Britain’s No 1 motoring writer Quentin Willson is urging the UK to follow an American example and introduce a new tyre spressure check law.
It’s a cheap and easy solution to an environmental and safety issue involving car and van tyres, which has already been adopted in California.
He told readers in his excellent Sunday Mirror column: ‘Here’s a simple environmental fix…California has passed a new law forcing all garages and car servicing operations to check the tyre pressure of every car that visits their premises.
‘The state’s Air Resources Board reckons that keeping tyres properly inflated will save £75 million gallons of fuel a year and prevent 700,000 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas.
‘As well as burning unnecessary fuel, under-inflated tyres wear more quickly, so fewer will go to landfill sites as well.
‘We should do it here.’
Yet another point well made by Quentin, who has also recommended his readers come to etyres when they need new tyres, because we offer a cheap and convenient service which saves motorists time, hassle and money.
Denna Bowman, Head Office