As a parent keeping my kids safe and well is THE most important thing and so as part of that I keep an eye on my car tyres and deal with possible tyre safety issues promptly.
Driving with kids
Okay I’m not claiming to be a tyre expert here but it’s super important to me to be safe whilst driving, especially if I’m driving with the kids in the car. Tyre safety is something I do keep an eye on and I’m the first to seek professional help from the garage as soon as I see a potential tyre issue.
With summer coming up I spend a whole lot more time driving with the kids – we do epic day trips up to Scotland where terrain can be really varied going from cities to mountains in literally minutes and so having the right tyres and safe tyres is vital.
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I want to be safe and I want my kids to be safe and I know that bad tyres with faults like balding, poor tyre tread depth, bulges and incorrect tyre pressure can cause accidents.
A few tyre safety checks I do check regularly are…
- Checking tyre tread – this guide from the RAC is super handy and shows a quick and easy way to check tread depth.
- Checking tyre wear pattern – uneven wear can mean there’s an issue with the car alignment that needs checking with a garage.
- Check tyres for bulges – Green Flag show how to do this and where to look, bulging tyres can cause a blow out so it’s vital to check.
- Checking tyre pressure – grab the RAC guide for checking this – I do this at the local petrol station.
Driving on unsafe tyres is not only an accident waiting to happen but it can also land you with a huge fine of up to £2500 per tyre as well as penalty points on your licence and possibly mean invalidating your car insurance should you be in an accident with unsafe tyres.
It’s totally not worth risking – as a parent keeping a check on the car tyres is a must!
Disclaimer – This is just my experience of tyre safety – always seek professional advice when maintaining car safety