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Tyre Safety Month – Importance of tyre maintenance

In Tyre Safety Month, we emphasise the importance of quality tyres for safeguarding your vehicle. Ensuring that your fleet’s tyres are in excellent condition is paramount for the safety of your drivers and others on the road, reducing the risk of accidents and costly downtime.

Why prioritise tyre safety?

Recent government statistics reveal that over 18,000 road accidents in Great Britain last year were caused by snow or ice. Among these, 15,479 car accidents and 927 light goods vehicle accidents were attributed to these adverse weather conditions. A study of 1035 tire segments from major motorways such as M1, M6, M40, M5, and M42 revealed the following:

  • 56% of tire failures were due to road and yard debris penetration.
  • 18% failed due to poor inflation.
  • 8% failed due to inadequate vehicle maintenance.
  • 1% of tire failures were due to manufacturing defects.
  • 1% of tire failures resulted from excessive heat.
  • 16% of tire issues couldn’t be pinpointed to a single problem.

Tyre Safety Checklist:

✅ Regular inspections: scheduled checks can identify issues before they become costly problems.

✅ Proper inflation: maintaining the correct tyre pressure improves fuel efficiency.

✅ Tread depth: sufficient tread ensures grip and handling.

✅ Seasonal adjustments: switching to winter tyres when needed is crucial. Cold weather tires are a simple and cost-effective way to ensure your fleet stays safe and mobile during the winter, not only on snow and ice but as soon as the temperature drops below seven degrees celsius.

With over three decades of industry experience, vGroup International has a proven track record of prioritising safety and compliance with UK, EU and global regulations ensuring you have a partner on the journey. vGroup provides a wide range of tyre maintenance solutions for your fleet and for your customers.

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