Sunday 10 March 2019


-Collaborative Post
We all worry about the bad weather and driving don’t we? . We have had horrible weather the last few months, rain, storms and even snow!. We have had it all.

Now the weather seems to be brightening up a little bit and the sun has made an appearance, now is the time to check over your car and make sure it is road safety.

Tyres are a big important part of your vehicle and making sure they are up to standards is extremely important.They have been through the works with the bad weather and by looking st them you wouldn’t think they are in need of some tlc.

Checking your tyres over doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds , and by no means am I a mechanic or no where near one , but I am confident enough to check if my tyres are road worthy and I thought I would share with you some of the things we do to ensure our car is safe to drive .


Wear on your tyres is obviously normal. They are used daily , but irregular tyre wear can leave you with having to change your tyres sooner than you think.Things like aggressive turning, scuffing tyres on a kerb repeatedly or going up the pavements fast can have an impact on your tyres. Be sure to keep these habits in mind in order to keep your tyres road safe and road worthy.


This is the most sinpliest thing to do and can be done at any garage. It only takes a few pennies to check over all your tyres and make sure they all have the right amount of pressure in each. You would be surprised at guessing your tyres are ‘fine’, when in fact they are on the verge of being empty!.


Checking the tyre’s tread is really simple to do, and we’ve been doing it for years. You can check them over with a 20p coin, and it takes literally a minute!. Place a 20p coin into the main tread grove of your tyre. If the outer edge of the 20p coin obscured when it is inserted then your tread is abound the legal limit. We keep a 20p coin in the side of the door so we always have one spare - although the kiddies do try and pinch it , cheeky sods :)

If you are on the look out for some tyres in Stirling then Fife Autocentre is the one stop shop for all your car related services. Visit them today and they will be able to assist you with your enquiries.

I’d love to hear about your tips and tricks when it comes to checking your tyres and how you keep on top of maintaining your car.

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