How Often Should You Check Your Tyre Pressure?
Though it’s quick and easy to check the tyre pressure in a vehicle, a lot of drivers don’t do it. Instead of checking the tyre pressure in their vehicles frequently, they simply avoid doing so until a problem arises; by this time, the damage could already have been done.
Not checking your tyre pressure can lead to vehicle problems, increased costs and a higher risk of having an accident. That is why it’s best to check the tyre pressure at least once a month and before heading off on any long journeys.
Why Is Checking Your Tyre Pressure Important?
It’s recommended that you check your tyre pressure once a month and before long journeys. Failing to do so could decrease the vehicles grip on the road, increase your braking distance and cause tyre damage. Plus, it can increase your fuel consumption.
It is extremely important to check the pressure in your tyres, though a lot of drivers fail to do so. Incorrect tyre pressure can make it extremely difficult for you to control your vehicle and it won’t be able to perform as well as it should. In fact, most people realise that their tyre pressure is low simply by noticing that their vehicle isn’t driving in the same way it normally does. If your vehicle is difficult to handle or the way it drives has changed, this could be a sign that you need to check your tyre pressure.
As well as optimising the ease of driving and ensuring the vehicle is driving as it should, checking your tyre pressure also increases safety when driving. It’s a lot more difficult to handle a car with incorrect tyre pressure, which may lead to an accident.
Tyre Pressure Checking at Vulcan Motors
If you’re not confident in checking your own tyre pressure or you need help with another automotive problem, come to Vulcan Motors. At Vulcan Motors we offer the full range of MOT and car services, and we’re dedicated to helping our customers to ensure their cars are running well. For more information or to speak to a member of the team, get in touch.
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All members undergo an ongoing programme of rigorous quality and performance checking. As customers of a Bosch Car Service Code of Practice network garage, you’re assured of:
- You’re treated with fairness and respect
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- If you have a complaint, it will be dealt with fairly and quickly
- We always use like-for-like quality parts
- Repairs will be conducted in line with manufacturers’ recommendations
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