February 28, 2019
February 27, 2017

Stats confirm car owners blasé about safety checks

Less than half of motorists check their tyres even once a month…

Stats confirm car owners blasé about safety checks

It will probably come as no surprise but car owners have again been found to be often less than enthusiastic about checking over their cars.

A study commission by the Kwik Fit auto servicing chain in the UK found safety checks are rare among car owners with less than half of motorists (44%) going to the trouble of checking their cars tyre pressures at least once a month.

13% of car owners check the air pressures every two months.

The study also finding that more than one in thirteen drivers (8%) admit to never checking their tyres are inflated correctly.

One in eight (12%) never check their tyre tread depth, and a third (36%) of drivers said they never check the pressure in their spare tyre.

Kwik Fit’s Roger Griggs says simple checks won’t take you more than a couple of minutes.

“Prevention is always better, and cheaper, than cure,”

Not sure how to check your tyres? Check out this video…

And here’s some tips on what to carry in an in-car emergency kit.

About Kate Richards 1226 Articles
Kate has always had an interest in writing and cars and now as a key member of the Behind the Wheel website team she gets to spend her days consumed by both. Aside from being a contributor and an editor at Behind the Wheel, Kate enjoys driving her Lancer EVO and walking her beloved dog, Max!

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