CostPlusTyres are pleased to present our tyre safety tips in the interest of public safety. Proper tyre maintenance is an important safety function often neglected. The importance of properly maintaining your tyres cannot be overemphasized. Remember, your tyres are the only contact between your vehicle and the road.
Under inflation is the leading cause of tyre failure. A tyre can be as much as 50% under inflated before it is visibly noticeable. Not only are under inflated tyres more prone to damage and failure, but they can lead to higher fuel costs by as much as 3 to 5 cents per litre of fuel.
Did you know that every 3 out of 4 drivers wash their cars every month, while only 1 in 7 drivers check their tyre pressure? Thats only 15% of all car drivers. Check for the recommended tyre pressure from the manufacturer.