Is your vehicle winter ready

Over the last couple of weeks, we seem to have had a real mix of weather. Many of us have experienced a mini heatwave for a few days where the temperatures have reached above 28 degrees and then the temperatures have dropped to the high teens and bought a lot of rain with it. This type of weather can make for hazardous driving conditions as if we have spells of hot and dry weather for a long time then have heavy rain it often means that there will be a lot of ground water about as the earth cannot absorb the water as quickly.

It is important to ensure that your vehicle is ready for the in autumn and winter months ahead. You need to check your tyres very carefully and make sure that they have plenty of tread left on them. The legal limit is 1.6mm but most garages advise that you change them when they get to around 3mm as this is when breaking distances can start to be seriously affected. Its not only the wear you need to check for but also for damage or uneven wear. The outside of the tyre may look find like it is ok but you need to turn the wheel outwards and have a look at the inside of the tyre as this may have worn unevenly.