Exhaust Tyres Batteries Holds Charity Tyre Safety Event
Exhaust Tyres Batteries (ETB) Group, part of Bridgestone’s First Stop network of tyre dealerships, recently held an event to educate drivers in Kidderminster about the importance of tyre safety whilst at the same time raising money for charity. Staff from the Kidderminster and Stourport branches of ETB and representatives from First Stop were on hand at Sainsbury’s in Kidderminster, carrying out free tyre checks and offering motorists top-tips to help them stay safe, save money and reduce their carbon footprint whilst on the road.
The event saw over 60 cars checked. More than 50 per cent of tyres were found to have faults and local motorists gained valuable information on how to stay safe in the future. The event also raised over £130 for charity. The money was raised on the day by inviting visitors to have their picture taken next to a stunning replica Formula One car. All of the money raised is being donated to Cancer Research UK.
Speaking about the event Paul Nunn, general manager at ETB said, “It is great that, as part of the First Stop network, ETB is able to host events such as this. We think it is really important that we contribute something to the local area whether that is driving home the importance of tyre safety, or raising money for charity.”
Dean Dyoss, retail development executive for First Stop, added, “At First Stop we are really keen to highlight the importance of tyre safety and we were surprised by how many motorists taking advantage of the free tyre checks were driving on tyres which were incorrectly inflated or severely worn. Ideally, drivers should be checking their tyre tread depth and pressure on a weekly basis, as advised by the Highway Code, and this is especially important during autumn and in the run up to winter to ensure that their vehicles are as safe as possible.
“We encourage our dealerships to pass on similar advice and the weekend of events with ETB are a great way to get this message across to local motorists,” he concluded.