Do you know how to check or how often you should check your PSI? Do you know how much damage it causes if your PSI is wrong?
Here at Big Motoring World we like to ensure all of our customers have the knowledge and safety recommendations they need. Checking your PSI weekly is very important. Correct tyre pressure can help to extend the life of your tyres, improve your vehicles safety and help you save money on your fuel!
The manufacturer of your vehicle specifies the suitable pressure, it’s your responsibility to make sure your tyres have the correct pressure.
Here are three main reasons you should check your PSI:
1. Safety! Here at Big Motoring World we want to make sure all of our customers are safe. Tyres that are under inflated can over heat; and over inflated tyres can lead to poor vehicle handling on the road!
2. Economy! Over or under inflated tyres suffer MORE damage than those with the correct PSI and will need to be replaced more regularly. Vehicles with under-inflated tyres have increased rolling resistance that requires you to use more fuel. With the prices of fuel going up per week, we want to make sure you’re not paying out more than you should be.
3. Environment! Correct pressure helps you to maintain optimum fuel efficiency. This will help lower CO2 emissions coming from your vehicle that have incorrect pressure.
It's important to check tyre pressure regularly. It's not always apparent that air is being lost, but it generally escapes at the rate of up to two pounds of air every month. More air is usually lost during warm weather, so more regular checks are needed when temperatures rise.
Always check the tyre pressure with a tyre pressure gauge when your tyres are cold. Finally, if you are using your vehicle to carry additional load or weight, always consult your vehicle handbook for the correct loaded tyre pressure.
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Until next time bloggers stay safe!!