Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Don’t get deflated on holiday
Published 21/07/14



Thousands of British holidaymakers could be risking hours of motorway misery this summer by failing to check their tyre pressures before setting off, writes Standard motoring correspondent Nigel Wigmore.

However, by simply checking their tyre pressures prior to travelling, drivers can significantly reduce their risk of suffering a tyre related breakdown.

The latest advice has been issued by TyreSafe, who estimate that some nine million cars in the UK are being driven with seriously or severely under-inflated tyres which can be a major cause of tyre failures, particularly in hot weather or when vehicles are heavily laden.

“While many of us will be taking to the roads soon for our summer holidays, it’s important to remember that one very simple check beforehand can prevent many miserable incidents,” comments Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe.


“Making sure that your car’s tyres are inflated to the correct pressures before you travel is a very simple task which only takes a few moments but could prove to be the most important and rewarding time you spend this summer.” Figures released from the Highways Agency reflect the scale of the potential problem with more than 8,700 tyre related incidents occurring on its network between July and September last year.

Meanwhile, the AA reported that it received some 350,000 breakdown call outs for tyre related issues in 2013, its second most common reason for a breakdown call.

When a tyre is under-inflated, the weight of the vehicle is concentrated on the tyre’s outer edges causing it to overheat and be at a much greater risk of rapid deflation.

Published 21/07/14

MOST POPULAR
John Taylor of Duran Duran supports Henley charity
Lawyer jailed for tax fraud
Martin Clunes films new series in Nettlebed
£12,000 worth of stock stolen in burglary
Duke Street roadworks could take a fortnight
High winds cause road closures
Christmas shopping? Think Local!
Supermarket applies to take 24 hour deliveries
LATEST LIFESTYLE HEADLINES
Sheer driveability sets Peugeot apart
Plan a perfect party with canapés
Turn over a new leaf with petrol blower
Carpets available in a rainbow of colours to suit all budgets
Designer has recipe to create top kitchens
Students benefit from extracurricular fun
Win a Waitrose hamper filled with treats worth £100
Festive frocks and accessories
Take a jolly cruise with Santa
Timber windows can easily be renovated
Refurbish your home from top to bottom with decor specialists
New menu is crème de la crème
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Campaigners demand resignations as roadworks continue
'Wilful neglect' arrests at care home
Good news! Roadworks completed early
Henley is a 'gold waiting to happen'
Christmas shopping? Think Local!
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717