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As a nation we spend a lot of time on the roads. The average driver travels more than 6500 miles a year. If you commute this figure is a lot higher. So you can understand that the need to drive safely and have a roadworthy car is extremely important.
The main thing you need to be aware of is that taking your car to have an MOT test which ensures the car is safe and roadworthy is a priority. You can book your MOT test in London at Iverson tyres.
I’ve come up with a car checklist on how to keep you and your car safe.
Drive Safely Checklist:
- MOT Test – Required by law when the car is over 3 years old.
- Avoid Distractions – While driving don’t have anything around you that can easily cause a distraction. This could be things such as mobile phones that are not hands free. In fact using a hand held mobile phone while driving means you’ll get an automatic fixed penalty notice – three penalty points and a fine of £60. If your case goes to court, you may face disqualification and a bigger fine. Other distractions can be simply eating or drinking, chatting to a passenger, shouting at the kids or playing around with sat nav or radio.
- Wear Seat Belts – This goes without saying really, but there are drivers out their that don’t put them on and they are putting their lives at risk.
- Tyre Condition – Always check your tyres. For wear and tare and inflation. Legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm over three quarters of the tyre.
- Wheel Alignment – With many roads littered with potholes and speed bumps, it’s easy for your cars tracking to be off. This can cause your car to pull over to the left or right and your driving will not be straight, plus it causes uneven wear to your tyres. Regular checks at your local garage will prevent this.
- Car Servicing – Having your car regularly serviced will ensure your car is maintained and avoiding costly repairs. It will help to keep your car roadworthy and safe for everyone.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have found this post useful.
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