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Why is correct tyre pressure important?

To stay safe on the road your car needs to have the correct tyre pressure. If the tyres are under or over inflated then handling and grip will worsen, potentially causing irregular or unpredictable car behaviour. Tyres with insufficient air are also more likely to suffer from a blowout and will suffer premature wear on the outside edges of the tyre.The wheel rim and tyre will be more susceptible to impact damage.

Over-inflation results in less comfortable ride, a reduced area of contact with the road giving less grip in the day and accelerated wear on the tread centre .

The benefits of a properly inflated tyre, include reduced running costs and longer tyre life.