Caravan tyre blowouts are a major cause of accident amongst our touring caravan customers, with the biggest danger being that the blowout causes a loss of towing control and a much more serious road accident.
The average cost of a caravan tyre blowout claim was over £2000 in 2012, but thanks to more and more customers and manufacturers fitting safety devices such as Tyron bands and Al-Ko ATC anti-snaking devices, the number of incidents has actually fallen by a whopping 19.4% compared to 2011.
In order to combat the risk of a caravan blowout owners should replace their tyres regularly and maintain good tyre maintenance at all times, in order to preserve the safety and usability of the tyre and to decrease its risk of failure or blowout.
However even with good tyre maintenance undertaken accidents do happen, which is why it is a great idea to have a device such as Tyron bands fitted. In the event of a blowout Tyron bands increase the stability of the towing outfit and allow the driver to safely pull the vehicle over to the side of the road.
Tyron bands work by filling the well in all modern wheel hubs which is there to allow the tyre to be easily fitted, but which in the event of a blowout can cause the tyre to slip from the wheel hub, not only greatly affecting steering and driving stability but also increasing the likelihood of the wheel hub being damaged.
Caravan Guard offer a 5% discount for the fitting of Tyron bands as we believe they greatly increase a touring caravan’s stability in the event of a high speed blowout, meaning the driver can safely pull the vehicle over to the side of the road and avoid a more serious accident or incur further damage to the caravan.
For more information on Tyron bands and how they work with regards to touring caravans, visit www.tyron.co.uk