ROAD SAFETY

Wait! Have You Checked Your Tyre Pressure ?

Insufficient attention to the pressure of the tyres contributes greatly to excess wear of tyres, skidding on wet roads, difficult steering operation and general driving discomfort. Improper inflation of tyres can cause the following problems:-insufficient attention to the pressure of the tyres contributes greatly to excess wear of tyres, skidding on wet roads, difficult steering operation and general driving discomfort. Improper inflation of tyres can cause the following problems:-

1.    Low Pressure Causes:

  • the edges of wear down very quickly;

  • steering difficulty;

  • excessive build up of heat which tends to destroy the rubber compound of the tyres.

2.     High Pressure Causes:

  • excess wear in the tyre-centre, shortening the life of the tyres;

  • makes steering easier, mainly because there is less rubber on the road, but causes the vehicle to skid on turns and stops;

  • causes a much rougher ride, even on relatively smooth roads.

Maintain proper inflation of all the tyres and keep the spare tyre ready for emergency.

 

 

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