Tyre Pressure is the main focus for Tyre Safety Month 2017. Here are some facts and figures about Tyre Pressure:
Tread Depth is another important factor in Tyre Safety. To stay safe on the roads, try the 20p test.
The 20p Test:
A quick and easy way to see if your tyre tread exceeds the minimum legal tread depth is to take the 20p test.
Simply place a 20p coin into the main tread grooves of your tyre. If the outer band of the 20p coin is obscured when it is inserted, then your tread is above the legal limit.
If the outer band of the coin is visible, then your tyres may be illegal and unsafe and should be checked immediately by a qualified tyre professional.
When taking the test, remember to check at least three locations around each tyre. To help you stay safe you should check your tyres at least once a month.
Image, video and content credit: TyreSafe, October 2017.