There is no component in your car that’s as likely to contribute to a crash as your tyres.
Research has told us that on average in 14 deaths each year, tyres were a contributory factor in the crash that killed the people involved.
The reason for this is that tyres simply aren’t on the radar. You never think about them until you need to. And we need to get people to think about them before it gets to that stage. To think about what a worn tyre might cost them. What you might lose contact with when your tyres lose grip with the road.
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