Back To Basics For Safer Motoring

Back To Basics For Safer Motoring

Like you, everyone at Drury Tyres is looking forward to the summer holiday season. As a tight-knit family business, we want all of the other families in our local community to be safe on the roads while they head away. One way to do that is to travel in a reliable vehicle, and a cheap car service in Auckland before hitting the road should certainly be on the agenda. With our fully equipped workshop, we can give your car a comprehensive service and make sure it’s in tip-top shape.

A car service is one simple thing you can do before you go away. But what other things can you can do to stay safe on the roads? We think it’s about going back to basics. When you check out the main causes behind accidents and injuries on New Zealand roads, you’ll be struck by the one thing they all have in common. They’re all avoidable. They include:

  • Speeding
  • Not wearing a seatbelt
  • Driving while distracted – texting while driving being a prime example
  • Drunk driving (or driving while under the influence of drugs)
  • Driver fatigue.
  • Not driving to the conditions – driving too fast on wet roads being the most common.
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Unsafe overtaking
  • Tailgating
  • Mechanical failures such as faulty brakes or tyre blowouts

Take another look at that list and tell us there’s something there you haven’t seen before. The fact is, you have seen them all. You’re well aware of all them, and there’s nothing that jumps out as a surprising cause of road accidents. Every one of these factors can easily be avoided: we can drive within speed limits, be sober when we get behind the wheel, take regular breaks when we’re tired, take extra care when overtaking etc. It’s all so simple and if we went back to basics, then the number of accidents on our roads would be dramatically reduced.

There’s one thing on that list that the team at Drury Tyres can help you with. We can make sure your vehicle has safe tyres, and our workshop service will check that important things like brakes are working as they should. So before you go on a holiday road trip, get in touch and book in a time to come and see us. It’s an easy thing to do and very much in keeping with the back to basics approach that all Kiwi motorists should be taking at this time of year.