Subscription vehicle drivers still need to check their tyres, says Wagonex
Vehicle subscription specialist Wagonex is writing to all its subscribers – even those on the shortest one-month arrangements – to urge them to check their tyres regularly. The move is part of Wagonex’s support of TyreSafe’s annual Tyre Safety Month, which this year stresses the importance of regular inspections.
TyreSafe’s research shows that a frightening one-in-five drivers have never checked the tread on their tyres, a number which rises to one-in-three among young drivers. However, performing regular checks – looking at tread depth, general condition and tyre pressure – can reduce the risks of an accident and help drivers reduce fuel consumption and running costs.
Don’t overlook regular checks
Toby Kernon, Wagonex founder and chief executive officer, decided to back this year’s TyreSafe campaign to ensure the all-inclusive convenience of vehicle subscription does not lead customers to overlook regular checks.
“One of the great advantages of vehicle subscription is that everything, from maintenance and insurance to replacement parts and tyres, comes as part of one fixed monthly fee,” says Kernon. “Our customers love the fact that if anything ever goes wrong with their car then it will just be sorted and they never have to worry about any unexpected costs or hassle. However, this convenience and peace of mind does not eliminate the need for regular safety checks. Tyres are the one and only bit of a vehicle that make contact with the ground and making sure they’re properly looked after is crucial for safety and performance”
“TyreSafe has contributed to the reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads by more than 50 per cent,” adds TyreSafe chair Stuart Jackson. “But still over 1,000 people are killed or seriously injured every year as the result of poorly maintained and defective tyres. And that number is grossly underestimated when you considered the number of people affected, like family members and friends. Just one incident like this is too many and so we are delighted that companies like Wagonex are stepping up and carrying the message to their customers.”