By Denna Bowman
Kumho is urging motorists to check their tyres ahead of the busy Christmas and New Year period.
David Basha, Kumho tyres national marketing and training manager in Australia, warned that there is a direct correlation between tyre condition and road safety.
He said: “It’s essential to maintain the recommended tyre pressure and regularly check tyre conditions to ensure optimum traction and handling.
“Not only does a properly maintained tyre improve handing and traction but it will also improve fuel economy and provide a more comfortable ride for you and your passengers.”
Under or over inflated tyres don’t provide proper contact with the road. Under inflated tyres also don’t allow for heat dispersion and wear the outer edges of the tyre quicker.
“Over inflated tyres on the other hand have a small contact area, hamper the handling of the vehicle, highlight road imperfections as well as wear the centre of the tyre out quicker.
“Checking tyres only takes a couple of minutes but is small price to pay for safe, comfortable motoring,” said David Basha.