We are all driving around with precious cargo in our cars and owe it to ourselves and other road users to be as safe as we can. During Tyre Safety Month, protyre autocare is asking you to make a PACT to check your tyres and then continue checking them on a monthly basis.

Not sure of the condition of your tyres, your local tyre technician can take a look.

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Make a PACT to check your tyres

Make a PACT with protyre autocare this Tyre Safety Month.  Master the A.C.T - Air Pressure, Condition and Tread Depth - to ensure that your tyres are road-ready.  Watch the expert videos from TyreSafe below to learn how to do some ‘at home’ tests. 

For more information about tyres and driving safely, how tyre maintenance can help keep you safe and maybe save you money too, visit https://protyre.co.uk/tyresafe 

Continental Tyres is a voice of authority for tyre safety, and your safety is their top priority. With over 150 years of innovation, and their vigorous research, development, and testing, Continental Tyres are the global leaders in tyre manufacturing, and are the experts in driving safety, on our roads.

4000+ Casualities

4000+ Casualties

Underinflated tyres put additional pressure on your tyre tread, which increases the speed of your tyres going bald. These bald areas decrease the traction, causing your vehicle to slip and slide on the road, leading to accidents.

Source tyresafe.org

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30% More Fuel

When your tyre pressure is low, it increases the friction between the rubber and the road. As this friction rises, more power is needed to keep the vehicle moving.

Source tyresafe.org

3 points

3 Points

For all tyre offences, you can receive 3 points, per tyre added to your licence. So, for example, 4 bald tyres would lead to 12 points being added to your licence.
Source think.gov.uk

£1 Billion

£1 Billions

Underinflated tyres can result in an increase in fuel consumption by 3%.

Source tyresafe.org

Stopping Distances

Stopping Distances

Correctly inflated tyres, with tread, are crucial to the impact of stopping distance, and effective braking. With underinflated or bald tyres, the traction between the rubber and the road is significantly reduced.

Source tyresafe.org

94% part-worn tyres

94% part-worn tyres

An investigation by tyre safety charity TyreSafe with Trading Standards found that 94% of part-worn retailers were selling tyres illegally and 63% of the tyres were unsafe to return to the roads.

Source tyresafe.org

 Only 27% legal tread depth

Only 27% legal tread depth

In the UK the legal minimum tread depth for tyres is 1.6mm across 75% of the width of the tread and around the whole edge of the tyre. Our recent survey found that 29% of people didn’t know the legal tread depth.

Source continental-tyres.co.uk/

Over 2 million MOT failures

Over 2 million MOT failures

Tyres need to be checked regularly and too many drivers don't take tyre maintenance seriously – and, in fact, wait for an MOT failure before replacing unroadworthy tyres. Over 2 million cars fail their MOT each year with over 1 million MOT failures because of serious defects.

Source tyresafe.org