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Why Correct Tyre Pressure is So Important

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Did you know that every tyre loses pressure over time?

This is due to oxygen seeping through tyres over time, and a regular car tyre can lose between 2 and 5 psi of air pressure each month.

So, when was the last time you checked your tyre pressure?

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Reasons for correct air tyre pressure

When your tyres have incorrect tyre air pressure, here are some things that can occur:

  • Tyres are potential overloaded
  • Tyre do not last as long
  • Vehicle is less fuel efficient
  • Car handling is not as great

Tips to ensure correct tyre pressure

Monthly checks at the petrol station Next time you pull into the petrol station, just pull into the air station to check your tyre pressure. The team at Drury Tires recommends monthly checks to ensure natural air deflation is accounted for. If your tyres are a little deflated, just pump them back up to the recommended specs.

A tyre pressure check before a long car journey is also a good idea for top road safety and peace of mind.

Spare tyres

We also recommend checking the spare tyre so that you aren't stuck with a flat spare during an emergency.

It’s good to note that many space-saving spare tyres will not be helpful if they are deflated.

Call Drury Tires if your tyres are losing pressure fast

If your tyre gets really deflated even though you're topping it up with air each month, you should get it checked, especially if you cannot find a puncture.

Drury Tires in South Auckland can fit your car with a set of new set of tyres. 

Call us on 09 2948139 or contact us online – or if you are on our website, just chat with Anthony!