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Importance of Car Tyre Safety

When I became a mum safety was of the utmost importance. Sometimes I did go a little overboard and baby proofed my home before my daughter could even crawl but her safety was paramount, and if I could prevent something from happening before it did then I was going to do everything I could.

I always have been, and always will be, concerned about car safety the most. There are so many child related car accidents that I am always super cautious. Our children rearface until they’re two years old and I make sure our car receives all the necessary checks required to ensure it’s roadworthy, especially the tyres. Driving with worn out tyres causes over 10,000 accidents a year, some even ended in a fatality.
By law, a car tyre should have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm but anything below 3mm can compromise the safety and performance of the vehicle. You can generally judge this on the tyre by examining the tread bar. If the rest of the tyre is close to, or in line with, the tread bar then it’s time to get some new tyres!
Our nursery is just a short walking distance from our home so we don’t use the car, but we do have a primary school at the end of the road and I see many parents using their cars to take their children to school. It often crosses my mind if many of those parents are aware of the dangers and if they know the importance of car tyre safety. If they are unaware, then what danger are they potentially at risk from?
Worn tyres are less likely to gain traction in rain, snow or ice. They’re more likely to lose their air pressure and have an impact on the steering and braking, which in turn can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. This not only puts the driver at risk but the passengers too, as well as other road users, and during the times of the school run a lot of parents have their children as passengers. If they have worn out tyres then they’re putting their children at risk and I know that is something no parent wants.
The price of new tyres is a little daunting but the people at Point-S have a wide variety of tyres to suit every budget! So make sure you pay a visit to Point-S website for full range of tyres in Solihull and get your tyres checked to keep your safety game strong.

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  1. Ickle Pickle

    1 April, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Tyre safety is so important – I have a new car with new tyres so I don't have to worry for a while thank goodness! Kaz

  2. Jess | The Indigo Hours

    1 April, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I've just had new tyres on my car, I do a lot of driving with work and it's amazing how quickly they wear down! You really need to keep on top of them.

  3. Mindy

    1 April, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Thank you for this information! My husband is a firefighter and responds to car accidents daily. Because of everything he has seen, our family motto is, "Safety First!" Hopefully someone will use this information to keep their family safe. Great post!

  4. Emily

    1 April, 2017 at 9:43 am

    This is something that totally gets overlooked. Good tires can help keep you from accidents!

  5. Caffeinated Reactions

    1 April, 2017 at 9:43 am

    This is a very informative post and like you say it's probably something people don't think enough about. I'm glad you have brought some attention to it.

  6. Lynne Harper

    1 April, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I'm so glad you posted this, we where just talking about my tyres last night. My husband is so ott where car tyre's are concerned and rightly so. I don't think some people realise the dangers if you don't maintain them properly. Very informative Amy 🙂 x

  7. Ashleigh - www.beingashleigh.com

    1 April, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Learnt so much about car safety here! My boyfriend's car tyre became flat on the motorway recently. Very scary experience…

    Ashleigh x

  8. Becca

    1 April, 2017 at 9:43 am

    This is such an important post! When I was at scouts we were taught about car safety and tyres etc – we were always told the 5p rule: put a 5p in one of the grooves, and if it was still visible from the side, the tread was too worn!

  9. beautyqueenuk

    3 April, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Admittedly as a non-driver this does go right over my head x

  10. Lindsey Burton-Harrison

    3 April, 2017 at 9:04 am

    You know, some people are so unaware of the dangers of driving and mainting a car.

  11. Mellissa Williams

    10 April, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Thanks for the reminder! I think we often forget this and should check more often

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