Do you know the #stoppingdistance ? | Kwik Fit Collaboration

Note: this is a collaborative post 
With the cold weather really starting to hit it is so important that we give our cars a once over. Not only do you need to make sure your car isn't going to break down and leave you in freezing temperatures, you need to make sure that it is safe when the roads get snowy or icy. Your tyres are one of the most important things that you need to check when winter comes as the weather conditions can really effect your stopping distances.

Tyre giant Kwit Fit and released a really handy video to show you just how much winter can effect your stopping distances. I really would suggest that everyone who drives takes the time to watch this as it really shocked me!

But, it isn't just the weather that can effect your stopping times and distances. The other huge factor is the quality of your tyres. Day to day wear and tear on your tyres can reduce the tyre tread which in turn can reduce their effectiveness and increase the risk of skidding if you needed to break sharply. It is so important that you keep an eye on your tyre tread and make sure that they aren't too worn. It is actually illegal to let your tyre tread drop below a certain point...that is how important it is! I actually saw the other days that one of my friend had their tyres explode when they were driving because they let it get too worn. Luckily she wasn't on a motorway and didn't have her children in the car but it was still a scary experience for her.
The best way to avoid having problems with your tyres this winter is by keeping an eye on the tread and if you think they are worn then heading to a specialist like Kwit Fit. We have our tyres fitted at Kwik Fit which gives me the peace of mind that they have been done properly and are safe. We tend to go online to see all of the different types of tyres available for our car and the website even tells you the next possible date that the tyres are available.

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