Tyres are taken for granted by millions of motorists. One-third of men, and two-thirds of women, rely on garages for tyre advice
Research by the AA has revealed the alarming risks motorists are taking: two thirds of female drivers (65%), and one third of male (36%), put their lives at risk by running worn tyres – because they rely mainly on garages for information on when to change them.
The revelation was announced as its professional mobile tyre fitting service AA Tyres launched in April 2015. It covers most of England with distinctively liveried AA vans which are equipped to change tyres, repair punctures, or provide wheel balancing at a location of a customer’s choosing – whether that's at home or at work.
The research further highlights how many motorists take tyres for granted, courting danger as they fail to check tyre pressures and tread depth.
AA Tyres’ director David Bruce confirms that millions of drivers ignore these safety issues: “Tyres aren’t ‘optional extras’ – the four small patches of rubber, each the size of your hand, are the only parts of the car that touch the road. If they’re worn, poorly inflated, or damaged, then you really are dicing with death.”
AA Tyres’ cutting-edge mobile tyre fitting service allows customers to order replacements online, so they can retain complete control of their vehicle, and removes the stress of finding time for replacements.
Mr. Bruce said of the advantages: "AA Tyres brings the depot to the driver at a place of their choosing. It cuts an hour or more to just a few minutes. Customers place their order with AA Tyres online, arranging a time and place for the work to be carried out. Payment is taken securely online at the time of booking using the very latest SSL encryption – it’s that easy."
You can also check tyre availability; if your district isn't covered, you can claim discounts at Autocare and National Tyres.
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AA Tyres is a joint business venture with the award-winning Event Tyres, pioneers in the mobile tyre fitting industry since 2003. Awarded an Auto Express award in 2013, they hold a five-star rating on Trust Pilot.
(28 September 2015)