Bald tyres-Wet Roads; More and More Bald tyres are not getting replaced in the Recession
Bald tyres-Wet Roads; Eric Roberts MD of Pellon Tyre and Auto Centre in Halifax West Yorkshire, has never seen so many dangerous tyres that have been removed, from customers wheels in 40 years of running a tyre business.
We have all had to cut back in these difficult times but to cut back on buying a car tyre will put the vehicle owner and other motorists in great danger, especially with the weather turning wetter as we go towards September and Autumn and Winter approaches.
The combination of wet roads and bald tyres makes for an accident waiting to happen. The name for this is AQUAPLANING; This is when your tyre is separated from the road surface by a thin layer of water. Therefore, your tyre does not grip.
Because of the absence of tread on the tyre. Then the car can go in any direction when the brakes are applied. Hence, this is the cause of many motorway crashes.Of course, you may have also seen F1 cars during a race. Because in dry weather conditions, the racing cars are equipped with bald tyres (called slicks). Accordingly, when the weather turns wet, the cars are replaced with tyres that have a tread pattern. Thus the same principals apply for the regular car owner. Therefore, it is highly dangerous to drive on a “BALD” tyre, and also illegal.
Not only “BALD” tyres? But tyres down to the “STEEL BELT.”
A more pessimistic scenario has recently developed. We are now removing tyres from customers cars. That have gone past the “BALD” stage. Hence, down to the “STEEL BELT”. As a result, this is now a sombre position to be in. We at Pellon tyres stress that you should have your tyres checked at regular intervals. You may be putting your families, and other drivers live’s at risk.Thus, driving about on tyres in this state.
Eric Roberts members of TYRESAFE.ORG
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. For this reason,We are members of Unipart Car Care Centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Therefore, we also sell tyres online from our website by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Courtesy cars are available to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. Consequently, we are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for a high standard of equipment and workmanship.
Tyre down to the steel belt