South African Roads Vs Your Tyres

South African roads are notorious for their potholes. One minute you’ll be driving on what seems like a brand new road. The next thing you know, the minibus taxi in front of you swerves into the other lane at short notice. Your tyres collide with a massive hole in the road. No matter how careful and experienced you are as a driver, South African roads will put your driving to the test.

South African roads

The condition of South African roads is nothing short of appalling. Our patchy roads are often littered with debris and potholes that can put any vehicle (and their tyres) to the test. Roads that are not timeously and sufficiently maintained are costing South African vehicle owners a ton of money. The increase in badly maintained roads is a serious concern for drivers, not only because they can cause significant damage to your tyres, but also because they can cause serious accidents

Show your tyres some love

Your tyres are the only part of your vehicle that are in contact with the road surface. They take the biggest hit when you drive on the road and, occasionally, through an unexpected pothole. Driving through just one bad patch of road could lead to punctures, bad wheel alignment, cracked rims, damaged undercarriage, damaged tyre walls or even blowouts. All of which could easily cost you your life.

This makes tyre insurance a worthwhile consideration as it helps keep your tyres in tip-top shape. Most car insurance policies include a section on maintaining your car in a roadworthy condition. You need to ensure your tyres are always in good condition. If your tyres aren’t in roadworthy condition and you’re in an accident, you can kiss that insurance pay out goodbye.

Tyres are expensive to replace, even more so if you leave them in the hands of South African roads. Protecting your tyres means getting the right cover. The Tyre Angel policy from Bidvest Insurance covers a wide range of tyre damage and tyre maintenance needs.

Cover for you and for your car.

Bidvest Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products to meet both your personal and vehicular needs.

Insurance options for you:

  • Cyber Rescue
  • Panic Alert
  • Legal Angel
  • Personal Accident Insurance

Insurance options for your car:

  • Scratch and Dent
  • Tyre Angel
  • Theftbuster Plus
  • Warranty
  • Driver Assist
  • Key Angel

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