy. Check the tyre pressures regularly to ensure even wear.


Making sure you have the correct tyre pressures for your Volvo or Toyota not only helps to maintain your tyres it also helps reduce the amount of petrol you use. Check these regularly to help reduce your motoring costs. Happy  Safe Motoring Folks!

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