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Tyre pressures

Why is it important to check your pressures regularly?

Correct tyre pressure is vital to your safety on the road. Under-inflated tyres affect handling and grip, potentially causing irregular or unpredictable vehicle behaviour. They are also much more likely to suffer from a dangerous sudden rapid deflation, especially on high-speed motorway journeys. By keeping your tyres at their optimum pressure, your running costs are also reduced. Under-inflated tyres require a bigger force to make them turn, so your car uses more fuel. Additionally, tyres which are not set to their correct pressure wear out more quickly. So, to benefit from lower fuel bills, longer tyre life, increased safety and reduced CO2 emissions, make sure you check your tyre pressures at least once a month and before a long journey. - See more at: http://tyresafe.org/tyre-safety/tyre-pressure-check#sthash.lTTncaMH.dpuf

The air pressure within your tyres is the most important factor in determining how well they perform. Pressure affects the tyre's speed capability, load carrying capacity, handling response, wear rate and overall safety. What's more, under-inflated tyres will cause your car to use more fuel and emit more CO2 emissions.

It's therefore critical for your safety and comfort that your tyres are properly inflated in line with the vehicle manufacturers' recommendations. Tyre pressures should be manually checked when they are cold at least once a month or before a long journey.

However, in order to assist you in monitoring the pressure in your tyres, all new cars are now equipped with a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) which notifies you of any pressure issues. We are able to assist you with resetting the TPMS and we stock a small range of sensor valve units to fit a majority of cars. Please call us for more information on 01892 520022.

To discover how your TPMS works and how you need to look after it, take a look at our animation below or click on one of the links on the left.

Download our free Tyre Pressure leaflet

See more at: http://tyresafe.org/tyre-safety/tpms#sthash.CPsjd2bo.dpuf

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