Continental produces videos on tyre safety

By CARSIFU | 8 February 2019

LONDON: Continental has teamed up with TV presenter and motoring expert Jonny Smith to produce a series of new videos designed to help drivers keep their tyres in tip-top condition.

The series, initially comprising five films, is launched in February 2019. It offers drivers simple, helpful advice on important areas of basic tyre maintenance.

The aim is to give car owners the expertise to look after their tyres themselves. In turn, this will keep them and other road users safer and help to save them money by reducing tyre wear and fuel consumption.

All videos can be found on ContinentalTyresTV:

The videos cover how to check tyre pressures and tread depth, how to conduct a visual tyre inspection and how to change a wheel.

The films also draw attention to the important issue of tread depth, highlighting Continental’s recommendation that tyres should be replaced when 3mm of tread remains rather than the legal minimum of 1.6mm.

Jonny Smith, presenter of Fifth Gear on Quest and YouTube channel Fully Charged, is passionate about looking after the tyres on his cars.

He said: “Tyres are the only part of your car in direct contact with the road, so it makes sense to ensure they’re in the best possible condition.

“I’m delighted to have been asked to present these films. It only takes a couple of minutes to watch all of them. And the guidance they provide in some cases only takes seconds to follow. I think they offer valuable advice that can help drivers every day. If these videos improve road safety that can only be a good thing. And if they cut the number of people I see stranded at the side of the road with flat tyres, that’s a real bonus.”