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Monday, 31 October 2011

How often should you check your Tyre Pressures

Tyre Pressures should be checked on a weekly basis, but definanty once a month, this is  to ensure maximum wear out of your tyres.  Under inflated tyre pressures will wear them on the outer edges leaving the centre untouched. This will cause a drag on your vehicle which will increase your fuel consumption. Over inflation will wear the centre of the tyre more, this will affect the feel and handing of your vehicle.

Your tyre pressures will be written in your hand book, when checking ensure you that you have the right size of tyre that you are matching against as many hand books will have a guide for all the varied models specifications which will include different sizes to your own.

Low tyre pressures cause excessive tyre wear, increases fuel consumption and gives back poor road handling.

So why wouldn’t you check your tyre pressures and condition on a weekly basis.

If you really do struggle with checking your pressures then you need TPMS

What is TPMS: Tyre Pressure Monitoring System?
  • Some cars as standard have computerized valves, relaying information back to the car, these are sensors in the wheel valve and in the wheel arch and have your pressure displayed,
These can also be bought as extra for £170, for your vehicle, wireless, and plug and play technology. 
  • Some uses the ABS/EPS (traction control) system; the lower pressured tyre will spin faster than the inflated tyre causing the dash light to flash up.
  • Some uses specialised valve caps to test the pressure and temperature of the tyres.

Visit to purchase your Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
There are systems for cars, motorcycles, caravans and Lorries, with the ever increasing fuel prices you could be losing out without the new TPMS.

Do you really want the advertised 25 -30000 miles out of your tyres? Then this is accomplished by tyre pressure checks on a weekly basis, wheel alignment on a quarterly basis and good old fashioned sensible driving.

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