Tyre check tips offered for spring caravan holidays
Towergate insurance experts stress the importance of checking your tyres before you travel
Monday, 30, Apr 2012 02:39
by Chris Jefferies
With half term fast approaching, families up and down the country will be considering dusting off their tourer for a caravan holiday.
And what with the dreadful weather of the easter period, there's every chance that it could be the first caravan getaway of the year.
With this in mind, CaravanTimes has been talking to the insurance experts at Towergate to get some valuable advice for how to prepare for this first trip after winter.
There are many things to consider, but the state of your caravan's tyres might be the most crucial part of your pre-holiday checks, since they are the only part of the caravan that is in contact with the road.
As Edward Cross from Towergate explained, "You need to maintain the tyres on your caravan in the same way that you do for your car. Some people do allow their caravan tyres to endure a longer life than perhaps they should.
"With caravan tyres, it's important to make sure that they're in good condition, not perished and at the right pressure."
He added that poor tyre maintenance can lead to nasty accidents, such as a puncture or even a blowout while towing, which can lead to damaged wheel arches, as well as shredded tyres.
For more advice from Towergate on how to look after your caravan tyres, read their original article: Giving your caravan tyres a spring health check.