Bridgestone studies have shown that 6% of fatal traffic accidents have been caused by a rupture or a sudden tyre pressure loss. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tyres with too low air pressure extend the braking distance by as much as 22 percent.
Tyres with too low air pressure lead to higher fuel usage, especially around a city like Oxford. Studies carried out in Canada have shown that the right tyre pressure allows the average car driver to save two weeks’ worth of fuel each year. Also, according to studies by Bridgestone, too low a tyre pressure can reduce the life of the tyres by 40 percent. So, we recommend at least one tyre pressure check Dudley per month.
According to studies by the Bridgestone Technical Centre Europe, EU motorists prematurely lose around 29.6 million tyres per year, plus around 3.4 billion pounds for unnecessarily burnt fuel. As a result, 7.5 billion pounds are being wasted, and 9.2 megatons of CO2 released into the environment. These results come from the tyre test of 31,178 cars in the 14 EU countries.
Now that we know why tyre pressure checks are necessary, let’s see what leads to the tyre pressure loss –
According to studies by the American Department of Transport, low tyre pressure results in 85% of the cases of a slow puncture and a regular air loss. Only 15% of the cases occur from the air loss caused by severe damage.
What are the causes of natural tyre pressure loss?
- Improper assembly,
- Influence of temperature,
- Small Damages, and
- Leaky valves
The best solution is to visit us for tyre pressure checks Dudley
You can come to our workshop at any time to get your vehicle's tyre pressure checked free of charge. We will do it for you quickly and adjust the pressure if necessary. We will certainly also take a look at the tyres for you to make sure they are okay.
Your car's manufacturer recommends the tyre pressure, and if you forget to bring the owner's manual, don’t worry. There are several places inside the car where you can find the necessary information. Visit our workshop to get your car’s tyre pressure check Dudley. If you have any further queries, call us, or visit our website; we are here to help.