The Right tyre pressure is very important for a safe driving. A car couldn’t be handled correctly on the road with over or under-inflated tyres. Indeed, the difference between a vehicle with precisely inflated tyres and a car with over or underinflated tyres is surprisingly manifested by the car itself.
A car with tyres under-inflated would make it very hard for the driver to accurately steer, whilst a vehicle with over-inflated tyres could dangerously reduce grip in wet road conditions.
The acceleration of your car as well as its braking ability are also affected by its tyre pressure whether at over or under-inflation. Adding to the immediate effects of under-inflated tyres would be their faster wearing out in a fashion more uneven compared to the tyres at the right pressure.
Remember that safety is the generally least appreciated yet the most important reason in checking your tyre pressures. The under-inflated tyres have many possible safety consequences which range from high-speed blowout to an increased and uneven wearing.
If underinflated, your tyre would wear very quickly around its edge. This part is the one with grooves purposely for clearing water on the wet road . This would result in its shorter lifespan and it would become a potential danger in driving on the wet.
If overinflated, your tyre would also wear very quickly but not anymore around its edge rather at the middle which would leave the tyre’s contact area to be effectively “bal.” This would enormously increase stopping distances on the wet road.
Always bear in mind that a tyre being poorly maintained would put it at an increased risk of blowing out. Then, it would be your catastrophic error in driving if your tyre blows out at high speed and it could cause a nasty accident to claim the life of your own and of the other road users.
So, it is also important for you to learn how to check your tyre pressure. A tyre-pressure gauge should be used in checking your tyre pressures. You should do it roughly once a month. You can buy your own tyre-pressure gauge or you can use one at a garage which is reputable.
It is recommended that you use a good-quality tyre pressure gauge of your own or the one at a petrol station or at many tyre workshops. They would be happy to check your tyre pressures if you would ask them.
However, using your own tyre pressure pump and gauge is better than the one at a petrol station because at petrol station the tyre pressure gauge has often been seen years of use or even misuse leaving it without the guarantee of servicing anymore. Most of them are still fine, however, some are giving incorrect tyre pressure readings.
Remember that a tyre pump that runs off the 12 volts power socket in your vehicle could be available. This would make it easy to effectively and quickly inflate your tyre to the right pressure. If you use a standard foot pump, you could not rely on it as it is mostly good only for pumping your tyres up.