Free car service checks for students
A retailer and wholesaler in tyres - Micheldever/Protyre - is offering students a free five-point safety check at any of its 63 outlets throughout the UK.
The check will include wipers, brakes, tyres, lights and under-bonnet fluids that are all essential to road safety.
Micheldever/Protyre is emphasising that students should not cut back on the cost of servicing or replacing tyres or brakes. For safety purposes, the last two are imperative, it suggests.
The importance of safe tyres cannot be emphasised enough although sometimes their measurements can drop below the legal minimum of 1.6mm due to neglect.
Simon Hiorns, Micheldever retail director, said: "Our retail centres can offer help and advice to students to select the right tyre for their car and driving conditions to be undertaken by each student.
"We would also advise that students avoid part-worn tyres, (as) our research has shown that many are illegal and potentially dangerous."
published: 05/09/2012 17:00:00