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Continental urges drivers to watch their way to safer tires

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German tire manufacturer, Continental, has teamed up with TV presenter and motoring expert Jonny Smith to produce a series of new videos designed to help drivers keep their tires in up to date condition. The series, initially comprising five films, offers simple, helpful advice on important areas of basic tire maintenance.

The aim of the collaboration is to give car owners the expertise to look after their tires themselves. In turn, this will keep them and other road users safer and help to save them money by reducing tire wear and fuel consumption.

The videos can be found on Continental Tires TV and the tire manufacturer’s official YouTube channel. It covers how to check tire pressures and tread depth, how to conduct a visual tire inspection and how to change a wheel. The films also draw attention to the important issue of tread depth, highlighting Continental’s recommendation that tires should be replaced when 3mm of tread remains rather than the legal minimum of 1.6mm.

Jonny Smith, presenter of Fifth Gear on Quest and YouTube channel Fully Charged, commented, “Tires are the only part of your car in direct contact with the road, so it makes sense to ensure they’re in the best possible condition. The guidance they provide in some cases only takes seconds to follow. I think they offer valuable advice that can help drivers every day. If these videos improve road safety that can only be a good thing. And if they cut the number of people I see stranded at the side of the road with flat tires, that’s a real bonus.”

The importance of tire pressure

There are many safety benefits to running the correct tire pressure on your car. Research by leading tire safety charity Tire Safe, shows incorrectly inflated tires can result in reduced vehicle control, faster rate of wear and increased fuel costs.

Moreover in 2016/17, almost 10% of accidents were due to tire related issues, including finding tires in poor condition. The video series recommends regularly examining your tires to check for any noticeable bulges, tears or cuts. A visual inspection before setting off on a journey could make all the difference. In one of the new films, Jonny explains how to do this.

Mark Griffiths, safety expert at Continental Tires, explained, “Drivers play the most important role in tire maintenance. Before setting off, we advise drivers to spend time inspecting their car and its tires; it only takes a few minutes. If you want to find out more about how to do this properly, these helpful videos provide the basic knowledge needed to ensure your tires are safe and roadworthy.

All videos can be found on ContinentalTiresTV: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuriT5De0_5D-ThYWsifgVoLqa9VE73TP

You should spend more time maintaining your car!

Maintenance of your car is one of the most important aspects of owning a car. When you keep your car in good working condition, you can ensure that you do not have to pay for costly repairs or experience unexpected breakdowns in the middle of the road. By having a proper maintenance plan, you can fully enjoy your car owning experience. Here are some of the top benefits you can enjoy by giving your car the best care possible.


– By getting the different parts of your vehicle at predetermined intervals, you can ensure that all of your cars parts are in good condition and there is no need for unexpected repair or replacement needed. You end up spending less on unexpected repairs over the long run and preventative maintenance will help you save a lot of money.
– It has been proven that scheduled maintenance increases the performance of your car and enhances the gas mileage of your car. It helps you keep your vehicle expenses down and is also highly advantageous during times of high gas prices.
– Many car owners delay the maintenance of their car until they absolutely have too. This eventually leads to further damage to their car and would require them to invest heavily into the repair work. By maintaining your car properly, and at the correct intervals, you can extend the life of your vehicle to a great extent.
In case you experience even the smallest problem with your car, do not hesitate to bring it to us for a thorough check up. More often than not, your small symptoms could be a sign of a much bigger problem. We have experienced technicians that are trained and licensed to provide you with the best service possible.

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