Tyre safety tips for caravanners
Timely advice from Protyre as caravanners hit the road over the forthcoming holiday period.
A high proportion of the 2 million or so caravan owners, looking forward to warmer summer weather, will be hitting the road over the next few months and Protyre - the UK's leading fastest growing tyre dealer with over 140 centres in England and Wales - is offering a series of tyre safety tips to ensure a trouble free holiday break.
Out of season storage conditions can sometimes have a detrimental effect on motor caravan and trailer caravan tyres, so owners are advised to carry out a series of simple checks to ensure their safety on the road and the safety of their passengers and other road users:
- Carefully examine tyres to ensure that there are no cuts or bulges and that the sidewalls are sound and not affected by ozone cracking
- By law, tyres must have a minimum of 1.6mm of tread, however, Micheldever/Protyre recommends that tyres with less than 2.5mm of tread should be considered for replacement.
- Owners of trailer caravans with tyres that are over 7 years old should have them replaced irrespective of their condition
- Tyre pressures are vital and should be checked and adjusted in accordance with the manufacturer's handbook
Commenting on the importance of tyre safety, Martin Spencer, Caravan Club Technical Manager said. “Tyre condition is important to ensure that your caravan is safe, legal and reliable. Simple checks on these vital components, along with attention to issues like safe loading and sensible speed, help to make sure that you have an enjoyable and trouble free holiday journey”.
Protyre also offer Free Safety Checks to keep you on the road and ensure peace-of-mind. Click on the button below to find out more.
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Heading into the great unknown this break?
Protyre has a wide variety of tyres for motor caravans and trailer caravans at competitive prices and over the summer period the retailer is offering caravan owners a free tyre safety check. Details of centre locations can be found below.Find your nearest Protyre garage for peace-of-mind on your exciting new adventure:
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About the author
Dean is a Regional Director for Protyre who is also responsible for the running of our Protech Academy. The Protech Academy is a centre of excellence where the Protyre team learn the latest mechanical knowledge and skills, gain qualifications and develop their expertise to share with our customers at their local garage. The Academy is also designed to help us stay ahead of the ever changing automotive market by ensuring we have the best skills available to deal with advanced driver assist systems, hybrid/ electric vehicles in addition to all the new technology finding their way into our vehicles. During Dean's career he has worked for some of the biggest names in the fast-fit and mechanical aftermarket and as the man responsible for developing our people and their mechanical skills he is ideally suited to help provide advice in the latest in car technology and ongoing maintenance of your vehicle no matter how new or old it maybe.