Making sure your tyres are properly inflated is one of the simplest motoring maintenance jobs you can do – and it can also help you save a bit of money.
According to Goodyear, research shows that motorists rank tyres as the second-most important safety feature in vehicles next to brakes, yet only a third of consumers properly check their tyre inflation pressure.
Yet improper air pressure in tyres can lead to a multitude of problems – from uneven and accelerated tyre wear, to structural damage in a tyre.
An underinflated tyre also has the potential to affect tyre performance, including making a vehicle less fuel-efficient.
With temperatures rising and holiday travel commencing, the attention given to the care and maintenance of tyres should be heightened, according to Goodyear officials.
Goodyear recommends that motorists should check tyre inflation at least monthly or before a long trip. They should be inflated to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations printed on the vehicle door placard or in the owner’s manual.