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Mold firm offer free check on horsebox tyres

HORSE owners are this month being invited to have the tyres on their horseboxes or trailers checked for free.

People are being offered the complimentary check by Mold Barry & Wilkinson, which is located on Gas Lane, Mold, to ensure their tyres are safe and roadworthy.

Alexander Perrie, manager of Mold Barry & Wilkinson, which is part of the Protyre Group, said: “During the spring many horseboxes and trailers will make their first trip after being stored away for the winter. Not all people are aware that tyres can deteriorate when left unused for extended periods of time.

“Also because some trailers and horseboxes are only used occasionally, often for limited miles, they remain on the vehicle for longer. This can be a problem as tyres become time expired after seven years. We suggest to customers tyres older than seven years should be considered for replacement, even if they appear to have adequate tread depth.

“The reason for this is that tyres will deteriorate over time and the chemicals that keep a tyre in good condition can leech out and they are also susceptible to ozone degradation.”

Mold Barry & Wilkinson is offering a free spring tyre check for horseboxes and trailers.

Tyres must also have a minimum of 1.6 mm of tread, but those with less than 2.5mm of tread should be considered for replacement.