At this time of year, it’s common for us to make plenty of preparations for the colder, wetter months ahead. From tidying the garden to getting the chimney swept or getting your boiler serviced, the autumn can be a time when it seems there’s an endless list of jobs to complete.
While some of these jobs aren’t necessarily essential, as a motorist, there really is one job which you simply can’t put off and should be at the top of your ‘to-do’ list.
Checking your tyres is a job which you should do at least once a month, but at this time of year it’s perhaps more important than ever. As the roads become cold and damp, it’s essential that your tyres are in a fit state and can cope with anything the Great British weather decides to throw at us.
AlignMyCar is a proud member of TyreSafe and this October we’ll be supporting tyre safety month and asking you to do the same.
If you want to check your car’s tyres yourselves, it really is quick and easy. Take a look at TyreSafe’s quick movie here which shows you how and what to check on your tyres.
Of course in addition to checking you tyre pressures, condition and tread depth, it’s a good idea to have your car’s wheel alignment checked as well. Of course, this isn’t something you can do yourself, but with more than 300 AlignMyCar centres around the UK, there’s always one close by.
By visiting one of our centres, as part of the pre-alignment check, the technician will give your tyres an inspection and advise you if any problems are spotted which may affect your safety on the road. If everything’s OK, they will then carry out the alignment check for you, making sure your car’s settings are back within the vehicle manufacturer’s original specifications. Once any adjustments have been made, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that you won’t suffer from rapid or irregular tyre wear, your fuel economy will be maximised and any handling issues have been eradicated.
So, when it comes to your safety on the road this winter, don’t chance it – check it.