A new gadget designed to help drivers avoid driving on under-inflated tyres could be a life-saver for motorists.
According to the makers, the Tyre Alert Pressure Cap device is aimed at helping vehicle owners avoid the risk of fuel inefficiency, tyre life reduction and loss of handling – all knock-on effects of not having properly inflated tyres.
Wrongly inflated tyres are also a serious cause for concern, because they can lead to accidents and blow-outs on the roads.
Statistics released by the Department for Transport illustrate that a contributory factor in the death of 43 motorists in 2007, were illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres which also played a part in a further 984 accidents.
Simple to fit, and with practically no impact on wheel balancing or to the aesthetics of a vehicle, the Tyre Alert Pressure Cap indicates when there is a reduction in the correct tyre pressure, of either 4psi or 8psi (commercial vehicles).
The Tyre Alert Pressure Cap is designed for simple efficiency even under arduous conditions and the sealed units’ batteries will last for 2years on standby, and more than 3 weeks continuous flashing.
Mark Hotchkiss, Commercial Manager of Tyre Alert , said: ““Although a relative newcomer to the UK market, to-date there are several companies throughout the UK who have recognised the cost savings and safety benefits of Tyre Alert, and installed the unit on to their fleet of vehicles, including one of the UK’s leading power and gas companies E.ON.”
Oliver Hall, Operations Team