Tyre safety tips for caravanners

Timely advice from Protyre as caravanners hit the road over the forthcoming holiday period.

A high proportion of the 2 million or so caravan owners, looking forward to warmer summer weather, will be hitting the road over the next few months and Protyre - the UK's leading fastest growing tyre dealer with over 140 centres in England and Wales - is offering a series of tyre safety tips to ensure a trouble free holiday break.

Out of season storage conditions can sometimes have a detrimental effect on motor caravan and trailer caravan tyres, so owners are advised to carry out a series of simple checks to ensure their safety on the road and the safety of their passengers and other road users:

  • Carefully examine tyres to ensure that there are no cuts or bulges and that the sidewalls are sound and not affected by ozone cracking
  • By law, tyres must have a minimum of 1.6mm of tread, however, Micheldever/Protyre recommends that tyres with less than 2.5mm of tread should be considered for replacement.
  • Owners of trailer caravans with tyres that are over 7 years old should have them replaced irrespective of their condition
  • Tyre pressures are vital and should be checked and adjusted in accordance with the manufacturer's handbook

Commenting on the importance of tyre safety, Martin Spencer, Caravan Club Technical Manager said. “Tyre condition is important to ensure that your caravan is safe, legal and reliable. Simple checks on these vital components, along with attention to issues like safe loading and sensible speed, help to make sure that you have an enjoyable and trouble free holiday journey”.

Protyre also offer Free Safety Checks to keep you on the road and ensure peace-of-mind. Click on the button below to find out more.

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Heading into the great unknown this break?

Protyre has a wide variety of tyres for motor caravans and trailer caravans at competitive prices and over the summer period the retailer is offering caravan owners a free tyre safety check. Details of centre locations can be found below.  

Find your nearest Protyre garage for peace-of-mind on your exciting new adventure:

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Dean Richardson

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