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The importance of correct tyre pressure

Image showing how to check your tyre pressure

The correct tyre pressure is vital for both safety and for extending the life of your tyre.

You should check your tyre pressures monthly, including the spare and before any long distance driving. Make sure the tyre pressures match the pressures recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

Tyre pressures should if possible be checked cold. If tyre pressures are checked hot, add 4 to 5 psi (0.3 bar) to the recommended pressures.

In the case of unusual pressure loss, the internal and external condition of the tyre should be checked, as well as the condition of the wheel and valve.

 

Get a grip on tyre pressures!


Maximum grip on the road is vital for road safety. This can only be achieved with the correct pressure in your tyres. The diagram below shows how much grip a tyre has on the road depending on its pressure.

Image showing amount of tyre grip depending on tyre pressure

 

Tyre pressures - top tips


1 - Safety


Under inflated tyres can not only overheat increasing the chances of it bursting, but also lead to poor handling of your vehicle. Low pressure on the front axle will increase under steer (fig. 1) whereas low pressure on the rear axle will increase over steer (fig. 2).

fig.1 Under steer

Understeer

fig.2 Over steer

Oversteer
 

 

2 - Economy


Over inflated and under inflated tyres suffer more damage than those with the correct pressure and need to be changed more often. Even 60% inflation, which is not uncommon, can increase tyre wear and significantly shorten the life of the tyre. Vehicles with under inflated tyres have increased rolling resistance that requires more fuel to maintain the same speed.

3 - Environment


Correct tyre pressure helps to maintain optimum fuel efficiency. This equates to lower CO2 emissions from your vehicle and helps protect the environment.

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What our customers think

Fair price, speedy service, no hassle, they even checked the air pressure of all the tyres (when only two were fitted that day).

Kevin George - February 2017

Recommended by a family member and was very pleased with the friendly professional service, Matthew the fitter very knowledgeable and efficient particularly liked the use of padded jacks and torque wrench would recommend

Alistair Knight - July 2016

Excellent advice, service and price. I buy Run Flats from here at internet competitive prices. Very honest as well, had a puncture when one tyre only 3 months old, inspected and repaired as per manufacturers guidance rather than just selling me another tyre. Highly recommended.

Miss D J Clayton - April 2016

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Other services offered by Droitwich Tyre And Exhaust Ltd:

Batteries, Brake Inspection, Brakes, Bulb Replacement, Catalytic Converter, Exhausts, Mobile Fitting, MOT, Motorbike Tyre Fitting, Servicing, TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems), Tyre Repair, Wheel Alignment, Air Con Servicing, Cambelts, Clutches, Clutches, Diagnostic Service, Engine Changes, Gearboxs, Truck & Tractor Tyres

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