19 May 2016

Keep Your Newborn Safe With Safer Car Tyres

There are so many safety systems available in modern cars that you may not have thought about one of the most basic ones of all – the car's tyres. Along with baby seat fixing mechanisms, side impact protection systems, window blinds, automatic braking systems and fire retardant materials all available for today's cars, tyres are just as important for the safety of a newborn – indeed everyone who is a passenger in your car. Let's look at how safer tyres help to keep babies and children protected. 

Whether you are travelling home from hospital or taking your baby out for the first time from home in your car, tyres which have a good level of tread on them are indispensable. Tyres that are street legal, but which have worn down somewhat, will simply not grip the road as well, particularly in wet weather conditions.

Remember to check all of your tyres' rims – not just one section that you can see – in order to fully ascertain how worn they are. If you are in doubt, get a professional opinion from a reliable tyre dealer; Point S tyres in Yorkshire offer all tyre related services and the best part is that they can be booked online without any payment!


Keep your tyres fully inflated. Before making that all important first journey with a newborn, it is essential to check on the inflation level of your tyres. Under inflated tyres are not always immediately obvious with a visual inspection so take your car to the garage and use the air pump to check the pressure of each. With tyres that are even a little under the manufacturer's recommended level of pressure, they do not respond as well. This means that if you need to swerve at late notice to avoid road debris, then you could lose control. 

In winter, new babies' journeys can be hampered by snow and ice. Even if there is nothing on the road, lower temperatures alone can mean that your tyres perform differently. Consider fitting your car with so-called winter tyres. These offer additional grip in icy conditions which can make the difference between being able to head out on the road at all. In addition, they have a special compound in their rubber which means that they provide greater traction in sub zero temperatures. 

When driving home with a newborn baby in the car, keep your distance from the vehicle in front. That way, if you need to brake to avoid stopping and starting traffic, you can do so without putting your brakes or tyres under pressure, making for a safer and more relaxed first car trip.

11 comments:

  1. Always got to be careful, we've had to change our two seats twice for being recalled x

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  2. great tips, my husband is waiting to sit his test

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  3. Great advice. We have just got all new tyres and shamefully we should of done it sooner.

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  4. Reminders are always useful, especially when it comes to the safety of our children.

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  5. We spent almost £900 changing all of our tyres and brakes before our little boy was born in August. Eye watering but absolutely worth it.

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  6. You know we are so busy and tired these days we do need reminding

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  7. Got tips am still just learning can't wait

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  8. Got tips am still just learning can't wait

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