Pellon Tyres encourages Halifax’s drivers to check tyres during holiday period before Festive travel

Pellon Tyres Encourages Halifax’s Drivers

Pellon Tyres Encourages Halifax's Drivers

Pellon Tyres Encourages Halifax’s Drivers

With the Christmas lights on and holiday plans in place. Pellon Tyres is urging Halifax’s drivers to check their car’s tyres. Before they head off on Festive visits.

Staggeringly, research has revealed more than half of all tyres are below the recommended settings. Which is especially dangerous when a car is fully-laden with family. Plus the luggage and gifts on board. Low air pressure in tyres makes a vehicle more difficult to control. Reducing the amount of grip with the road. So, increasing braking distances and the chances of aquaplaning.

Car manufacturers typically recommend two air pressures for the vehicle.One with a light load and the other for use when it is fully-loaded. The settings can be found in the handbook. Including filler caps or even on the pillar inside the door. Pressures should be adjusted when the tyres are cold. Consequently, not when the car has been driven for any significant distance. Ideally less than two miles.

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While adjusting pressures. Pellon Tyres is also advising drivers to check the tyres have enough tread. The legal limit is 1.6 mm but if the owner is in any doubt. Hence it should be checked.

For those who don’t feel confident doing that themselves. Pellon Tyres is offering a free Christmas Period tyre check. Pellon Tyres will also ensure there condition of the tyres is roadworthy. Of course, with no lumps bumps or embedded objects in them.

As an official supporter of TyreSafe. Halifax’s Pellon Tyres has been campaigning to raise awareness of the importance of regular tyre checks. So to minimise the risk of a tyre-related incident for 30 years.

Eric Roberts. MD, Pellon Tyres, said: “Far too many accidents are caused simply because drivers haven’t checked their tyres. Before they take to the road. Even if that results in a puncture or other tyre-related breakdown. Of course, you can be sure the journey will be nowhere near as pleasant as it might have been. Between them, the breakdown recovery services. Attend hundreds of thousands of tyre-related call-outs every year. So you can be sure of a wait before help will arrive.

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“Pellon Tyres wants Halifax’s motorists to have a tyre safe and Merry Christmas. All are welcome to visit us and let us help them reduce the risks of an incident on the roads during the holiday season.”

Eric Roberts

 

For more information, call 01422-351314 or visit www.pellontyres.co.uk or log on to tyresafe.org for further details on the importance of tyre safety.

About TyreSafe                                                                    

TyreSafe is the UK’s charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and illegal tyres (registration number 1168354). In 2009, TyreSafe was awarded with the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of its achievements in raising awareness about the dangers associated with driving on defective and worn tyres.

TyreSafe supports the government’s ACT ON CO2 campaign which promotes Smarter Driving tips to help cut CO2 emissions from driving. Including a signatory to the European Road Safety Charter which aims to reduce road fatalities. TyreSafe is a supporter of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety which aims to make roads safer and save lives.

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