I do love the weekend, there’s something rather satisfying about switching the alarm off and sticking two fingers up to the school run. Seriously, sitting in the back of the our car whilst on the school run must feel like Top Gear for tiddlers.
I’m no Jeremy Clarkson but I certainly find myself lacking a filter when it comes to squeezing our people carrier between a double-decker bus and some cock whose unaware of their girth and has parked half a mile away from the pavement.
Why they’ve plonked a Primary School on the narrowest road imaginable I have no idea, not only is the road lacking in space but over the years vehicles seem to have grown in size. Parents are pulling their wing mirrors in and cursing under their breath as we each try to safely deposit our children to School each morning in a timely fashion.
I often have flash backs to the labour room as I’m crawling slowly along in our Zafira mentally breathing in, almost certain that it’s ‘not going to squeeze through that gap’ without leaving some serious damage.
I’m not comparing our daily drive to the Grand Tour, I’m just saying that Captain Slow here finds the whole scenario a tad frustrating. Never mind navigating the Namibia, I’d like to see those Grand Tour lads give the school run a shot and see how they fare.
We are forever stopping and starting whilst on the daily crawl and I guess over time this results in some pretty serious tyre wear. As you know us Northerners as used to all weathers and with the rain, sleet, snow and other random weather conditions comes the need for increased stopping distance, totally impossible on the school run so it seems.
It’s not the Lollipop Lady jumping out that you need to worry about so much about, it’s more the worn out car tyres and the dangers of driving that these can cause you ought to consider. With people getting cosy up your rear being bumper to bumper it’s certainly worth considering how quickly and easily an accident can occur.
99% of the cars on the roads surrounding Schools will no doubt by carrying children and whilst they may be buckled safely into their car seats, how safe are our cars? Realistically how often do you check the tread on your car tyres?
I will openly admit that I leave all things motor related for the husband to deal with and let’s be honest Lee Evans wasn’t far wrong when he suggested men are more likely to pull out an octopus from the bonnet than to find or to fix the problem.
It’s really important that we take responsibility for our vehicles, after all we are technically driving a loaded weapon. Loaded full of little monsters sky-high on Freddos but none the least, carrying our nearest and dearest.
Good tyres are not only key to safe driving, they are also essential to the performance of your vehicle. For those of you lucky buggers living within the Manchester area, it may certainly be worth having a quick trip out to Point S to have your tyres checked or replaced by the pros and have your worries put at ease.
Why risk it for a biscuit when you can get the experts to check our your car and to ensure your school run is a safe journey.
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