I woke up this morning to frost on the ground outside. Autumn is here but I know that winter will totally arrive in a blink of an eye soon, so let’s get prepared, shall we? First up, with a young family whether we were in Basingstoke or any other part of UK, we need to make sure our car safety game is on point! We’ve got the nursery run to think of and when it gets icy our local roads aren’t going to be the friendliest.
We all know that driving in a local area (especially Basingstoke – have you seen the potholes?) can be difficult and continuing to use faulty tyres can be really dangerous. You really need to allow some extra travel time and I know lot’s of people leave earlier than they have to during rush hour. So the last thing you want to do is have a problem with your car on a busy road. Imagine being stuck somewhere like Worting or Sherborne St John. It would be a nightmare!
So to help prevent that from happening, here are 5 tips to help you stay safe on the roads this winter.
Buy The Right Tyres
This might sound obvious, but there are so many tyre options out there it’s important to have the right ones. From a change in weather, to how often you drive can all impact your tyre choice. If you buy your tyres in Basingstoke at Point S, at least they know what the local area is like. It helps them help you!
Look at the tread wear on your tyres regularly. Under European law, your tread must be at least 1.6mm deep. For winter tyres, it recommends a minimum tread depth of 4mm.
Under or over inflated tyres can reduce the overall life of your tyres, change their performance and increase the risk of damage. Plus, having the correct tyre pressure can even save fuel, which means more money for Christmas presents!
Always have a spare. This should be obvious but never leave it to chance! The one day you think you won’t need it, you probably will. Make sure it’s road worthy too. A punctured spare tyre is as good as a chocolate teapot.
If in doubt check it out! If you have any concerns or queries about your tyres or your car in general, always get it looked at by a pro. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
What are your tyre top tips? Let me know below!