Driving Home For Christmas

(Did you read the title and start singing the song? I did!!)

Little men checking tyre treads

Image courtesy of Mister GC at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

It’s that time of year now where everyone is driving to visit friends and family for Christmas. I know I certainly am – today for example, I am on my way to my home town to see my Nain (grandmother) and to take Little Miss to see Santa at Bounce Below.

My Nain is such a worrier and hates it when I drive around with two little ones in the car. To be fair she does have a point, driving is such a dangerous thing that we all take too lightly if truth be told. With that in mind car safety and more specifically tyre safety is something I need to look into.

I’ll hold my hands up and say, I don’t check my tyres regularly and I really really should. In fact I will check them before I get started this morning. The amount of driving I do – approx 50mile round trip daily – I need to take tyre safety way more seriously than I currently do.

As for a tyre brand, I normally go for the middle range option whereas my Mam would go for Michelin tyres every time – she does think she’s a rally driver though so she does need good tyres. Last time we had to get tyres we went to a national tyre centre (who I will not name) but pretty much got ripped off so this time I think I’ll give Point S a try. You order the tyres* via their website, find your nearest centre (I have two close to me – yay!) and book your appointment. Seems pretty simple!

* (I love the fact that if you don’t know your tyre details that you can put in your registration number and it’ll find the right tyre for you! This is the best feature I’ve ever come across because if you asked me what size tyre I needed I wouldn’t have a clue!)

Point S website also has some handy guides on Looking after your tyresRunning in your new tyresHow to check your tyre tread & How to check your tyre pressure – articles I definitely need to read up on!

Whatever you do over the Christmas holidays, check your tyres and be safe on the roads! 

(This was a collaborative post)


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  1. 23rd December 2015 / 6:07 pm

    So important to have good tyres, it’s something I’m always checking as I want my car to be safe whilst I’m driving the boys around 🙂

    Stevie x

  2. 28th December 2015 / 9:38 pm

    I believe it was my tires that caused me to crash recently. I am a bit more paranoid about everything to do with my car now!

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