Checking tyre pressure: The advantage

Tyres are the direct link between the car and the road. Once mounted, they are primarily a means to an end. However, that doesn't mean they don't need a little attention now and then. To roll reliably, tyres need one thing above all others: air. And this can escape over time. To be safe on the road, you should check the tyre pressure regularly.


Even though this is a short and uncomplicated process, many drivers neglect to check their tyre pressure. Having correct tyre pressure means greater safety on board and money saved, as too little air can be quite expensive in the long term. The reason for this is increased rolling resistance. It increases fuel consumption by up to 0.5 litres per 100 km. Wear also increases by up to 30 per cent at only 0.4 bar below the recommended pressure. Incorrect tyre pressure can also have a massive impact on handling. It doesn't matter whether the pressure is too high or too low: in both cases, the car will have unstable traction and a longer braking distance. In short, as fuel consumption increases, driving stability decreases. This is why it is so important to check your tyre pressure regularly.

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