Michelin urges motorists travelling to the Sunderland Airshow to check thier tyres


Leading tyre manufacturer Michelin is encouraging motorists heading to the Sunderland International Airshow to ensure their tyres are correctly inflated by having a free tyre safety check with Michelin’s Fill Up With Air team.

The team of experts from Michelin will be hosting two ‘Fill Up With Air’ days alongside tyre wholesaler Costco, who will also be on hand to offer motorists tyre safety advice and checks, at the Stadium of Light on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July from 9am to 4pm.

Michelin and Costco’s specialists will be checking tread depth, pressure and inspecting tyres for potential safety hazards such as lumps, bulges, cracks or tears to the sidewalls, in an effort to help motorists improve their tyre safety, save money and reduce CO2 emissions.

The event comes as tens of thousands of aircraft enthusiasts head to Roker and Seaburn seafront for the world famous display of aerial acrobatics.

Martin Stuart, Events Manager at Michelin, said: “We want as many motorists as possible to come and see us this weekend to get their tyres checked.

“We carry out these events across the country and almost without exception we find a significant proportion of motorists are driving on tyres that are dangerously underinflated.

“We don’t expect this weekend to be any different, which means many drivers in Sunderland are putting themselves and others at risk as well as spending far too much on fuel.

“As tyres are the only point of contact with the road they are critical to the safety of the vehicle. Maintaining and looking after your tyres can have a significant impact on the tyre’s lifespan, reducing running costs and lowering the vehicle’s environmental impact. In addition, tyre pressures can affect grip and braking distance, so getting them right is crucial.”

For more information and helpful tyre and vehicle servicing advice, motorists can download Michelin’s app, Michelin MyCar, when they are stationary.