Village Car Care 81-83 BECKENHAM HIGH STREET, BECKENHAM, BR3 1AN 020 8650 1248
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TyreSafe - Tyre Safety Month

While the need to carry out regular tyre checks may seem obvious an alarming number of Britain’s motorists are replacing their tyres only when they have already become illegal and dangerous. If they carried out #TyreChecks, this avoidable safety issue could be rectified.

  • Potentially over 10 million illegal and dangerous tyres could be on Britain's roads in 2016
  • Tread depth has a decisive influence on the way your vehicle accelerates, brakes and corners
  • Safe tyres with legal tread depth will reduce the risks to you, your passengers and all road users
  • Driving on tyres with illegal tread depth not only reduces your safety on the road but also risks a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre

 

Facts & figures

TyreSafe's survey found that more than 27% of people replaced their tyres when they were already illegal, that could mean over 10 million illegal and dangerous tyres on Britain's roads in 2016.

  • The total number of casualties resulting from tyre-related incidents over last five reported years* is 5,677 of which 989 people were killed or seriously injured, annually averaging 1135 and 198 respectively
  • Where casualties arise from an accident caused by a vehicle defect, tyres are the single largest contributory factor over the last five reported years*, accounting for 36% of the total
  • The estimated cost of tyre-related incidents to the economy over the last five reported years* is £416 million, averaging £83.2 million annually
  • Annually, 2.2 million cars fail the MoT due to tyre-related defects**
  • TyreSafe's survey in partnership with Highways England revealed potentially up to 10 million, or more than one-in-four cars and vans on Britain's roads, was driven with an illegal and dangerous tyre in 2016***

*DfT five years to 2014
**DVSA 2012 to 2014
***Phase one and two of the TyreSafe survey in partnership with Highways England

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What our customers think

I have used this garage several times and they are always friendly, polite, helpful and the service is great. They have managed to fit my car in last minute, despite being extremely busy ...they are always very accommodating. I recommended the garage to my mum who then had her car serviced here and was equally impressed. I wouldn't consider going to any other garage....

Dee Caulfield - November 2017

I had not used Village Car Care before for my MOT and general servicing. I live about a mile away so I thought I would give them a try. What a pleasant surprise! My MOT was carried out at exactly the time I booked and all was explained in detail following. Based on that experience, I decided to have two new tyres fitted. Again, the service was excellent, the tyres fitted the next day. I also had a wheel alignment done at the same time. My car came back better that ever. The ride, stability and tracking were spot on! It felt like a new car! So far so good, so I booked in for an interim service. Again, my car was taken in exactly at the time booked and all issues were fully explained in a friendly and sympathetic way. I highly recommend Village Car Care. They are now my 'go to' garage.

Scott Sargeant - November 2017

I Visited this garage today for the first time to have my work van motd, it was all done within 45 minutes, I was advised of a few things that need doing but nothing to affect the mot, I can honestly say it was the most friendly/honest and helpful garage I have ever used, i will definitely be using all the time from now on. Thanks guys Sean

Sean Hawkins - September 2017

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Opening hours
Monday: 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 18:00
Friday: 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 13:00
Sunday: Closed
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Areas served around BECKENHAM:

Addington, Beckenham, Croydon, Orpington, West Wickham, Bromley, Bromley Common, Catford, Choslehurst, Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace Park, Eden Park, Elmers End, Forest Hill, Hayes, Lewisham, New Addington, Park Langley, Penge, Penge, Petts Wood, Shortlands, Sidcup, Thornton Heath, West Norwood

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