Expert Tyre Safety Advice

As your local tyre experts, Protyre are here to provide you with helpful information on tyre safety and how following our advice can keep you and your vehicle safe on the road.

Tyre checks before a long journey

The boot is packed and you’re ready to hit the road for a long journey. But have you checked your tyres before you hit the road? When it comes to safe, secure and comfortable driving over long distances, you need total confidence in your tyres.
 
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Tyre-related hazards on motorways

A detailed study by Bridgestone and Highways England found that 30 people were killed or seriously injured in accidents on motorways during 2016 due to tyre related faults.
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Tyre hazards on residential roads

We ask a lot of our vehicle tyres. They need to be robust enough to cope with heavy loads, but they also need to have enough ‘give’ to provide us with a smooth driving experience. And they need to be able to adapt seamlessly to all types of road and weather conditions, without splitting, breaking or cracking.
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Tyre hazards on your driveway

Tyre damage is a common issue and a very important item amidst the safety checks that a motorist should carry out on a regular basis. After all, tyres bear the weight of your vehicle and are the only points on your vehicle that come into contact with the road.
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The benefits of mobile tyre fitting

Mobile tyre fitting is a convenient approach when you require new tyres for your vehicle, with the minimum amount of fuss and effort on your part.
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Checking your tyre pressure regularly for safety and to save money

Many drivers only concern themselves with the condition of their vehicle if it fails to start or the engine begins to make worrying noises. The approach of an MOT test may also make you check your lights or windscreen wipers.
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Checking your tyres will help make your Christmas travels safer

For many people, Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends. And that often involves a fair amount of time travelling. The combination of winter weather and a car loaded with more people and luggage than usual increases the risk of breakdowns and tyre problems.
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Is tyre damage covered under your insurance?

As with owning a property, vehicles cost a great deal in upkeep. During the harsher winter months, for example, poorly maintained roads and potholes catch drivers unaware and can cause significant tyre damage.
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When to change tyres for low mileage cars

You may think that if you don’t cover many miles in your car then you won’t need to change the tyres until the tread wears out. However, our years of experience tell us that this is not the case and you will need new tyres even if you never wear out the tread.
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Why having the correct tyre pressure is important

It’s easy to forget to regularly check the pressure of your tyres. But the importance of making sure that you’re driving on tyres which are correctly inflated should never be underestimated.
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Why tyres lose pressure

One of the questions that customers often ask our fitters is "why do tyres lose pressure?" There are a number of possible reasons. At first glance, a tyre may seem perfectly fine, yet it slowly loses pressure over time, requiring regular inflation.
 
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