Driving on tires that are not properly inflated can cause problems both in terms of vehicle performance and safety on the road.
Given that 60% of people do not know what a car tire tread depth limits of the law, it is also a surprising fact that most of us do not know what the correct tire pressure is good for our vehicles. Ideally, all Goodyear tires should be checked at least once a month and at the start of a long journey using a tire pressure gauge.
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Under-inflated tires can cause the following problems:
If your tires are under-inflated to the extent that they are considered un-roadworthy, car owners can receive a fine of huge amount and three penalty points on their license per tire!
Reduced grip and increases the stopping distance. These two elements go hand in hand and if your vehicle has less grip, it is inevitable that it will require more distance to stop! Adding to poor road conditions for this mixture to the perfect recipe for disaster.
Reduced tire life. Under-inflated tires also tend to deteriorate and die faster than the tires properly inflated car tire.
Increase in fuel consumption. Under-inflated tires need more effort on the part of the vehicle's engine to get rolling at all and then to keep rolling. To achieve this, the engine must rev higher and work harder and therefore uses more fuel to do so. As you can imagine the energy used by the engine will increase more by the number of underinflated tires.