Why is tyre pressure important?
Updated: Jul 31, 2019
Here at Double-D Tyres, we are often asked why is tyre pressure important?
Safety is a key concern for drivers at any time. But especially so when road conditions deteriorate and become wet and icy. Tyre pressure is an essential part in keeping drivers safe on the roads.
We see safety as the #1 priority. A key aspect of that is maintaining the correct truck tyre pressures for your local driving conditions.
Tyre pressure and road safety
You spend a considerable amount of time in your ute, delivery van or truck– you rely on it to get you to work and to travel between jobs. Many of you also rely on your vehicle during leisure hours to get your loved ones from one point to another. It should then make sense that adequate preparation should be taken for the different conditions you may face on the road.
Your tyres are particularly important because they are what connects your vehicle to 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.
Routine tyre pressure check
Whether it’s for ute, van, truck or car tyres, a routine check of your vehicle should include an examination of its tyre pressure. At Double D Tyreright, it’s a crucial point that we 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 aren’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-fault accidents involve under-inflated tyres.
Ensure your tyres are properly inflated
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 car burns through more fuel when it isn’t traveling at its optimum ability.
However, over-inflating your tyres can come with another set of problems. Your safety and the safety of others could be compromised, as your tyres would have less contact with the road, providing you with less grip and traction while driving.
Points to remember about 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 at a servo to fill up on petrol.
Properly inflated tyres are designed for safety and comfort. Correct inflation provides better traction, so your car handles better. This leads to a smoother, more comfortable, and reliable ride.
You can probably see how passionate we are at Double D about our ute, van or light truck 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.