Regular tyre pressure checks are essential for the safety and efficiency of your vehicle.
Incorrectly inflated tyres lead to:
- Reduced fuel efficiency: When tyres are under-inflated, their rolling resistance increases. This means it takes more energy or fuel to make them turn. Think about how difficult it is to ride your bicycle with under-inflated tyres!
- Increased safety risks: Incorrectly inflated tyres affect vehicle handling, cornering, acceleration, braking, and wet grip. Under-inflated tyres are more likely to suffer from a dangerous blowout.
- Increased tyre wear: When a tyre is under-inflated, its contact patch with the road is concentrated towards the outer edges of the tread. This leads to rapid wear on the shoulders and reduced tyre life.
- Overinflated tyres also wear unevenly, have less grip on the road and can affect braking ability.
We recommend checking your tyre pressure once a month, or call in to TyreAware in Ballinderreen and we’ll do it for you.