Christmas may be over, but the weather is still a hazard on your wheels


You may or may not have noticed the snow this January, depending on where you’re based, but please remember to always take more caution than you think you should need on the roads.

Tyre safety charity TyreSafe is urging motorists to ensure their tyres are suitable for hazardous driving conditions.

To prepare for driving in these potentially dangerous conditions TyreSafe recommends all drivers ensure their tyres are ready and in good condition to face the worst of the winter weather.

Check tyre tread depth – this should be well above the legal minimum of 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of each tyre’s width and its entire circumference. You can use a 20p as a guide to how close tyres are to this limit.


Check tyre air pressures – find out more about this on our previous blog post here:

Check overall condition – tyres with bumps, cracks or foreign objects embedded into them should be changed immediately.

If you are unsure or would like assistance checking and replacing tyres, we can help you by bringing your tyres down to Wheel Power in Torquay

Stuart Jackson, Chairman of TyreSafe said: “As snow in the UK is infrequent, many drivers are not used to the testing conditions it poses. Checking the pressure, tread and condition of your tyres is not a ‘nice to do‘, it’s a ‘must do‘.”

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