Being a careful driver is obviously very important, to keep yourself and other road users safe.
However carefully you drive, there’s another factor to consider: your car. It has to be maintained in a roadworthy condition at all times, in order to minimise any chance of an accident. But a half of British drivers would ignore any unusual noise that their car was making – which is a sobering figure.
The same goes for the fact that one in 10 of us drives around in a car with a bald tyre (the legal tread depth is 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the tyre, across its complete circumference). This is despite risking a £2,500 fine and three penalty points on your licence. For every tyre. So if all your tyres have a bald patch, you could face a £10,000 fine and automatically lose your licence.
And then there’s checking your car before the start of winter, which is statistically the most dangerous time of year for crashes. That’s only logical really, because apart from all the wind and rain, the puddles, standing water and increased likelihood of potholes forming, there’s snow and icy road surfaces. However, if your car is in tip-top shape before the onslaught of winter weather and hazardous driving conditions, there’s a much better chance that you can keep you and your family safe. A visit to a Suzuki Service Centre will help in this regard – and if you diligently ensure that it stays in shape by caring for it and undertaking all the basic checks on oil, tyres, etc on a regular basis.
If you look after your tyres, your tyres will look after you.
Tyres are among the most important components on your car, those four rings of rubber being the only things connecting your car to the road. Making sure that they're in good condition, at all times is crucial.
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