When using tyre cleaners, Brits should check the state of their rubber, as new research has revealed that many motorists are driving on unsafe tyres.
A study by HiQ found that 42 per cent of car users are making journeys on rubber that is dangerously worn, with Birmingham residents, people from the north-east and Cheshire the most likely to do this.
Farrell Dolan, retail development manager at HiQ, said the results show that motorists are still not getting the message when it comes to tyre maintenance, despite several campaigns over the years pointing out the need to be vigilant.
"To say we were shocked by our audit results is an understatement. We were staggered that thousands of motorists are sitting on an automotive time bomb," he added.
The Institute of Advanced Motorists recently encouraged drivers to take steps to prepare their vehicles for winter, with special tyres adapted for use in the snow one of the options on the table.
Posted by Simone Williams