AN ALCESTER tyre specialist is urging parents to get up to speed with safety checks as the school run descends once again.
The advice from Protyre’s Eclipse Tyre Services comes following national research which revealed an apparent lax attitude to safety – particularly when it comes to tyres.
“Parents admit that in order to save money, they have avoided servicing the car in line with the manufacturer’s recommended time-frame,” said Keith Roberts, manager of Protyre’s Eclipse Tyre Services on Arden Road.
“We understand that parents face high costs for things like new school uniforms, but it’s nothing compared to the cost of fines or the potentially life-threatening risk of being involved in a collision caused by ineffective tyres or brakes.”
Keith added staff at the Arden Road site are happy to check tyres for free and without any obligation.