Safety Advice

October 2017

Irish Road Safety Week 2017

Dont forget to get your Tyres checked for FREE

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BEFORE you travel this Summer

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Road Safety Week

Call in for your Free Tyre Safety Check and

get a Free Hi Vis Vest and there may be other goodies on the day

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SAFE TYRES SAVES LIVES

Call in and have your Tyres checked Free of Charge anytime

Tyres are the only parts of the car which are in contact with the road. Safety in acceleration, braking, steering and cornering all depend on a relatively small area of road contact. It is therefore of paramount importance that tyres should be maintained in good condition at all times and that they are appropriate for the expected road conditions.

As winter approaches, drivers should start planning for whatever the weather may throw at them. If you need convincing, just think back to previous winters; you can be sure there is always a good mix of snow, ice, rain and dry spells. To cope with this mix of different road conditions, drivers need all weather 4 season tyres.

 

DON’T GET LEFT OUT IN THE COLD

Selecting the right tyre for your car is always something of a compromise. The vast majority of tyres fitted to cars in Ireland and the UK are standard ‘summer’ tyres. By comparison, in many other European countries it is a common practice for drivers to fit winter weather tyres in late autumn and revert back to standard tyres in the late spring.

The Irish and UK perception that winter weather tyres only give benefits on snow or ice is years out of date. Modern rubber compound technology and advances in tread pattern design mean that today’s winter weather tyres also provide higher levels of road safety on cold and damp road surfaces too.

 

STAY SAFE THIS WINTER WITH

ALL WEATHER 4 SEASON TYRES

 

 

Through a typical 12 month period, Ireland experiences temperatures ranging from +24°C to as low as -15°C. Given such diverse weather conditions, it’s unreasonable to expect summer tyres to provide consistently high safety levels.

All weather 4 season tyres provide:

  • Higher levels of road safety during the colder winter months.

  • Considerably shorter stopping distances on both wet and dry roads at low temperatures.

  • Better mileage than normal tyres in winter weather. The wear on normal tyres increases when used during winter months, reducing mileage by up to 20%.

 

KEEP ON TRACK WITH ALL WEATHER 4 SEASON TYRES

Temperatures below 7°C are experienced throughout Ireland and the UK between October and March. The air temperature is crucial to your tyres’ ability to perform. When the temperature drops below 7°C the tread compound in normal tyres begins to harden and gives you less grip. All season tyres begin to harden when the temperature drops below -15°C

The tread compound in all weather tyres contains more natural rubber to minimise the hardening effect, which gives them extra grip in cold, wet and icy conditions. This means that with all weather tyres you will experience significantly shorter stopping distances.

Today’s all weather tyres are just as quiet and comfortable as normal tyres.

 

LOOK AFTER YOUR TYRES AND THEY’LL LOOK AFTER YOU

For peace of mind on your journey, make routine checks on your tyres.

Every 4 weeks check the pressure of your tyres when they are cold.

Check the tread depth of your tyres – the minimum legal Irish tread depth is 1.6mm across the central 3/4 of the tyre, however, we recommend that tyres are replaced before reaching this minimum level.

As your tread depth decreases, your stopping distance in wet weather increases.

Check your tyres for damage. Look out for any cuts, cracks or bulges as these can lead to slow punctures and blow-outs.

Don’t forget to check the tread depth and air pressure of your spare tyre.

 

HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY

When driving in winter it is important to take some extra precautions to make sure that you are safe on the road. In poor conditions good visibility is vital. Always keep the windscreen and windows clear and check your lights are clean and working. Reduce your speed on slippery roads, and avoid harsh braking or acceleration. Increase the gap between you and the vehicle in front. You should also allow up to 10 times the normal stopping distance for braking, especially on motorways.