Hendy Mazda urges drivers to check their tyres and make Hampshire’s roads safer

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For the month of October, the service department at Hendy Mazda are focused on making Hampshire's roads safer by getting behind Tyre Safety Month.

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We are fully committed to road safety and we hope that by taking part in this important initiative we can help prevent accidents and save lives.

This October, Hendy Mazda in Eastleigh is throwing its weight behind Tyre Safety Month, the annual national campaign that aims to highlight the need for regular tyre checks in order to cut the number of deaths and injuries on the nation’s roads caused by unsafe and illegal tyres.

“We are fully committed to road safety and we hope that by taking part in this important initiative we can help prevent accidents and save lives,” explained Ian Davie, Service Director at Hendy Mazda.

“Sufficient tread depth is crucial to remove water from the road surface and keep the tyre in contact with the road. If the tread grooves are not deep enough water cannot be moved, resulting in a loss of steering grip and traction. This can lead to longer stopping distances, impaired handling and an increased likelihood of aquaplaning. Hendy Mazda wants to help ensure that our local roads are safer places for motorists and pedestrians alike.”

To support the campaign Hendy Mazda is offering a free tyre safety check to all customers who visit the Leigh Road based showroom during this Autumn and Winter.

“As well as being dangerous, badly worn tyres can lead to drivers facing fines of up to £2,500 and three penalty points on their licences, so it really is worth making regular checks,” explained Davie.

Tyre Safety Month is organised by TyreSafe and runs throughout October. This year’s campaign calls for car owners to commit to taking the ‘20p pledge’ and check their tyre tread depth using a 20 pence piece. The simple test can be used to determine the legal limit for tyre tread, which is 1.6mm (half way up the raised perimeter of the coin) across the central three-quarters of the tyre, around its whole circumference. For more information about Tyre Safety Month, please visit: http://www.tyresafe.org.

“We hope everyone will support us to help make our community a safer place,” added Davie.

To find out more about the the free tyre check please call Hendy Mazda on 023 8062 7510 or visit the service desk at the Mazda showroom at Leigh Road, Eastleigh.

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Hendy Group Ltd
Chandlers Ford Industrial Estate
School Lane
United Kingdom
SO53 4DG

Telephone: 023 8027 1271
Fax: 023 8062 7539

Hendy Group Ltd is a premier family motor group with in excess of 20 premises stretching across Southern England from Devon to West Sussex.

Hendy holds Ford, Mazda, Kia and Honda franchises, plus Ford and Iveco van and truck franchises. The company handles all aspects including sales, servicing, parts, hire, accident repairs and Rapid Fit centres. Specialist operations include Liquid Petroleum Gas conversions, engine dynamometer testing, fuel injection testing and repairs, as well as engine sales to the construction and marine industries.

Hendy was founded in 1852 and whilst having grown to a company of significant geographical and economic size, the Hendy Group remains a closely-knit family concern. Currently, both the Chairman and Deputy Chairman are great-grandsons of the company founder F.A. Hendy, with the next generation of sons and daughters within the company structure ensuring the continuity of the family business.

Throughout the company's history, the Hendy family can be said to have followed good business practice - grasping opportunities as they've appeared, reviewing operations in order to remain efficient and keeping up with manufacturers' changing demands. Above all, the Hendy family has always been careful to continue to meet the needs of customers, ensuring that they enjoy the best service and attention at all times.

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