Large numbers of car insurance holders 'aren't making vital checks'

Thursday, 03 March 2011

A large number of car insurance policyholders are failing to carry out vital checks on their vehicle, new research has revealed.

Nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of motor insurance holders admit they have never checked the oil in their vehicle, while 18 per cent have never looked at their spare tyre, research from mytyres.co.uk found.

Some 12 per cent admitted to never checking the depth of their tyres, 11 per cent said they hadn't checked their lights and seven per cent said they had never looked at their tyre air pressures.

A spokesperson for mytyres.co.uk said: "Checks such as tyre depth and inflation pressures are imperative for our own safety and that of other road users."

He added there is the potential of a fine of up to £2,500 and three points on your driving licence if you fail to adhere to the legal tyre tread depth.

Recently, a poll by Motorpoint revealed that nearly half of all car insurance holders in the UK would like winter tyres to be made mandatory.

Posted by Claire Carter

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