Tyre Safety Month gets national backing

01 October 2010 #SMMT News

Tyre Safety Month launched today with national backing from Motor Codes and its nationwide network of 6,500 garages. The motor industry consumer champion is encouraging its service and repair centres to advise customers of key tyre safety issues and to offer free tyre safety checks.

“Motor Codes offers peace of mind for motorists at reputable service and repair centres that have committed to the Industry Code of Practice, so highlighting tyre safety fits perfectly with our key criteria of raising standards for motorists,” said director, Chris Mason. “Tyre safety checks, free advice and the reassurance of government-backing is sure to be popular with motorists and it is perfect timing as the dangerous, wetter, months begin.”

Department for Transport figures show that 2.3 million vehicles failed MOT tests in 2009/10 due to poor tyre condition. With over 145 million tyres in use on vehicles across the UK, Motor Codes garages could help motorists to make significant savings, in addition to enhancing their safety.

To keep its customers safe, Motor Codes is promoting these ‘top tips for tyres’:

Motor Codes top tips for tyres:

  • Check tyre pressure and tread monthly.
  • Remember to check the pressure and condition of the spare tyre.
  • Examine all tyres for uneven wear.
  • Make sure the tyre speed rating is suitable for the vehicle.
  • If in doubt visit a Motor Codes tyre specialist for advice.

To find a reputable garage that will be able to provide advice, guidance and tyre checks visit . If you’d like to find a Code-subscribed tyre fitter, you can use the ‘Tyres’ tick-box on the Code’s online Garage Finder tool.

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