October is tyre safety month, however, that does not mean that October is when your tyres are at their most vulnerable. Despite the cold and changeable weather, and difficult road conditions, from October through to March, according to the Department for Transports data, it’s actually July when tyre-related incidents are at their most frequent with July and June close behind.
TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety charity believes this is due to a combination of factors. Firstly, as we all are too aware of, summer in Britain doesn’t necessarily mean consistently good weather and the variations in road conditions may well be catching out unsuspecting drivers.
Those drivers taking to the busier roads may also have less experience travelling long distances with fully laden cars. Britain’s motorways experience a 6%* rise in traffic during the summer period, with use of some the popular tourist routes through the countryside increasing by 25%.
Watch the video below to find out how to make sure your tyres are as safe as the possbily can be.