The four tyres on your car are the only part of it in touch with the road, so having the right tyres, in good condition and properly inflated, is very important for your safety.

Tyre performance and grip gets worse as the tread on them wears down, and driving with less than 1.6mm tread across the centre three-quarters of a tyre is illegal.

Furthermore, tyres easily can get damaged or begin to perish in a way that won’t necessarily be obvious at first glance. Regular checks and maintenance will help them last longer.

In this video, AA Patrol’s Nick Evers explains how to check on the condition of your tyres, quickly and easily, in order to avoid any nasty surprises.