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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

tyres chosen and booked on line turned up for the fitting every thing ready when i arrived very little waiting more than happy with the tyres and the staff professional and friendly .

malcolm Witherbed - May 2018

Brilliant, brilliant service. Have helped me twice now, with tyres,wheels and a battery. Both times have gone the extra mile to help me. Outstanding service at a very good price.

Michelle - May 2018

Shopped around for high end run flats for my BMW 640 and came across these guys . Not only were they the cheapest by far , but they got the tyres in next day got me booked in and provided excellent an excellent service . I would recommend these guys all day long and will definitely be going back to them in the future ??

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Areas served around Whitstable :

Canterbury, Dunkirk, Faversham, Sturry, Blean, Dargate, Herne Bay, Seasalter, Tankerton, Whitstable

Other services offered by WHEEL IN WHITSTABLE LTD:

Batteries, Brake Inspection, Brakes, Catalytic Converter, Exhausts, Tyre Repair, Wheel Alignment

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