Wednesday 25th February 2009
Be Wiser Insurance

UK motorists may be risking car insurance claims by failing to pay enough attention to their tyres, it has been reported.

According to TyreSafe, this situation is being made worse by the recession.

Research by the group found one in ten vehicle owners are planning to make cutbacks when it comes to replacing tyres this year.

TyreSafe described this as a false economy and highlighted statistics from the National Tyre Distributors Association that showed of the 60,000 vehicles it looked at in January, some 7,000 had at least one tyre that did not reach minimum safety standards.

It claimed this may mean the drivers of approximately 3.6 million cars across the UK have a significantly increased chance of being involved in an accident.

Chairman Rob Beddis said: "Drivers must re-evaluate their priorities and ensure that their tyres remain safe and legal."

In recent weeks, the Volkswagen group joined TyreSafe, making it the first vehicle manufacturer to do so.

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