Maintaining correct inflation pressure in tyres helps to keep vehicle handling and braking at its best, as well as improving fuel efficiency and tyre life. In addition it can prevent such events as tread separations and tyre blowouts
which may cause loss of control of a vehicle and severe crashes such as rollovers.
Under-inflation of tyres affects many different types of crashes, often in subtle or indirect ways.
Under-inflated tyres can potentially result in:-
- reduced vehicle handling
- increased braking distance
- increased likelihood of blowouts
- increased tyre wear
- increased fuel consumption
In addition to road safety consequences, under-inflated tyres are associated with environment costs such as increased greenhouse gases associated with lower kilometres per tyre and higher fuel consumption and disposal problems.