Ensuring Tyre Safety Message
Europe’s largest independently owned family run car company Arnold Clark has become the first car dealer group to join TyreSafe. TyreSafe is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and worn tyres. Joining up with TyreSafe will ensure that the tyre safety message will reach more motorists in Scotland and northern England. Arnold Clark have one hundred and nine dealerships north of the border plus thirty six branches in England so there is no doubt that motorists will have a much better access to a range of tyre safety advice and information when buying a new car or having their existing model serviced.
Dougie Smart, Group Tyre Manager, Arnold Clark, said “we’re delighted to join forces with TyreSafe and help to educate and inform our customers about the importance of looking after their tyres, which play a crucial role in a vehicle’s safety. With thousands of customers passing through our doors every week, Arnold Clark is perfectly placed to promote the tyre safety message first-hand to the car buying public. We can’t wait to get started.”
Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe, said “a quick visit to Arnold Clark’s website shows that car safety has always been a high priority, with tyre safety in particular enjoying special importance. Now that it’s joined TyreSafe, more and more customers will have access to a greater variety of tyre safety advice and educational material, which will ensure that the tyre safety message reaches far and wide, helping to reduce the number of tyre related casualties on our roads.”
October is National Tyre Safety Month
Did you know that October is National Tyre Safety Month? This is the month that raises awareness of your responsibility for ensuring your tyres are safe, legal and in a roadworthy state, as the only point of contact with the road surface, your safety depends on it. Failure to comply with the minimum regulations can result in fines of up to £2500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre. This could cost you your license, or even worse, your life.
As TyreSafe’s newest member, Arnold Clark will quickly be championing tyre safety month across its 145 network, including offering free tyre safety checks throughout October. Customers can also benefit from a variety tyre safety advice and material, including how to check tyres for the correct air pressure, from its expert staff. The move builds on the company’s established success in this area after it was named as AM’s tyre retailer of the year and retailer of the year on 2012 and 2013 respectively.