Tyre Safety October 2014 - Safe Tyres Saves Lives

A One Tyres - Friday, October 10, 2014

Ageing tyres can affect the safety of your tyres, safe tyres saves lives

This week there has been a particular focus on tyre safety in the Province.  The Northern Ireland Tyre Safety Association (NITSA) in partnership with the PSNI and the National Tyre Distributors' Association (NTDA) have held Tyre Safety Week 6 - 12 October 2014.  This year's Tyre Safety Week campaign is focusing on educating the public of the potential dangers of old tyres and urging people to check their tyres.  

Politicians, law enforcers and experts in the tyre industry have been highlighting the dangers of part worn tyres.  Purchasing older tyres can be a false economy as they can increase fuel consumption, while reducing tyre performance and safety.  Just 8% of part-worn tyres tested by local authorities in Northern Ireland fully complied with safety regulations while a staggering 35% (13 out of 37 tested) had serious faults that would potentially affect the safety of the tyre.

No matter what type of vehicle you are driving, it is vital to check your tyres regularly.  Coming into the winter months when driving conditions may be tricky it is even more important to keep your tyres in good condition.

A One Tyres has a customer loyalty scheme which makes checking your tyres easy, it is all done for you, just call into our Dromore depot and request a tyre check.  It is completely free, and you can enjoy a cup of coffee in our comfortable reception area while you are waiting.   Joining the loyalty scheme means you will benefit from various offers and giveaways as well as having peace of mind that your tyres are roadworthy.  Ask in our reception, or telephone us on 028 9269 9107 for details.