Motorists Slip up on Tyre Safety

TS Homepage 740x200To coincide with Tyre Safety month Halfords Autocentres has released fresh figures that reveal nearly 8 million motorists are placing their own safety and that of other road users at risk by not checking or replacing worn car tyres.The leading independent garage network analysed its own MOT and Service data in order to identify that 8.5% of cars visiting its centres for the annual roadworthiness check or a service had at least one tyre that was dangerous – the equivalent of 2.7 million cars on UK roads.

A further 16.3 % (equivalent to 5.2 million cars) had at least one tyre with only 2-3mm of tread remaining – below 3mm being the point at which tyre performance begins to degrade significantly.
Commenting on the findings, Stefan Warhaftig said: “A new car tyre begins life with around 8mm of tread, so to arrive for an MOT with a tyre at or below the legal minimum of 1.6mm means weeks or months of neglect have taken place.

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