Why is monitoring your tyre pressure so important?
We all take it for granted that when we turn the key in our vehicle it will automatically spring to life. Our vehicle will do exactly what we want when we want it to. Manufacturers have spent billions in technological advances which mean that our vehicles can go longer than ever in between services.
With new engines now resembling space shuttles as opposed to the traditional motor engine we are in fact encouraged to leave maintenance to the experts. This does not however mean that we should ignore basic items such as tyre pressure.
Michelin the tyre super brand recommend that you should check your tyre pressures at least once a month. They also recommend that they should be re-checked before a long journey.
Failing to check your tyres could not only mean that your journey will cost more as incorrect tyre pressure can adversely effect fuel efficiency but also reduce your tyres ability to grip the road.
This can also mean as your vehicle can not grip the road as well it can increase the time it takes for you to break and decrease the life span of your tyre making a replacement tyre inevitable.
This means that regularly and accurately checking the pressure of your tyre could save you a lot more than just the cost of a new tyre.