1ST - 31ST OCTOBER 2017


Tyre Safety Month will run for the whole of October at Specialist Cars Nissan Aberdeen. To raise awareness of tyre safety and the importance of checking your vehicle we would like to offer you the following throughout October:

  • Free Tyre Safety Check
  • Free Vehicle Health Check


The main focus for Tyre Safety Month this year is tyre pressures. Here are some facts and figures about tyre pressure:

  • A staggering 35% of vehicles are being driven on UK roads with their tyres at least 8psi below the manufacturers' recommended psi.
  • Air Pressure has a crucial influence on the way your vehicle can accelerate, brake and handle corners.
  • Driving your vehicle with tyres inflated below the recommended psi can use more fuel.
  • For every 10% a tyre is under-inflated its wear can increase 10% quicker
  • 56.8% of vehicles in the UK have their tyres under-inflated at least 4psi below the recommended pressure.

Another focus from Tyre Safety month is tread depth.

The minimum legal tread depth in the UK is 1.6m. A quick & easy way to check your tyre tread depth is to take the "20p test".

Simply place a 20p coin into the main tread groove of your tyre, if the outer band of the 20p coin is obscured when it is placed into the groove, 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, we advise you to get your tyres checked immediately by a qualified tyre professional.

To help you stay safe you should check your tyres at least once a month.

Book your free tyre safety check.

Image, video and content credit: TyreSafe, October 2017.