With only four palm-sized bits of rubber keeping our cars glued to the road, there’s no doubt it’s imperative we keep our tyres in good shape; those four bits of rubber are critical in allowing you to keep control of your vehicles.
For tyres to perform at their best they have to be kept sufficiently inflated to maintain optimum handling and friction with the bitumen. Yet, you also mustn’t overinflate as this can put your braking threshold at risk, cause premature wearing, reduced traction or even a blowout.
Too little air in your tyres means they won’t perform at their best, with a deterioration in the level of friction affecting your stopping distance and overall handling. So it’s critical to keep your tyres suitably inflated to ensure you can trust them to do their job and keep you and your family safe on the roads.
Not only this but ensuring correct tyre pressure will also save you money on fuel!
To summarise, incorrectly inflated tyres can lead to:
• Safety risks: Braking, vehicle handling, cornering, and acceleration are all impaired if tyres aren’t correctly inflated and are at a higher risk of a blowout.
• Increased tyre wear: Under-inflated tyres affect the contact patch on the road surface, leading to reduced tyre life and rapid wear.
• Reduced fuel economy: Under-inflated tyres can increase your vehicles fuel consumption by up to 8%, due to needing more energy and fuel to make them turn.
• Over-inflated tyres have less grip on the road, affect braking ability and wear unevenly.
Here at your local Liqui-Moly EuroMechanica Specialist European Workshop, we can quickly and easily answer any questions you may have about the correct tyre pressure for your vehicle.
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