On icy and snowy roads Winter tyres can reduce your braking distances considerably. Ballymena Tyres on Warden Street in Ballymena fit all sorts of Tyres and now that the Autumn is upon us it is time to consider changing to Winter Tyres. Here are some important facts from Tyresafe.org.

Ballymena Tyres – Time to change to Winter Tyres?

All drivers, irrespective of whether they fit winter weather tyres or not, should carry out regular checks throughout the winter to ensure their tyres are in the best possible condition for maximum safety.

In winter tread depth should be checked to ensure it is well above the legal minimum of 1.6mm across the central 3/4 of the tyre, around its entire circumference. TyreSafe has developed the 20p test for a simple and quick way to test your tyres’ tread depth.

Tyre pressures should be checked at least once a month or before a long journey. Pressures should be checked when the tyres are cold (i.e. travelled less than 2 miles) against the vehicle manufacturers recommended levels.

When checking your tyre pressures, give the rest of the tyre a thorough visual inspection for any signs of damage. Look for any cuts, cracks bulges and remove any embedded objects. (Source)

Comparison of temperature dependent braking distance

Ballymena Tyres - Time to change to Winter Tyres?By fitting winter tyres you can have confidence and the peace of mind that you have improved your safety in wintery conditions. Ballymena Tyres can supply and fit winter tyres to your car, van or 4×4 vehicle. Call 028 2565 2518 or call in at Ballymena Tyres, 2 Warden Street, Ballymena.