Get your vehicle checked out in Dunstable - free of charge

Drivers are again being offered the chance to ensure that their cars are in good condition by taking them for a free check, courtesy of the Bedfordshire and Luton Casualty Reduction Partnership.

The award-winning event, first held at the end of 2013, has so far seen 370 vehicles being checked.

Examinations will be carried out at Sainsbury’s in Dunstable between 11am and 6pmon Wednesday, April 30.

All vehicle checks will be performed by a group of specialists from the companies Autohome (breakdown) ProTyres/MichelDever (tyre supplier and fitter) and Autoglass

(repair and replacement windscreens).

Cars will have their tyre pressures and treads checked, along with lights, windscreen wipers and fluids.

Cllr Budge Wells, deputy executive member for sustainable communities from Central Bedfordshire Council, said: “As a motorist you can do some very simple things to ensure your vehicle is safe, including checking tyre pressures each month, making sure that all of the lights in your vehicle work and that tyre tread is at least 1.6mm deep across the central three-quarters of the tread.

“The free vehicle checks taking place in April are a great opportunity to make sure your car is safe and road legal. I would really encourage everyone to take advantage of these, rather than finding out later and facing a fine, or even worse having an accident.”

Road safety officers will be available at each event to offer advice, and everyone who attends will receive a free drivers’ pack containing high visibility vest, ice scraper, an emergency foil blanket and tyre depth gauge along with advice regarding driving safely.

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