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TyreSafe - Tyre Safety Month

While the need to carry out regular tyre checks may seem obvious an alarming number of Britain’s motorists are replacing their tyres only when they have already become illegal and dangerous. If they carried out #TyreChecks, this avoidable safety issue could be rectified.

  • Potentially over 10 million illegal and dangerous tyres could be on Britain's roads in 2016
  • Tread depth has a decisive influence on the way your vehicle accelerates, brakes and corners
  • Safe tyres with legal tread depth will reduce the risks to you, your passengers and all road users
  • Driving on tyres with illegal tread depth not only reduces your safety on the road but also risks a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre

Facts & figures

TyreSafe's survey found that more than 27% of people replaced their tyres when they were already illegal, that could mean over 10 million illegal and dangerous tyres on Britain's roads in 2016.

  • The total number of casualties resulting from tyre-related incidents over last five reported years* is 5,677 of which 989 people were killed or seriously injured, annually averaging 1135 and 198 respectively
  • Where casualties arise from an accident caused by a vehicle defect, tyres are the single largest contributory factor over the last five reported years*, accounting for 36% of the total
  • The estimated cost of tyre-related incidents to the economy over the last five reported years* is £416 million, averaging £83.2 million annually
  • Annually, 2.2 million cars fail the MoT due to tyre-related defects**
  • TyreSafe's survey in partnership with Highways England revealed potentially up to 10 million, or more than one-in-four cars and vans on Britain's roads, was driven with an illegal and dangerous tyre in 2016***

*DfT five years to 2014
**DVSA 2012 to 2014
***Phase one and two of the TyreSafe survey in partnership with Highways England

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What our customers think

Yet again brilliant service - help with choosing exactly the right tyre that I needed, ended up with grabbers - brilliant grip in the snow, tested days after fitting in some of deepest snow that seen in Borders for years, the Suzuki just went anywhere and never slipped. Its brilliant on road as well no real road noise and getting all the wheels balanced and tracked means its like driving a new car - so smooth, well worth getting done. Have had all cars done here - brilliant friendly and professional service from a local firm.

julian - March 2018

Excellent service, as always. Wouldn't go anywhere else!

T Morgan - March 2018

I required tyres quickly due to damaging one because of hitting a pothole. Angela sourced both like for like replacements but time scale was too long for delivery. She then quickly tracked down other make replacements which were fitted within 24hours. Great service and local ( to me at least ). Cannot be faulted. Thanks to all at Ostles Galashiels.

Graeme Brown - March 2018

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