The Importance of Tyre Safety Month​

This October is Tyre Safety Month and we are here to help you recognise the importance of maintaining safe tyres. With the rate of tyre damage increasing the more damaged a tyre is, it's good to keep on top of tyre maintenance and with a financial penalty up to £2,500 and 3 points per tyre, it's simply not worth the risk. The ROSPA (Royal Society for the prevention of accidents) recommend that tyres are changed at 3mm to minimise the risk of accidents and maintain optimum vehicle performance. Vantage Motor Group is here to help you take care of your tyres and make sure you're safe on the road.

As the nights get darker and colder, the road conditions will become more dangerous so stopping distance will increase, giving you less time to react in an emergency. It's crucial to keep your tyres in a safe condition to make sure you're in the best position in case of an emergency

Below is a guide on how the wear on your tyres will affect your stopping distance:

Tyre depth - % Worn – Impact on stopping distance in wet conditions

Tyre Depth % Worn Impact on stopping distance in wet conditions
5mm 47% 7% Increase
4mm 63% 11% Increase
3mm 78% 20% Increase
2mm 94% 40% Increase
1.6mm 100% 78% Increase

There's financial costs to not maintaining safe tyres with fuel economy can be reduced 5% due to underinflated tyres, giving you less miles per gallon and your insurance could be invalidated if you were found to be driving an illegal tyre. Our team is on hand to help you take care of your tyres and provide that peace of mind on the roads.

You can find out more about the importance of safe tyres here: