From fuel economy to general safety, read on for our experts’ reasons to check your tyre pressure
Tyres should be checked once a month. Good tyre pessure is important not only for the running costs of your car, but also has a huge effect on safety. Read on for our top three reasons to check your tyres.
Good tyre pressure helps optimise fuel economy
The amount of fuel that it costs to run a car is an issue for so many motorists. Keeping your tyres fully inflated can save a lot of fuel by reducing the amount of pressure on your engine though, so it’s important to check them regularly to help save you more money in the long-run.
Good tyre pressure stabilises tyre structure
Your tyres have to stand up to thousands of miles of wear and tear. If you don’t check them regularly, you could find that they’ve become more worn in specific areas: checking tyre pressure once a month though can help to alleviate unbalanced tyre stress. Under-inflated tyres will rub more at the edges, whilst over-inflated tyres will show more wear in the middle.
Good tyre pressure can improve breaking distances
The braking distance of your car isn’t a luxury but a necessity for your car, and your tyres play a huge role. Tests show that even when your tyres as just 15psi under inflation, your car will have 5m longer braking distance, so it’s important to check that your car isn’t at this level.
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