Your Tyre Pressure: What Happens If You Don’t Check It (Damaging And Costly)
August 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Your car's tyre pressure should be regularly checked to ensure that they don't wear prematurely and you don't end up using more fuel than necessary. You should always be aware of your car's tyre pressure rating, so that you know the exact amount of pressure your tyres should have.
How To Check Your Car's Tyre Pressure
It may sound like a challenging task on paper, but checking the tyre pressure of your car is actually very simple in practice, and takes a very little amount of time.
As stated above, the first thing you should do is find out our car#s tyre pressure rating. This can be done in several ways. To check your car's tyre pressure rating you can either your vehicle's manual, check inside the petrol cap, or check on the inside ledge of your vehicle's door where it is printed. Every make and model will have a different pressure rating, so it is vital that you make sure you are aware of your specific car's pressure rating. Once you have done this, you should then acquire an accurate pressure gauge. Once you have a pressure gauge, take the dust cap on the valve off, and then attach the pressure gauge. When this is done, take a note of the reading. If your tyres appear to be under inflated, you can use an air pump to inflate the tyres at home. Alternatively, visit a garage such as Dowley's and they will do this for you. If your tyres are over inflated, allow some air to escape while the dust cap is off, then re-check the pressure.
Problems That Arise If Tyres Are Not The Correct Pressure
If your tyres are not the correct pressure then many problems can arise with your car, of which that can damage your car and cost you money.
If your tyres are over inflated, then you can run in to many problems such as; less traction with the road, which can cause crashes; and your tyres will also have a shorter lifespan due to them being heavier and uneven
Under inflated tyres can also cause problems such as; more wear and tear as your tyres are not rolling smoothly; and an increased rolling distance which makes your car use more fuel. Of course the latter problem will cost you more money, and nobody wants that!
On the flip side, having correctly inflated tyres is very beneficial. Correctly inflated tyres ensure that you get the most out of your tyres by giving them a long lifespan. There is minimal wear and tear when your tyres are the correct pressure. Your car also complies with all of the laws of the road, which of course increases the safety of you and other. It also keeps you out of trouble.
In conclusion, you want to make your tyres are the correct pressure. It benefits both you and others. So check your tyres today to make sure yours are the correct pressure!
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