With more than 50% of tyres driven on Britain’s roads reportedly being below the vehicle manufacturers’ recommendation, TyreSafe is urging drivers to get into the habit of carrying out regular checks.
Correct air pressure is essential to ensure safety on the road. If the tyres are under- or over- inflated they have less contact than when they’re properly inflated and can cause handling problems while driving. Incorrect air pressure will also add to the vehicle’s running costs and reduce tyre life. In fact, TyreSafe research shows up to £1bn could be being wasted by UK motorists in unnecessary fuel bills because of underinflated tyres.
TyreSafe highlighted the message as part of October’s Tyre Safety Month with an animation called The Good, The Bad and The Underinflated, which can be viewed at TyreSafe.org or on YouTube.