Summer driving advice

With the emphasis this year being on 'staycations', most of us will be travelling to our holiday destinations by car. High temperatures and the busy roads of summer can put extra demands on cars and drivers. It is important that you take some extra safety precautions to ensure you get to your destination safely. Kevin Burke Tyres has some useful tips to help reduce the risk of breakdowns and keep stress levels to a minimum.

Check all your fluid levels.

Check your tyre condition and pressure.

Increase tyre pressure if carrying extra passengers or heavy luggage (check the handbook ).

Check caravan and camper van tyres and replace if perished or cracked.

Ensure that your air conditioning is working correctly by checking coolant levels and hoses.

If you carry luggage on the roof use a roof box to reduce drag.

Sun glare causes many accidents, keep a clean and unscratched pair of glasses in your vehicle.

Clean the windscreen inside and out to remove smears which will catch sunlight and impair vision.

Renew worn or damaged wiper blades — you always have to be prepared for the rain in Ireland.

Stock your car with an emergency kit — especially a flashlight, blanket, first-aid kit, and some basic tools. Also, bring water and extra snacks, just in case.

Ensure you stop for breaks when travelling long distance, frequent short stops are better than one long stop.

Finally be safe, make sure you are driving safely and follow the rules of the road.

Kevin Burke Tyres is located at Furzypark, Athenry; Crowe Street, Gort; and Riverside in Galway city. Call in today to your nearest outlet for a free tyre check.

Three decades of excellence continues as Kevin Burke Tyres re-opens

Spanning three decades, Kevin Burke Tyres has transitioned from a tyre retailer catering to the local area, to one of the largest wholesale tyre providers in the country. Now all Kevin Burke's outlets are open again after the lockdown, providing a range of services to vehicle owners.

Apart from the best deals on tyres of all makes and sizes of vehicles, the company provides car and commercial servicing with pre-DOE and pre-NCT inspection.

The team also perform clutch and timing belt replacement, wheel laser alignment and light alignment, and have a wide range of wipers, batteries, and bulbs in stock.

Vehicles can be collected locally and brought to the Kevin Burke Tyres depots if required.

Customers are asked to telephone in advance so they can be booked in and advised of the company's virus precautions.

"We would like to thank our staff and customers during this challenging time," said Kevin Burke.

Despite its growth, KBT has never lost sight of its key role as a service provider to local businesses and customers.

From its beginnings in Caheroyan, Kevin Burke Tyres has outlets in Crowe Street, Gort, and Riverside in Galway city. In 2019, Kevin Burke Tyres Athenry moved from its original location to a state-of-the-art facility at Furzypark, Athenry, just off the M6 motorway.

The team at Kevin Burke Tyres is asking all customers to ensure they keep social distance, and stay safe.

For more information telephone Athenry 091 845329, Galway 091 769636, or Gort 091 632800.


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