‘Committed to safety’: Halfords latest big player to gain TyreSafe membership
By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 14:00
SAFETY: Halfords join TyreSafe
October’s Tyre Safety Month is to receive a massive boost after Halfords Autocentres became the latest member of not-for-profit organisation TyreSafe.
With more than 290 Autocentres across the UK, the leading garage network will offer car owners free tyre safety checks as part of October’s safety campaign.
Stuart Jackson, Chairman of TyreSafe, said: “It’s fantastic news to welcome Halfords Autocentres to the TyreSafe family and its membership couldn’t be better timed with tyre safety month almost upon us, which is shaping up to be our biggest and best yet.
“Motorists already had plenty of choice for a free tyre health check but with Halfords Autocentres also on board, car owners have every opportunity to make sure that their tyres are safe and legal.”
Central to this year’s tyre safety month is encouraging drivers to check that their tyres are inflated to the correct pressure.
Under-inflated tyres are a safety-risk as they are more likely to suffer from a rapid failure.
They are also less economical, as their life is reduced due to increased tyre wear, and they result in higher fuel bills because of increased rolling resistance.
Rory Carlin, Marketing Director of Halfords Autocentres, said: “Vehicle safety has always been a driving ethos for our business and is achieved by providing access to expert technicians, trained to the highest industry standards, at an affordable price.
“That same commitment to safety applies to tyres, which is a growing part of our core business, so the decision to join TyreSafe was a natural extension for us.
“We are therefore delighted to be involved with tyre safety month and offering all car owners a free tyre health check at any Autocentre in the UK.”
A list of all the tyre retailers offering free tyre health checks during October can be found by visiting www.tyresafe.org.