When is the last time you checked the pressure of your car’s tyres? Think carefully, because the answer you give could be the difference between saving money, and wasting money.
New research has shown that motorists are wasting almost £1 billion a year on excess fuel by driving with tyres which are not inflated to the correct pressure.
In fact the findings confirmed that over two-thirds (69%) of cars in the UK are being driven on tyres that are at least 3psi under the manufacturer’s recommendation.
Driving with under-inflated tyres not only uses more fuel, but it also affects the handling of the car and causes accelerated and uneven wear and tear.
Of greatest concern is the fact they are also much more likely to suffer from a dangerous blowout, especially on high-speed motorway journeys.
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.