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Check your tyres before push comes to shove!

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SG Tyre Wholesale would like to warn motorists that it’s in the summer months when there are more tyre-related incidents reported.

Department for Transport data shows, on average. July has the most tyre-related incidents, closely followed by August and then June. On average, across all road types in Ireland and the UK, August is the busiest month*, with some of the popular tourist routes through the countryside increasing by 25%.

Being tyre safe before any journey does not need to take long. Start with a visual check, looking at the overall condition of each tyre to see if anything might have penetrated the tread, such as nails or other objects. If any of these objects, cracks or bulges are present, the driver should refer immediately seek professional advice.

The air pressure of each tyre should also be checked using an accurate gauge. Typically, car manufacturers recommend two different tyre pressures, one for light loads and another for when the vehicle is fully. It’s essential that drivers adjust the pressures to accommodate the load they are carrying. These settings can be found in the vehicle handbook, on reputable internet tyre pressure charts such as the one at, and often in the vehicle’s fuel filler cap or door sill.

Such simple checks could save motorists the cost of an average tank of fuel because underinflated tyres wear more quickly and increase fuel consumption.

Finally, drivers should check the tread of their tyres to ensure they are above the legal tread depth minimum of 1.6mm. Ideally an accurate tread depth gauge should be used but if this is not available, a 20p coin can be used as a guide. Insert the 20p into the main sections of the tyre and at various points around the circumference – should you see the outer rim at any point, you need to have the tread depth checked as it may be illegal.

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