Peugeot and Citroen join tyre awareness campaign

The French manufacturers take the number of car makers backing the scheme up to 15 as the industry increasingly focuses on tyre safety.

David Higgins, Peugeot Parts and Service Director said: “We are delighted to join TyreSafe and help spread the tyre safety message to our customers and staff alike.”

The news will complement the current tyre safety systems used on new Peugeot and Citroen cars such as the Peugeot 508 and the Citroen C4.

These include a tyre pressure monitoring system which electronically displays the tyre pressure to the driver, ensuring tyre pressure is at a correct level for the car in question.

Low tyre pressure can lead to less control over the car and uneven wear on the tyre, while over-inflated tyres are more susceptible to wear and tear and are in danger of leaking or bursting.

Citroen and Peugeot have also offered free tyre safety checks in the past as well as information and parts for customers when they are needed.

Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe, said: “As well as this, they take an active role in informing drivers about the capabilities of their vehicles. However, they will now be able to go even further spreading the tyre safety message at their UK dealerships, among other places, with our TyreSafe literature, which is packed full of sensible advice for motorists.”

He added: “We also look forward to working with them in the future, ultimately to the benefit of all road users. Tyre safety is a message that cannot be ignored, so it’s great news to have such influential industry players joining our ever-expanding team.”