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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

Many thanks to the team at Ostles for the excellent service after I had a puncture last weekend - they pulled out all the stops to get the puncture repaired & get me back on the road quickly, can't praise them highly enough - Top Class customer service, as always, Fiona

Fiona Watt - February 2018

Absolutely first class service from Angela at the front desk area, and excellent service from the team at Ostles (Scotland) Ltd in Galashiels. Without doubt in my experience, the best tyre fitter and supplier in the Scottish Borders! The team are hospitable, caring, enthusiastic in assisting and advising, and very quick, but professional, in the turn around process. When I asked if I may possibly need wheel alignment, the chap who fitted the tyre even took the time out to check on a very impressive computer, and advised me with a clear look and thorough explanation on his screen, that at this stage I do not need to align them as the wheels were fairly well balanced, but to pop in every few months and they would be more than happy to look at it all again, and check the tyres at the same time. Personally, this really is the best by far, and I would not consider going anywhere elso for tyres or alignment in the future. Five stars to Ostles (and Angela).

Norman Simpson - February 2018

Again went to Ostle Tyres and recieved excellent service without having to wait long.

Bobby Clyne School of Motoring - February 2018

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Duns, Earlston, Edinburgh, Galashiels, Hawick, Innerleithen, Jedburgh, Kelso, Lauder and Scottish Borders Area., Melrose, Peebles, Selkirk, Walkerburn

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