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The benefits of maintaining perfect tyre pressure

Tyres - 19 April 2018

If you’ve watched our tyre pressure video then you already know there are potentially dangerous consequences to both under-inflation and over-inflation. However, there are distinct benefits to not only checking what your ideal tyre pressure is but also maintaining that pressure day-to-day. We have identified the four key benefits that come with perfect tyre pressure.

1. Safety
Under-inflation is the most common cause of tyre failure and tyre blowouts. If that should happen you could lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident. This can result in loss of control and a potential accident. If your tyres are correctly inflated the risk of these things happening are drastically reduced and you are much safer in your vehicle.

2. Life
Maintaining correct tyre pressure can actually increase the lifespan of your tyres. Even if your tyres are underinflated by just 0.3 BAR can decrease the lifespan by up to 25%. Remember that the average tyre deflates by 0.06 to 0.13 BAR every month so check them regularly.  

3. Savings
Even having your tyres are only a little underinflated it has the potential to increase your fuel consumption by about 5%. This means that maintaining perfect pressure can actually save you money. 

4. Handling
Under-inflated tyres can increase stopping distances by up to 8m, this only increases when it comes to heavier vehicles and even more so when faced with in bad weather. Maintaining perfect pressure can also improve your handling, braking and turning.  

Who doesn’t want to be safe, get the best performance from your car and save money at the same time? That’s what we all want so don’t get those tyre pressure tests get away from you. If you want to know more about tyre pressure or just tyres in general, why not check out our other Quickademy tyre videos here

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