Post Updated 1st Jan 2014
Check-Tyres Pressures even before a short trip
It is very important that your car’s tyres should have just the correct amount of air pressure. This to some people will not seem to be a big deal,but,remember that your tyres are extremely important when it comes to the importance of the cars total performance. Cars are now becoming more powerful and faster, withtyre companiesand car companies working hand in hand to create more environmentally friendly products, including greener tyres that are much lighter and more responsive to changes in the air pressure that you put in your tyres.Pirelli tyres have brought out a new range of green tyres
According to car experts,and car manuals your car’s tyres should have the right amount of pressure because the air inside the tyre is the only thing between you, your car, and the road surface. If you do have under inflated or over inflated tyres, you will be experiencing many rattles and shakes as you drive along on various types of road surfaces. Under inflated tyres also cause your car to swerve when cornering and give a certain feeling of unease when driving along, your car will move from side to side when on a straight road, and over steer on bends, an uncomfortable feeling in general. Tyres that are over inflated will have a very hard ride, and you will feel every single bump and pot hole that you drive over.
Another fact about tyres is that when they are over inflated or under inflated, is that your car will use much more fuel, especially on the larger models of cars such as BMW or Mercedes. When your cars tyre pressures are at the correct reading as stipulated by the car manufacturers, then your car will be completely safe and use the correct amount of fuel, remember what I said about tyres becoming greener?.
When checking your tyres pressures,
Make sure that you do it when your tyres have cooled down. Bear in mind that tyres get more inflated when they are warm and the air inside the tyre expands.
You should first remove the cap from the valve on the wheel that you are checking the tyre pressure on. Put in and fit the tyre gauge hard into the valve and then take a look at the reading. Most motorists know how to inflate there own tyres but if in doubt you can visit your local Unipart Car Care Centre (UCCC)where trained staff will do the job for you free of charge.
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