Free tyre checks for caravans in preparation for Easter

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CARAVAN owners going on holiday during the Easter break are being offered a free check for their vehicles’ tyres.

Fareham Protyre, in Russell Place, Fareham, is inviting people to visit the centre for a complimentary tyre safety check for caravans and trailer tents.

Paul Wright, branch manager, said: ‘During the Easter period a high proportion of caravan owners will take to the roads for the first time this year. Many owners will not carry out basic safety checks to ensure a trouble-free break.

‘Winter storage conditions can sometimes have a detrimental effect on caravan and trailer tent tyres.

‘We are asking people to examine tyres to ensure that there are no cuts, lumps or bulges and that the sidewalls are not affected by cracking or distortion through being left standing for an extended period.

‘Tyres must also have a minimum of 1.6mm of tread, although we recommend that tyres with less than 2.5mm of tread should be considered for replacement.’