Despite being two of the most crucial components of any car, tyres and brakes are frequently overlooked by drivers when it comes to regular maintenance.
Each year, around a third of tested vehicles fail their MOT, with faulty braking systems and poor tyre conditions together accounting for around 1.5 million fails*. However, there are many warning signs that indicate your brakes or tyres should be replaced and being aware of these means you can spot any issues before your MOT tester does.
Here at Westcars of Tiverton, we want to help keep drivers in the know and safe on the roads, so we have put together some useful tips to ensure you can spot anything potentially hazardous with your tyres or brakes.
Given they are the only part of your vehicle that actually connects you with the open road, it’s no surprise that tyres can sometimes become a bit worse for wear. Here are some signs that should alert you when it’s time to get your tyres checked:
No part of your car works harder to keep you and others safe on the road than your brakes. Here are some signs that your brakes may need to be replaced:
GET YOUR CAR BACK TO ITS BEST!
We are doing our bit to ensure drivers are safe on the road with the launch of two new Vauxhall services that will ensure your brakes and tyres get you from A to B without any problems.
Following the continued success of its All Makes check-up campaign, Vauxhall has introduced a new Tyres Online section to its website. The new offering is open to all drivers regardless of their vehicle make or model, and drivers can search, select, purchase and arrange tyre fittings right here at Westcars of Tiverton, via the Vauxhall website: https://vauxhall.dealertyres.co.uk/.
For more information, contact the team here.