Incorrect tyre pressure can result in tyre damage, increased fuel consumption and adversely affect the handling of the vehicle. Tyres that are not correctly inflated cause longer stopping distances, reduce stability for braking and cornering and increase your chance of a blow-out.
Incorrect pressures also reduce the life of your tyres by causing uneven wear, so need replacing sooner.
Bridgestone found that 90% of all cars have incorrectly inflated tyres, which means that 9 out of 10 drivers are in danger.
Tyre pressures should always be checked when cold and ideally every two weeks (including the spare wheel). Correct tyre pressures can be found in the owner’s handbook, on the driver’s door or on the fuel cap.
To find out how to check your pressure click here.