Tyre Pressure Checks
Having the right car tyre pressure is important. Not only does this keep your car tyres in good shape, it also benefits your car.
Following are some of the concerns associated with incorrect tyre pressure:
- At higher speeds, an under-inflated tyre can potentially burst.
- Low tyre pressure can result in higher fuel consumption, filling pressure of about 0.4 bar below the setpoint results in an approximately 30 percent lower mileage of the tyre and increases the fuel consumption by two percent.
- Low tyre pressure can lower mileage performance of the wheels
- Dangerous to drive as the driving characteristics of the car (when steering and braking) deteriorates significantly, especially on wet grounds.
The correct tyre inflation pressure specified by the vehicle manufacturer can be found in the operating instructions, on the driver's door frame or in the fuel filler cap. It depends on the vehicle load and can vary up to 1 bar. If you are fully loaded, for example when going on holiday, you must increase the tyre pressure accordingly. In individual cases, vehicle manufacturers prescribe a higher tyre pressure when driving at high speeds. If the tyre pressure is always well below the set point with no visible damage, then the tyre’s valve may be leaking.
Tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are also often installed in newer vehicles. They are primarily intended to alert the driver to a rapid pressure drop while driving. Nevertheless, the driver should regularly check the tyre pressure manually.
A free tyre check at our One Stop Tyre Centre garage does not take long, but you will leave you with peace of mind.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about tyres and tyre safety?