Safety is of paramount priority to all motorhome and touring caravan owners, and the European Union has made selecting the safest tyre even easier thanks to the introduction of a new grading system.

All car, caravan and motorhome tyres must now be assessed on criteria including stopping distances in wet conditions and efficiency/noise during driving. These results will be evaluated and an overall grading calculated for the tyre.

This information will help caravan and motorhome owners to understand the differences between tyres – and the reasoning behind the higher cost of some tyres – and better equip them to select a tyre best suited to their needs.

Unfortunately, even with new tyres that have been correctly fitted, accidents can happen. Coast offers motorhome insurance and caravan cover at great value prices – to find out more call Freephone 0800 614 849.