Independent garages and tyre dealers to become tyre safety champions

Press Release : February 24, 2010
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Campaigns such as tyre safety month have received fantastic levels of support from independent garages and tyre dealers across the UK so we know it is an important area for them and their customers, explains Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe. The launch of the new promotional packs and tyre safety champion status will allow garages to show their commitment and concern for the safety of their customers. In addition, it will give them a set of high-quality resources at a low-cost that allows them to develop their own tyre safety campaigns. These can then be integrated into their own marketing plans and run at a time that is convenient to that individual business.

To receive a promotional pack, garages simply need to visit the TyreSafe website (www.tyresafe.org/tyrechampion) and complete the secure online order form, including payment details to cover the £25 (+VAT) charge. Included within the pack is a tyre safety DVD presented by motoring journalist Quentin Willson which gives advice on how to check tyre tread depth, a selection of tyre safety posters, 50 customer tyre safety information leaflet and an official personalised certificate highlighting the garages tyre safety champion status.

When garages order their initial promotional pack, they are also asked to indicate the particular tyre sectors which are relevant to them, such as 4×4, motorcycle or van tyres. By selecting the relevant areas, the champion will then receive notifications about any additional campaigns and promotional packs that are developed for their specific customer type.

Our latest figures estimate that there could be as many as 3.6 million cars on the UKs roads with at least one illegal tyre, continues Jackson. There is clearly a massive opportunity for independent garages and tyre dealers to help promote important safety messages and educate drivers about the importance of correct tyre care. We believe the promotional packs will be popular and successful with independents and help to reduce the number of people killed or injured on the roads as a result of illegal or defective tyres.

To find out more or to register for a promotional pack, independent garages and tyre dealers should visit www.tyresafe.org.

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