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Keep a close eye on the tyres to reduce the need to replace

 - 03/09/2020

As the only part of your vehicle in direct contact with the road, tyres are of paramount importance in terms of safety, the performance of your car, comfort and fuel consumption. Checking tyre pressure each month will directly determine fuel expenditure. As a reminder:

  • Under inflated tyres will have a big influence on fuel consumption by increasing the surface area in contact with the ground and, consequently, the rolling resistance.
  • The maximum permitted level of wear is reached when the depth of the treads is reduced to 1.6mm.
  • Tyres over 10 years old also require replacing.

 

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