WATCH | 5 important tyre-checking tips


Thousands of motorists will head onto the roads for holiday trips later this month.

It's important to do a thorough check of your car before embarking on a journey. 

We look at several tips to make sure tyres are maintained in a good condition. 

It's that time of the year when many people venture on the road to holiday destinations or head back to their hometowns for a well deserved break. 

What many motorists perhaps do not as pay as much attention to are their tyres. Those four pieces of rubber are the only contact patch the vehicle has, and therefore it's imperative to make sure they are in good condition before heading on the road. 

Tyres in good condition are not only critical from a safety point of view, but well maintained tyres can also help improve fuel economy. 

Motorists need to do regular checks on their tyres to make sure the tread hasn't worn down considerably. Check out these nifty tips on how to check your tyres before heading on your holiday drive. 

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