Motorists are certainly getting a bumpy ride with the cost of running a car increasing all the time, from fuel costs to parking fees.
However, by taking a few minutes each month to check your tyres could help you reduce your fuel bills – and increase your tyres life.
News of the latest blow to the motorists pocket comes from the AA Fuel Price Report which reveals that for a family with two, the 25p difference between what they pay now for a litre of petrol and what they paid in January 2009 leaves a £12.46 hole in their weekly budget.
But making sure your tyres are properly inflated could help you claw back some of this money!
The trouble is, many motorists only think about their tyres when they are forced to change them, often around the time of their annual MOT, yet tyres are one of the most sensitive and even important parts of a vehicle.
The pressure of a car’s tyres can have a significant impact on its efficiency and they should always be kept at the level recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
According to figures from Transport for London, underinflated tyres can increase fuel consumption by around two per cent, which may not seem like much on its own, but most definitely adds up in terms of yearly petrol costs.
Also, by making sure your tyres are properly inflated you can avoid uneven wear which can prolong the life expectancy of the tyres.
Oliver Hall, Operations Team