Check your tyre pressure for safe and efficient motoring

Check your tyre pressure for safe and efficient motoring

Perrys is reminding drivers that the right tyre pressure is not only important for safety, but it is also the best way to boost fuel economy.

Vehicle Behaviour

Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, comments: “Under-inflated tyres will diminish your car’s capacity to hold the road, and will also impact handling. This can result in erratic vehicle behaviour, and raises the risk of a tyre blowout, where abrupt rapid deflation happens.”

Wear and Tear

Tim added: “Over-inflated tyres are hazardous, too, as they have a reduced contact area with the tarmac, leading to increased stopping distance and diminished grip. There’s likely to be a lot more wear and tear across the mid part of the tyre, leading to a shorter lifespan.”

Checks

The motoring expert also urges drivers to check their vehicle owner’s handbook, and learn what the exact pressures for front and rear tyres should be. “Make frequent checks to make certain you keep your tyres at those pressures,” he says.

Running Costs

“A tyre pressure check at least every month, in addition to checking them before any long journey, is vital. By doing so, you’ll be giving all the safety systems on your car the best chance of working to their greatest potential. Furthermore, you’ll help make sure your tyres last longer, and you’ll be ensuring your running costs don’t go up needlessly. After all, correctly inflated tyres need less energy than under-inflated tyres to make them rotate, so your car will drink less fuel.”