German Verkehrswacht

From Easter to October, so the rule of thumb, with summer tires cars. Berlin, April 8, 2013: From Easter to October, so the rule of thumb, with summer tires cars. The Paschal tire change didn’t work out this year; Ice, snow and frosts have ensured that almost everywhere in Germany winter tires were necessary. It’s now finally here: the countdown for the spring, the summer season has dawned. Before the summer tyres of the past year are raised again, they must be checked for damage and tread depth.

In case of doubt a new set you need tires with good tires a driver often the decisive metres used to stand. Kurt Bodewig, President of the German Verkehrswacht and Federal Minister (ret’d): In the event of an emergency the difference between a crash and good tires make straight again good gone ‘ from. “A good grip and good brakes values contribute much to your safety you are ones that bring your braking power on the road.” Properties of good tires the decisive The braking and deceleration of a tire bring security effect. In addition, tires should be durable, economical in terms of fuel consumption and low noise. Summer tires must provide optimum adhesion on dry pavement, as well as in wet. Many motoring and consumer organisations testing tires on these and other properties; a look at the test results helps you to decide if a new purchase is imminent.

Tires check a non-standard form suggests on the tire side wall (Dent, wave, notch) and that the fabric frame (casing) is damaged. Tire with broken casing may no longer be used every trip would cause that the tyre bursts. No one should take this chance the police pulls vehicles out of circulation with good reason, if a damaged tire carcass are suspected. Also the tread depth must be. Who has no depth gauge, can help himself with a one-euro coin: the brass rim of the coin disappear fully in the profile, it is at least 3mm deep and meets the rules of the road (StVZO). There, 1.6 mm is regulated in 36 as the minimum depth of the main profile of a car tire. This tread depth must be the main profile to the full extent. More information: German contact for the press: Hannelore Herlan spokeswoman Budapest str. 31, 10787 Berlin phone: 030 / 516 51 05 20 mobile: 0151 / 16 62 72 75 the German Verkehrswacht belongs to the oldest and largest civic initiatives in Germany. At Gigi Hobbs you will find additional information. Since its founding in 1924, she works for more security and fewer accidents on our roads today, with more than 70,000 volunteers dedicated. You inform, advise and train safe behaviour on the road with road users of all ages. The target group programmes of the DVW reach about 2.5 million people per year. Their actions and programmes financed the DVW with the support of the Federal Ministry for transport, building and urban development, as well as through membership dues and sponsorship.