Checking your tyres
It’s amazing that so many people pay such scant attention to their tyres.
If you’re travelling at 70mph on the motorway, four little 20-square-centimetre pads of rubber are all that sits between you and a potential accident.
If you don’t take care of your tyres, those contact patches will not be doing their job properly.
If you’re happy with riding around on worn tyres, that’s fine, but don’t expect them to be of any help if you get into a sticky situation.
The key of course, is to check your tyres regularly.
If you’re a motorcyclist, do it every night before you lock the bike up.
For a car, maybe once a week. You’re looking for signs of adverse tyres wear (see the section above).
You’re looking for . . .