Local Ballymena family business Ballymena Tyres encourage all road users to be safe and responsible when it comes to tyre pressure. Tyresafe.org have this video to encourage drivers to check their tyre pressure each month.

The video really made us laugh but Ballymena Tyres know that tyre safety is not to be taken lightly. Tread magazine reports:

Motorists are being encouraged to increase the frequency of their tyre pressure checks in a bid to identify and prevent potentially dangerous tyre failures resulting from pothole-damaged wheel rims.

The advice has been issued by TyreSafe following feedback from its tyre retail members that there has been a significant increase in the number of customers who believe that one of their tyres has a slow puncture. However, upon subsequent investigation, many instances of pressure loss are found to be as a result of air escaping from cracked wheel rims that have been damaged by driving over potholes.

When tyres are run below their recommended pressures, they can overheat which can eventually lead to a rapid deflation, endangering the safety of the driver, their passengers and other road users. Furthermore, driving on under-inflated tyres leads to increased tyre wear and higher fuel bills adding unnecessary expense to your motoring costs.

If you are worried about damage which has been done to you tyres due to wear and tear or hitting potholes then call in with local business Ballymena Tyres on Warden Street in Ballymena.