Protect yourself and your family with a DIY tyre safety check these holidays.
Unpredictable weather and increased traffic volumes make a long weekend a highly dangerous time on Australian roads.
Standing water, rapidly changing conditions, high speeds, driver fatigue and frantic holiday traffic can make your getaway a dangerous proposition.
Tyres are where car meets road. They connect driver and destination. A simple tyre safety check can dramatically reduce risks, save drivers money and potentially be the difference between a pleasant journey and a dangerous accident.
Checking your tyres takes just five minutes, and can be done at home or while filling up at the petrol station before heading away.
Follow these easy steps.
1. Check tread wear, making sure to turn the steering wheel to view the inside edge and check the tread wear indicator.
2. Do a visual inspection of each tyre for damage to the sidewall or tread. Look for bulges or punctures.
3. Check inflation pressure of each tyre - including the spare - matches figures on the placard.