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The importance of correct tyre pressure

Image showing how to check your tyre pressure

The correct tyre pressure is vital for both safety and for extending the life of your tyre.

You should check your tyre pressures monthly, including the spare and before any long distance driving. Make sure the tyre pressures match the pressures recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

Tyre pressures should if possible be checked cold. If tyre pressures are checked hot, add 4 to 5 psi (0.3 bar) to the recommended pressures.

In the case of unusual pressure loss, the internal and external condition of the tyre should be checked, as well as the condition of the wheel and valve.

 

Get a grip on tyre pressures!


Maximum grip on the road is vital for road safety. This can only be achieved with the correct pressure in your tyres. The diagram below shows how much grip a tyre has on the road depending on its pressure.

Image showing amount of tyre grip depending on tyre pressure

 

Tyre pressures - top tips


1 - Safety


Under inflated tyres can not only overheat increasing the chances of it bursting, but also lead to poor handling of your vehicle. Low pressure on the front axle will increase under steer (fig. 1) whereas low pressure on the rear axle will increase over steer (fig. 2).

fig.1 Under steer

Understeer

fig.2 Over steer

Oversteer
 

 

2 - Economy


Over inflated and under inflated tyres suffer more damage than those with the correct pressure and need to be changed more often. Even 60% inflation, which is not uncommon, can increase tyre wear and significantly shorten the life of the tyre. Vehicles with under inflated tyres have increased rolling resistance that requires more fuel to maintain the same speed.

3 - Environment


Correct tyre pressure helps to maintain optimum fuel efficiency. This equates to lower CO2 emissions from your vehicle and helps protect the environment.

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What our customers think

The service, integrity, honesty and quality of service are exemplary! Wish more businesses were like this one. I went there to get a Pirelli P7 fitted. Their prices are very competitive - £105 versus the £159 I recently paid at KwitFit! I was replacing the tyre because of a puncture; they checked the tyre and told me they could repair it, So, £15 rather £105, A massive saving! Since my visit, I have told all of my friends to go there for any tyres they require. Five-Star service!

Michael Passmore - April 2017

Super fast puncture repair on 50% worn Michelin Primacy - The staff at Tyre Brigade confirmed that a visible screw penetration was repairable with no 'advice' pressure given to replace the tyre as is generally encountered at the big chains - Puncture repaired, wheel re-balanced and job completed within 20 mins for £15 while I waited. - No wonder there was a constant flow of customers arriving for new tyre fittings, while I was there. Tyre Brigade will be my first stop for my next set of new tyres. Sincere compliments on the excellent no-nonsense service - A genuine breath of fresh air!

Andrew North Watford - October 2016

I always use the tyre brigade as I find the staff really friendly and knowledgeable. The manager, Luke, always puts himself out to help you with any problem you may bring him and is always very fair with the prices.

Big Chris - October 2016

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Opening hours
Monday: 08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:30
Thursday: 08:30 - 17:30
Friday: 08:30 - 17:30
Saturday: 08:30 - 16:00
Sunday: Closed
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Areas served around Watford:

Abbotts Langley, Bricket Wood, Chandler's Cross, Leavesden, North Watford

Other services offered by Watford Tyre Brigade:

Batteries, Motorbike Tyre Fitting, Nitrogen Inflation, Tyre Repair, Wheel Alignment

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