Tyre Safety

Tyre Safety

Your Tyre is the only part of a vehicle in contact with the road surface, tyres play a critical role in road safety. Acceleration, braking, steering and cornering all rely on the tyres’ relatively small contact area with the road surface, so condition & maintenance is essential.

Each year in the UK, more than 1200 road casualties are caused by an accident where illegal defective or under-inflated tyres are a contributory factor.

Checking Tyre Pressures

  • Tyre pressures for your vehicle will be found in the vehicle handbook or a sticker mounted on the vehicle behind the petrol filler cap or on the drivers door pillar etc.
  • Always check pressures when the tyres are cold, never adjust tyre pressures during or immediately following a journey.
  • Check tyre pressures every two weeks and adjust when necessary. Always refit the valve cap.
  • Low tyre pressures reduce the tyre’s performance and increase fuel consumption. We advise to obtain a reliable pressure gauge which can be purchased at most motorist centres.

Free tyre inspection

Unsure on the condition of your tyres? Then call into fast fit tyres to have them checked. Here we can check the tyre pressures and top up where required even if your using nitrogen. A colleague will check your tyres for obvious external defects, uneven wear & Tread depth.