TyreSafe has launched a new mobile phone app to provide motorists with “practical tyre safety tips and advice while on the go”.
The Tyre Safety Companion, which is available free on the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores, gives practical advice and reminders regarding tyre safety and maintenance issues such as what to do at the roadside in the event of a puncture, and how to check tyre pressures.
The Tyre Safety Companion is part of TyreSafe’s ongoing efforts to reduce the number of tyre related casualties which occur on the UK’s roads. TyreSafe says that in 2013, nearly 1,000 road casualties were caused as a result of driving on illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres. And in a recent survey carried out by TyreSafe, 19% of respondents admitted that they had never checked their tyre tread depth.
Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, said: "Our new app ensures drivers can easily access a wealth of tyre related information.
"Answers to some of the most common questions we’re asked by drivers are now available within this app. Furthermore, we’ll send you timely reminders designed to help prolong the life of your tyres and maximise your safety on the road."