Why You Should Maintain A Right Tyre Pressure In Your Car
40% of the accidents which took place on Yamuna Expressway, which is regarded as one of the best highway in the country are due to tyre burst, reveals a new Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA) and Indian Tyre Technical Advisory Committee (ITTAC) report.
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We have already told you how to take care of your car batteries in winter. Now, here is a sneak peak into how to take care of your car tyres by maintaining the right pressure in them. Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone has a nice infographic on how to check the right tyre pressure for your car.
Tyre pressure should always be set as per vehicle owner’s manual and driver handbook, and must be checked at least once in a month in order to avoid any accidents. Maintaining correct tyre pressure in cars is often ignored by vehicle owners. However, this is one aspect which requires utmost care and attention.
Tyre pressure should always be set as per vehicle owner’s manual and driver handbook, and must be checked at least once in a month in order to avoid any mishappening.
Below are some reasons that say why it is significant to maintain a right tyre pressure in your cars:
1. Right Tyre Pressure Improves The Handling Of Your Vehicle
Tyres with correct pressure will improve handling of vehicles by proper steering, stopping and grip. Under inflated tyres will impact the steering because they increase the rolling resistance. Over inflation, apart from giving an uncomfortable drive, will also reduce the surface area of tyre in contact with road which in turn reduces grip.
2. Right Tyre Pressure Improves The Life Of The Article, Prevents Accidents
Under-inflation will lead to overheating of tyres, thereby increase the chances of them bursting. Same thing goes with over-inflation as too much air will also make the tyres defenceless against damages. Incorrectly inflated tyres can sometimes result in loss of control that can lead to accidents.
3. Right Tyre Pressure Improves Fuel Mileage
This is directly related to your pockets. Tyres with less pressure require more fuel to ensure same speed. More fuel consumption will make you pay more for buying petrol/diesel.