The Importance of Tyre Pressure
Updated: Feb 1, 2020
You spend a considerable amount of time in your vehicle – it is your source of income and your home away from home. It should then make sense that adequate preparation should be taken for the different conditions you may face on the road. No matter the climate or road conditions, one of your primary considerations when it comes to checking on your tyres should lie with ensuring adequate tyre pressure.
A routine check of your truck should include an examination of its tyre pressure. It’s a crucial point that we at Double D Tyres are fond of emphasising, due to the fact that it can solely influence a driver’s ability to navigate the road safely, and comfortably. If the potential for savings made from improved fuel economy isn’t enough to convince you, then perhaps it might be convincing to share how studies conducted have shown that up to 40% of all vehicle accidents involve under-inflated tyres.
Ensuring that your tyres are properly inflated not only guarantees proper control of your vehicle, but cost savings in terms of fuel efficiency, and how often you’d need to have your tyres replaced. Under-inflated tyres wear out quicker, and your truck burns through more fuel when it isn’t travelling at its optimum ability.
The problems of an over-inflated tyre
However, over-inflating your tyres can come with another set of problems. Your safety and the safety of other road users could be compromised, as your tyres would have less contact with the road, providing you with less grip and traction while driving.
Why you should regularly check your tyre pressure
Consider these main reasons as a reminder for why checking for tyre pressure should be of utmost importance:
Correctly inflated tyres prolong tyre life expectancy, so you won’t have to replace them as often.
Having the right tyre pressure improves your fuel consumption, so you save. Take advantage of using the tyre pressure gauge, whenever you stop to fill up.
Properly inflated tyres are designed for safety and comfort. Correct inflation provides better traction, so your truck handles better. This leads to a smoother, more comfortable, and reliable ride.
You can probably see how passionate we are about our truck, delivery vehicle, and ute tyres. Safety is what our customers purchase when they keep our tyres on their vehicles, so get in touch with us today to find out more.