Since having Amelia car safety has become more important to us as we aren't just responsible for the car but the tiny passengers in the back seat. We've not been having the best of luck with cars recently, I don't know what it is but for some reason something is always going wrong and the car ends up in the garage or off the road for a long period of time. We recently bought a new car which has been proving us well so far so fingers crossed we won't have any problems with this one. One thing that I am more cautious of now is to make sure everything is filled up and in working order. I'm not usually one to check the tyres, oil or engine coolant regularly and tend to find that they are running low or empty. However I recently took our car to get new tyres as the tread was very low and will be making sure that I get it serviced regularly.
The Michelin Living Total Performance campaign has been looking at the driving habits of 3000 drivers all over Europe to develop their types of tyres to provide us with the best possible options.
Did you know;
- Driving around town slows down wear and tear on tyres. In truth, short journey’s actually cause near double the amount of wear and tear when compared to motorway driving
- The larger and wider your tyres, the more grip you get in the rain. The true story? Narrow tyres dispell water quicker through the tread, and thus are closer to the tarmac
- If you drive slowly and on shorter trips, you are less likely to have an accident. The reality? 60% of accidents happen in Urban areas at less than 30 miles per hour
- Winter tyres can be used all year round with no detriment. The truth? Whilst they can be used all year round, a winter tyre used in dry summer conditions can take 1.5 metres more to stop than a summer tyre at 30mph
You can find out more about this campaign by watching the short video below.